spring ranchers in the Flint Hills burn the prairie. Burning
stimulates new growth of prairie tallgrasses and flowers. The Kansas
Turnpike runs northeast/southwest through the Flint Hills and grass
fires were burning as we traveled southwest toward Wichita.
the northwest edge of Wichita is a neighborhood called "The
Moorings," where homes are built along fingers of Crystal Lake,
a small lake which was once a sand quarry. April 6th proved to be
the most pleasant day of the year, thus far, and neighbors where
celebrating fine, sunny weather by getting outdoors.
and Julia enjoy their home by Crystal Lake. Both upstairs
and downstairs patios extend to the water's edge--or beyond. Their
home is light and airy. Jim enjoys fishing for catfish from his
deck. In addition, they have their own dock space.
were treated to delicate spring evening out in Old Town, downtown
Wichita. The Old Town area is an upscale, rennovated warehouse area
filled with shops, restaurants, bars and hotels. April 6th was prom
night, so we saw many young people in fine dress.
All photos © 2001 by Carol Yoho
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