If you live in the U.S., be sure to turn your clock ahead at 2:00 a.m. or before you go to bed tonight. Sunday is only 23 hours long, so this will be a very short weekend. It seems to be harder to adjust to this time change than when we set our clocks back in October.
The time change also involves Canada, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and certain parts of Mexico. Most of the other countries turn their clocks ahead later in the month, mainly on March 26. The rest of the world who observe daylight savings time (DST) set their clocks ahead on April 2. Australia and New Zealand set their clocks back an hour on April 2.
Now let's head out again to see more of my city. Here are more homes that look quite similar to mine. It seems no matter where I go, these craftsman style houses are everywhere. It shows how the city quickly grew around the 1920s, when this style home was popular.
In the 1920s and 1930s, a number of successful aircraft manufacturing companies were started in
Wichita including Beechcraft, Cessna, and Stearman Aircraft. Because there was so much manufacturing, housing was needed and this is the most prevalent single family style of that era.
Some have changed their look considerably in order to stand out, or look unique.
Of course, some homes were built later in the same areas.
Note the different colored trash containers.
We are one of few cities where different trash companies are allowed to pick up trash in the same area. Good for competition and keeping trash costs low. Each company has its own color trash container.
Near the Big Arkansas River, a new installation was put in a few years ago.
There was a lot of controversy over it, because many thought these
lights that change colors at night, were a waste of money the city
didn't have. I'm rather ambivalent about them, but most people either love or hate them.
The river is quite low because we have had no rain for over a month. Several wild fires have burned many homes. At least one person lost his life, and countless cattle have died or had to be put down due to smoke inhalation.
Yes, that is the river bed/bottom you see in the photo above.
I have always thought of this as an art installation, but someone told me it was part of the river system. I think that person was all wet!
The road is diverted here. The river is behind it. This is part of the bike and walking path and it's an area with benches where you can sit and watch the river.
Later in the week I'll show one of the places Sally and I went last week.
But once home, I was over the moon with joy that I was starting to see some color in my yard.
Thanks for tripping with me today. Most of the photos were taken last month before I got sick. The hyacinths were photographed on Tuesday.
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