Historic downtown Ottawa is decked out for the holidays. Because I like to suffer for my art, I waited until the evening following our first snowfall of winter to bundle up and shoot photographs of the Victorian buildings on South Main Street, which are dressed up with lights on every facade and Christmas trees in every storefront window. My favorite touch is the star perched on top of the grain silo at the Ottawa Coop building. The snow was mostly gone, but the Christmas cheer could not be melted.
Christmas lights bring warmth to an otherwise chilly night in Ottawa, Kansas.
Happy holidays to all of my friends out there in the online universe!
A peregrine falcon watches traffic on Main Street from his (her?) perch in downtown Ottawa, Kansas.
My husband, Jim, gave me my Christmas gift early this year: a new camera. Giddy to have a 20x zoom lens, I wandered around downtown shooting photos of roof lines and cornices. Through the lens of my camera, I spotted a peregrine falcon perched on the decorative broken pediment of a circa 1870 building at 212 South Main Street, which is part of the Historic Ottawa Central Business District listed on the National Historic Register.