Photos from the USA
May – August 2010

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Contents

Wednesday, 26th May Flying out
Tuesday, 1st June Cupid and Taylor
Tuesday, 8th June Boston
Wednesday, 9th June JFK Library
Thursday, 10th June Saugus Ironworks
Charter Street Burying Ground, Salem, MA
Driving north
Old Gaol, York, ME
Portland, ME
Friday, 11th June Driving in Maine
Saturday, 12th June Bar Harbor, ME
Augusta, ME
White Mountain National Forest, NH
Sunday, 13th June Driving through New Hampshire and Vermont
Dr Seuss National Memorial
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Plymouth, MA
Monday, 14th June Plymouth, MA
Quincy, MA
Friday, 18th June Flower
Saturday, 19th June Taylor
Monday, 21st June Cupid and Taylor
Thursday, 1st July Cass and Flower
Saturday, 3rd July Omaha, NE
Fontenelle Forest
Sunday, 4th July Rabbit
Fireworks
Light painting
Monday, 5th July Fireworks
Friday, 9th July The cats
Sunday, 11th July Flower
Monday, 12th July Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE (Desert Dome, Gorilla Valley, Aviary, Expedition Madagascar (lemurs), Bear Canyon, Cat Complex, Wildlife, Aquarium, Butterfly Pavilion)
Driving
Tuesday, 13th July Cupid
Wednesday, 14th July Sunset
Saturday, 17th July Apricots
Tuesday, 20th July Trip to Omaha, NE
Sunday, 25th July Cupid
Tuesday, 27th July Driving through Nebraska and Kansas
Topeka, KS
Driving past Kansas City
Driving to Jefferson City, MO
Jefferson City, MO
Driving to Springfield, MO
Wednesday, 28th July Driving through Missouri and Arkansas
A natural bridge near Clinton, AR
Little Rock, AR
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Lobstah's travels
Thursday, 29th July Driving through Arkansas and Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Capitol
Oklahoma City National Memorial
Sonic drive-through
Friday, 30th July Driving through Oklahoma and Kansas
Abilene, KS
Driving through Kansas and Nebraska
Monday, 2nd August The cats
Tuesday, 3rd August C and L Dairy Sweet, Lincoln, NE
Wednesday, 4th August The cats
The garden
Thursday, 5th August Another trip to Omaha
Friday, 6th August Cupid
Sunday, 8th August Wide-angle cats
Tuesday, 10th August Cupid and Comet
Thursday, 12th August Trip to Omaha, NE
Saturday, 14th August PJ's Baby Cakes
Sunken Garden
Haymarket
Sunday, 15th August Alien shadow
Monday, 16th August Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE (mosaics, Rotunda, Memorial Chamber, observation deck and miscellaneous)
The cats
Tuesday, 17th August C and L Dairy Sweet, Lincoln, NE
Wednesday, 18th August Flying home
Thursday, 19th August Flying home

Updates

2013-05-05: Driving in Maine (2010-06-11).
2013-03-24: Sunset in the White Mountain National Forest (2010-06-12).
2013-02-23: Dr Seuss National Memorial, Connecticut and Rhode Island (2010-06-13).
2012-11-17: Oklahoma City National Memorial at night.
2012-07-07: Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City National Memorial, Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE (mosaics, Rotunda, Memorial Chamber, observation deck and miscellaneous).
2011-12-29: A squirrel and the cats.
2011-07-16: Haymarket.
2011-06-21: PJ's Baby Cakes and Sunken Garden.
2011-05-27: Little Rock, AR, Hot Springs National Park, AR and Lobstah's travels.
2011-05-23: Driving through Missouri and Arkansas, a natural bridge near Clinton, AR, driving through Arkansas and Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Capitol and a Sonic drive-through.
2011-05-03: Jefferson City, MO and driving to Springfield, MO.
2011-02-19: Jefferson City, MO.
2011-01-01: Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha (aquarium)
2010-12-23: Flower and Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha (an orangutan, Bear Canyon, Cat Complex and wildlife)
2010-12-20: Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha (Aviary, Expedition Madagascar and Bear Canyon), Jefferson City, MO and Flying home.
2010-11-15: Road trip in Nebraska and Kansas: driving to Kansas, Topeka Kansas City and Driving to Jefferson City.
2010-11-13: Road trip in Oklahoma and Kansas.
2010-10-26: Flying out.
2010-10-25: Cats, cats, the garden, Omaha again, cats, more cats and flying home.
2010-10-23: Haymarket district, C and L Dairy Sweet, wide-angle cats, another trip to Omaha, an alien shadow and another visit to C and L.
2010-08-01: Salem, MA, Portland, ME, more from Omaha zoo, Cupid, sunset, apricots and a trip to Omaha, NE and Cupid.
2010-07-14: Dr Seuss National Memorial, the cats, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE and getting there and back.
2010-07-06: Fontenelle Forest, a rabbit, fireworks, light painting and more fireworks.
2010-07-04: Driving through NH and VT, Dr Seuss National Memorial, cats, cats, cats and more cats.

Wednesday, 26th May

Canada from the air Canada from the air Canada from the air Canada from the air
Canada from the air Trans-Canadian highway Canada from the air Aircraft wing
Frosted aircraft window Isle Royale National Park from the air Isle Royale National Park from the air Isle Royale National Park from the air Superior, WI

Tuesday, 1st June

Cupid Taylor Cupid

Tuesday, 8th June

Boston

Boston Common and the Public Garden. The rose was given to us by two of the Public Gardeners after we helped one of them find her mobile phone, which she'd dropped in the rose bed.

Squirrel Squirrel Civil War memorial Squirrel
Swan boats Charles Street Cleaners Massachusetts State House Rose

Wednesday, 9th June

JFK Library

Stars and Stripes Stars and Stripes

Thursday, 10th June

Saugus Ironworks

The first ironworks in the USA. It was a commercial failure but seeded the industry. The buildings are post-war reproductions.

Saugus Ironworks Waterwheel gear-train Blacksmith's foundry Saugus Ironworks

Charter Street Burying Ground, Salem, MA

Charter Street Burying Ground, Salem MA Charter Street Burying Ground, Salem MA Charter Street Burying Ground, Salem MA Charter Street Burying Ground, Salem MA

Driving north

The shots after the first are from the New Hampshire welcome centre in Seabrook. I found it ironic that a “welcome centre” would have so many signs telling you what you're not allowed to do...

I-95, northern MA New Hampshire welcome sign No shaving no bathing permitted No pets allowed, no food or drink, no smoking, shirts and shoes required
No smoking beyond this point New Hampshire welcome centre sign Weather vane

Old Gaol, York, ME

Old Gaol Old Gaol (jail)

Portland, ME

The beer is four quarter-pints and the one at the front is Sea Dog Brewing Company's Blue Paw, a blueberry wheat beer that is, basically, a blueberry muffin in a glass.

Portland Head Light Portland Head Light Fort Williams Beer glasses

Friday, 11th June

Driving in Maine

Portland Observatory Portland Observatory Bath Iron Works Sagadahoc Bridge, US-1, Bath, ME
US-1, near Bath, ME Thomaston, ME US-1, north of Stockton Springs
Penobscot Narrows Bridge Penobscot Narrows Bridge Penobscot Narrows Bridge, US-1, near Prospect
US-1, near Orland, ME US-1, near East Orland, ME US-1, near Ellsworth, ME

Still to come: Acadia National Park.


Saturday, 12th June

Bar Harbor, ME

Wooden lobster

Augusta, ME

Maine State House Maine State House Maine State House dome Maine flag
Liberty Bell replica Liberty Bell replica plaque Maine State House Maine State House
Civilian Conservation Corps statue Civilian Conservation Corps statue

White Mountain National Forest, NH

Black Bear Moose Moose Moose
White Mountain National Forest White Mountain National Forest White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest White Mountain National Forest

Sunday, 13th June

Driving through New Hampshire and Vermont

NH-112, White Mountain National Forest NH-112, White Mountain National Forest NH-112, White Mountain National Forest NH-10 near Piermont, NH
I-91 naer Fairlee, VT I-91, near Hanover, NH I-91 near Windsor, VT I-91 near Springfield, VT
I-91 southern Vermont

Dr Seuss National Memorial, Springfield, MA

Yertle the Turtle Yertle the Turtle Dr Seuss Dr Seuss Thing 1
Yertle the Turtle The Grinch The Cat in the Hat Sam-I-Am Dr Seuss character
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose Horton the Elephant Dr Seuss and the Cat in the Hat Oh, the Places You'll Go Gertrude McFuzz The Lorax

Connecticut

The Connecticut State Capitol and its environs in Hartford.

Connecticut welcome sign Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch Connecticut State Capitol Connecticut State Capitol
Frieze, Connecticut State Capitol Statue of John Haynes Statue of Joseph Wadsworth Statue of John Winthrop Jr Statue of Theophilus Eaton Statue of John Mason Statue of Roger Ludlow Frieze, Connecticut State Capitol
Frieze, Connecticut State Capitol Frieze, Connecticut State Capitol Frieze, Connecticut State Capitol Frieze, Connecticut State Capitol Frieze, Connecticut State Capitol
Squirrel Squirrel Squirrel Squirrel

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island State House in Providence.

Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House Rhode Island flag
“Independent Man” “Independent Man” Nathanael Greene statue Oliver Hazard Perry statue Oliver Hazard Perry statue
Christian Science church Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Plymouth, MA

Night photography in an Atlantic fog.

Plymouth harbour Plymouth harbour Plymouth harbour
Plymouth harbour Mayflower II rigging Plymouth harbour cruises Mayflower II

Hartford, CT, and Providence, RI.


Monday, 14th June

Plymouth, MA

Most of these are of the National Monument to the Forefathers. Notice how many of the women on the Mayflower are described as “and wife”.

National Monument to the Forefathers National Monument to the Forefathers Liberty Liberty Morality
Bird's nest hair Law Law Education Passengers of the Mayflower Passengers of the Mayflower William Bradford statue
Plymouth Rock Plymouth Rock sign Mayflower II Mayflower II Pilgrim woman statue

Quincy, MA

Birthplace of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Pronounced KWIN-zee.

Abigail and John Quincy Adams John Adams' tomb John Quincy Adams' tomb John Adams memorial tablet
John Quincy Adams memorial tablet Old House on Peace Field John Adams' birthplace John Adams' birthplace
John Quincy Adams' birthplace

Friday, 18th June

Flower Flower Flower

Saturday, 19th June

Taylor

Monday, 21st June

The blanket was supposed to keep the cats off the clean laundry underneath. Who'd have thought Cupid would want to be under it on such a hot day?

Cupid Taylor Taylor

Thursday, 1st July

Flower Cass and Flower

Saturday, 3rd July

We tried to go to the zoo but the road was jammed solid because of an event at the baseball stadium next door. We aborted, had lunch and went to the Durham Museum, in the old Union Station, instead.

Omaha, NE

Dundee ballon bomb memorial plaque Stars and Stripes, Union Station, Omaha, NE Statue Cargo handling
Interactive museum display Statue

Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, NE

Great spangled fritillary Twelve-spotted skimmer Great spangled fritillary Male blue dasher

Sunday, 4th July

Rabbit

Wildlife on the lawn.

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit
Rabbit

Fireworks

The city display was cancelled because of a bad weather forecast and there wasn't much else on offer...

Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks

Light painting

... so we goofed around in the park with long exposures and LED torches.

Light painting Light painting Light painting Light painting

Monday, 5th July

Today's forecast was actually worse but turned out to be wrong.

Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks
Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks
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Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks
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Fireworks Fireworks Fireworks

Friday, 9th July

The first four were taken using an office chair and a blanket as a mini-studio.

Cupid Cupid Cupid Cupid
Cass Cass Cass Comet

Sunday, 11th July

Flower Flower Flower Flower Flower

Monday, 12th July

Second attempt at the zoo. This time, we made it.

Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE

Desert Dome

African Jacarna (Actophilornis africana) Blue-bellied roller (Coracias cyanogaster) Blue-bellied roller (Coracias cyanogaster) Cape thick-knees (Berhinus capensus)
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Rock hyraxes (Procavia johnstoni)
Rock wallaby (Petrogale concinna) Rock wallaby (Petrogale concinna) Collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) Burrowing owl
Burrowing owl Lizard sculpture Cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) Black-tailed jack rabbit (Lepus californias)
Black-tailed jack rabbit (Lepus californias) Swift fox (Vulpes velox) Cantil viper (Agkistrodon bilineatus) Coatimundi (Nasua narica)

Gorilla Valley

Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) Wolf's guenons (Cercopithecus wolfi)
Senegal parrot (Poicophalus senegalus) Dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula) Orangutan

Aviary

Straw-necked ibis (Threkiornis spinicollis) White stork (Ciconia ciconia) Flamingo Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
Snowy egret (Egretta thula) Information display Roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Expedition Madagascar

Black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) Black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) Black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) Red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta)
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)

Bear Canyon

Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)
Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)

Cat Complex

Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) Jaguar (Panthera onca) Tiger
Puma (Puma concolor) Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti)

Wildlife

Rabbit Ground squirrel Juvenile American robin (Turdus migratorius) Common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Aquarium

Schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes) Fish Emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) Shark tunnel
Fish Jellyfish Jellyfish Jellyfish
Penguins

Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Owl butterfly Owl butterfly Male red-legged honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus)
Female red-legged honeycreeper Butterfly Peleides blue morpho (Morpho peleides)

Driving

The plane is by the Interstate between Lincoln and Omaha. The other three were taken on the way to dinner, which we had just across the state line in Iowa.

F-105D Thunderchief, by I-80 EMD DDA40X 'Centennial' ALCO 'Big Boy' Iowa welcome sign

Tuesday, 13th July

Cupid Cupid

Wednesday, 14th July

Sunset

Saturday, 17th July

The principal ingredient of apricot sorbet...

Apricots Apricots Apricots

Tuesday, 20th July

Another evening in Omaha; another shot at that plane.

F-105D Thunderchief, by I-80 I-80 near Omaha, NE I-80, Omaha, NE La Casa pizzeria, Omaha, NE

Sunday, 25th July

Goofing around with a cat and a wide-angle lens.

Wide-angle Cupid

Tuesday, 27th July

Driving through Nebraska and Kansas

Nebraska State Capitol Nebraska State Capitol South 9th Street,Lincoln, NE NE-2 near Unadilla, NE
US-75, near Fairview KS Holton, KS Holton, KS Grain silo, by US-75, Topeka, KS

Topeka, KS

'Tragic Prelude' mural by John Steuart Curry, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS Dwight D. Eisenhower statue by Fritz Felten, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS Interior staircase, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS William Allen White statue by Fritz Felten, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS
Hereford bull, 'Kansas Pastoral' mural by John Steuart Curry, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS Pig, 'Kansas Pastoral' mural by John Steuart Curry, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS House Chamber, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS House Chamber, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS
'Justice' mural by E. S. Miragoli, House Chamber, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS Senate Chamber, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS 'Arrival of the Railroads' mural by David H. Overmyer, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS 'Ad Astra' statue by Richard Bergen, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS
Abraham Lincoln statue by Robert Merrell Gage, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS South Porch, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS Brown vs Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka, KS Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, KS

Driving past Kansas City

I-70 through Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Most of the shots (all but one) are taken from the former but (just over half) show the latter.

I-70, Kansas City, KS Rail yard by I-70, Kansas City, KS Kansas City, MO, seen from I-70, Kansas City, KS Kansas City, MO, seen from I-70, Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, MO, seen from I-70, Kansas City, KS I-70, KS/MO border I-70, Kansas City, MO

Driving to Jefferson City, MO

I-70, near Marshall Junction, MO Fuqua Drive, Booneville, MO I-70, near Booneville, MO Rocheport Bridge over the Missouri River, I-70, Rocheport, MO
US-63, south of Columbia, MO US-63, north of Jefferson City, MO US-63, Jefferson City, MO Jefferson City Bridge, US-63, MO

Jefferson City, MO

Missouri State Capitol Light fixture, Missouri State Capitol Great seal, Missouri State Capitol Dome interior, Missouri State Capitol
South-west wing Under the dome Dome interior Dome interior
Thomas Jefferson statue by James Earle Fraser Great Rivers: Missouri, by Robert Aitken Great Rivers: Missouri, by Robert Aitken Great Rivers: Mississippi, by Robert Aitken
Capitol dome Dome, with Ceres statue by Sherry Fry Great Rivers: Mississippi, by Robert Aitken Water feature
Rednecks for Obama bumper sticker Louisiana Purchase relief by Karl Bitter Union Pacific GP60s William Clark
Lewis and Clark memorial Seaman Lewis and Clarm memorial York
Fountains Fountain Fountains

Driving to Springfield, MO

lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO Skull house, Osage Beach, MO MO-5, near Lebanon, MO
I-44, near Phillipsburg MO I-44, near Springfield MO

Wednesday, 28th July

Driving through Missouri and Arkansas

Sign by US-65, near Highlandville, MO US-65, near Saddlebrooke, MO US-65, near Saddlebrooke, MO US-65, near Saddlebrooke, MO
US-65, Missouri–Arkansas border US-65, near the Missouri–Arkansas border US-65, northern Arkansas US-65, Boone County, AR
US-65, near Bellefonte, AR US-65, near St Joe, AR US-65, near Marshall, AR US-65, near Marshall, AR
US-65, near Marshall, AR

Natural bridge, near Clinton, AR

We stopped here on a whim, having seen ads by the road. Access is via an incredibly steep road and, on the way back up, we discovered that the Subaru's fuel economy display bottoms out at 1.5mpg. I wouldn't be at all surprised if we were in gallons-per-mile territory.

Natural bridge near Clinton, AR For sale sign, natural bridge near Clinton, AR Natural bridge near Clinton, AR
Natural bridge near Clinton, AR Entrance cabin, natural bridge near Clinton, AR

Little Rock, AR
US and Arkansas flags Rock Island railroad bridge Reflecting pool Rabbit Reach, by Tim Cherry
Little Rock Nine memorial, Arkansas State Capitol Arkansas State Capitol (north end) Plaque in the grounds Arkansas State Capitol
Arkansas State Capitol

Hot Springs National Park, AR

Hot Springs Mountain Tower, Hot Springs National Park View over the Ouachita mountains Sunlit foliage Sunlit foliage
Hot Springs, AR Ouachita Mountains Ouachita Mountains Tree trunk
Lichen-covered rock

Lobstah's travels

Lobstah poses for a photo Lobstah enjoys the view Lobstah at Grampa's Catfish House
Lobstah at Grampa's Catfish House Lobstah in bed Lobstah asleep

Thursday, 29th July

Driving through Arkansas and Oklahoma

AR-7, Ouachita National Forest, AR AR-7, Ouachita National Forest, AR AR-7, Ouachita National Forest, AR AR-7, Ouachita National Forest, AR
AR-7, Ouachita National Forest, AR Arkansas River bridge, between Dardanelle, AR and Russellville, AR I-40, Crawford County, AR I-40, Arkansas–Oklahoma border
Roadworks on I-40, near Warner, OK I-40, near Warner, OK Ranch for sale, near Warner, OK I-40, McIntosh County, OK

Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma state capitol, Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma state capitol, Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma State Capitol Oklahoma State Capitol
Grass Oil well Oil well Sky
Oklahoma State Capitol Lobstah at the Oklahoma State Capitol Oklahoma State Capitol Oklahoma State Capitol Tribal flags Oklahoma flags
The Guardian Stone carving Native American woman Native American woman Oklahoma State Capitol
Great Seal Lobstah on the Great Seal Commemoration of the Murrah Building bombing Commemoration of arrival of Native Americans
Tribute to the Romantic Riders of the Range, by Constance Whitney Warren Oklahoma diamond jubilee Washington's grand-tree Oklahoma State Capitol
North side lawn

Oklahoma City National Memorial, OK

In 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City was blown up by a truck bomb, with the loss of 168 lives. The site is now a memorial garden. The Gates of Time display the time one minute before and after the bombing. Each chair in the Field of Chairs represents a victim of the bombing, arranged in rows according to the floor of the building the person was on. The children who died in the daycare centre have smaller chairs. The chairs correspond to the empty chairs at family dining tables.

Original building wall Gate of Time Gates of Time Memorial inscription Reflecting pool
Field of Chairs Field of Chairs Field of Chairs Field of Chairs Field of Chairs
Field of Chairs N Robinson and NW 4th, Oklahoma City, OK Juvenile American robin (Turdus migratorius) Fire escape remains
Gates of Time and reflecting pool Reflecting pool and Field of Chairs Gate of Time, reflected Field of Chairs and reflecting pool
Visitors Survivor Tree Reflection of Gate of Time Field of Chairs and Reflecting Pool Reflecting pool
Chair and reflection Chairs and reflections Field of Chairs Field of chairs

Sonic drive-through, Guthrie, OK

We arrived rather late at our hotel in Guthrie so we stopped for a drive-through burger before checking in. While we were eating, a huge locusty-grasshopper thing flew in through Kita's open window and landed on our ice-cream. We were surprised. (And more concerned with ejecting it than with producing a photographic record of its exploits.)

Sonic drive-through restaurant, Guthrie, OK

Friday, 30th July

Driving through Oklahoma and Kansas

I should point out that the last one was taken through a telephoto lens so we weren't quite so close to doom as it might appear.

I-35N, near Orlando, OK I-35N, near Perry, OK Oil well by I-35, near Perry, OK I-35N, near Billings, OK
Kansas welcome sign Kansas and US flags I-135N, Wichita, KS I-135N, near Moundridge, KS
Chimney sweep, by I-135, near McPherson, KS Oil well, by I-135, near McPherson, KS Central Christian College of Kansas sign, I-135N, near McPherson, KS Barn, by I-135, near Lindsborg, KS
I-135N, near Assaria, KS I-135N, near Assaria, KS I-70E, near Salina, KS

Abilene, KS

Site of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. Also site of Kuntz's drive-in. And, yes, we drove around the block an extra time to get the photo.

Ant dragging blue mud dauber wasp (Chalybion californicum) Eisenhower statue, Abilene, KS Lobstah toy on Eisenhower Library sign, Abilene, KS Kuntz's Drive-in, Abilene, KS

Driving through Kansas and Nebraska

With a brief stop in Marysville, KS, so Lobstah could stretch her claws.

I-70, near Chapman, KS Godly stock car, I-70, Junction City, KS US-77N, near Fort Riley, KS Corn field, by US-77N, near Milford Lake, KS US-77N, near Milford Lake, KS
US-77N, near Fort Riley, KS Torrential rain, US-77N, Riley, KS US-77N, near Blue Rapids, KS US-77N, near Marysville, KS
Union Pacific yard, Marysville, KS Pony Express monument, Marysville, KS Pony Express monument, Marysville, KS Soft drink distributor, Marysville, KS US Flag, Marysville, KS
Marysville, KS Lobstah toy, Marysville, KS US-77N, Kansas/Nebraska border US-77N, near Barneston Township, NE
Sunset, near Blue Springs, NE Sunset, near Riverside Township, NE

Saturday, 31st July

The Haymarket district of Lincoln.

Beetle bonnet wall sculpture Boxcars at Lincoln Amtrak station

Monday, 2nd August

Cupid Cupid Cupid
Taylor Cass

Tuesday, 3rd August

C and L Dairy Sweet, near Pioneer Park. Purveyors of fine lemon ice-cream.

C and L Dairy Sweet

Wednesday, 4th August

The cats

Taylor Taylor Flower Comet
Comet Comet Comet Comet Cupid

The garden

Courgette flower Courgette flower Courgette flower Green tomatoes

Thursday, 5th August

Once more unto Omaha, though the photos are all from the journey home.

Truck on tow F-105D Thunderchief
I-80 sunset I-80 sunset I-80 sunset

Friday, 6th August

House plant Cat toy Cupid
Cupid Cupid Cupid

Sunday, 8th August

Two cats. One wide-angle lens.

Cupid Cupid Comet Comet Comet

Tuesday, 10th August

Comet Comet Cupid
House plant Cupid

Thursday, 12th August

Off to Omaha again.

F-105D Thunderchief, by I-80 Barn, by I-80 Holy Family Shrine, Gretna NE
First National Bank Tower, Omaha NE Bug

Saturday, 14th August

PJ's Baby Cakes, Lincoln, NE

PJ's Baby Cakes Cupcakes

Sunken Garden, Lincoln, NE

Water lilies Blue dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) Water lily Flower
Flowers Painted lady (Vanessa cardui) Water lily Water lily
Yellow carp Water lily Water lily Water lilies
Water lily Orange moth on blue flowers Blue flower Yellow butterfly
Orange sulphur butterfly (Colias eurytheme) Orange sulphur butterfly (Colias eurytheme) Back-lit leaf Back-lit leaf
Sunken Garden White flowers Pink flower Red flower
Bicentennial Cascade Fountain Bicentennial Cascade Fountain Bicentennial Cascade Fountain Bicentennial Cascade Fountain
Bicentennial Cascade Fountain Bicentennial Cascade Fountain Red flower Red flower
Grasses Grasses Leaves Yellow flower

Haymarket, Lincoln, NE

The Haymarket is the area around the railway station and is full of restaurants, bars and artsy shops. Not including Village Inn, which isn't downtown.

Sunset clouds Kansas City Southern grain cars Burlington Northern caboose
BNSF SD70MAC number 8909 pushing a coal train Historic boxcars Sunset and flag Village Inn sign

Sunday, 15th August

The shadow of Kita's KitchenAid mixer. Looks like an alien, to me.

Alien shadow

Monday, 16th August

Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE

A tour of the State Capitol

Mosaics

'Earth' mosaic by Hildreth Meiere 'Air' mosaic by Hildreth Meiere 'Fire' mosaic by Hildreth Meiere 'Water' mosaic by Hildreth Meiere
Mosaic

Rotunda

The crossing point under the tower.

'Labors of the Hand' mural by Kenneth Evett 'Labors of the Mind' mural by Kenneth Evett 'Labors of the Heart' mural by Kenneth Evett
Rotunda chandelier Rotunda ceiling Rotunda Rotunda

Memorial Chamber

Commemorating bravery in public service and also the ideals of Nebraska and America.

'The Perils of Fire' mural by Stephen Roberts 'The Scourge of Poverty' mural by Stephen Roberts 'The Scourge of Plague' mural by Stephen Roberts 'The Scourge of Famine' mural by Stephen Roberts
'The Ideal of Freedom' mural by Stephen Roberts 'The Ideal of Universal Peace' mural by Stephen Roberts 'The Ideal of Self-Determination' mural by Stephen Roberts 'The Ideal of International Law' mural by Stephen Roberts
Memorial Chamber chandelier

Observation deck

Grain elevator Goodhue Boulevard Grain elevator Church

Miscellaneous

Julius Caesar and Justinian Lamp post
Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)

The cats

Cupid Cupid Cupid Cupid
Cupid Cupid Comet Comet
Cupid Cupid Cupid Comet
Comet Cupid Cupid Flower

Tuesday, 17th August

Another visit to C and L.

C and L Dairy Sweet Lincoln rail yard

Wednesday, 18th August

Flying home across Iowa and Minnesota.

Iowa from the air Iowa from the air Algona, IA Iowa from the air Crystal Lake and Thompson, IA
Iowa from the air Albert Lea, MN Minnesota from the air Outskirts of Minneapolis

Thursday, 19th August

Sunrise over Northern Ireland

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