Kansas State Capitol Building – Topeka, KS


August 8, 2009 – Kansas State Capitol Building

Kansas State Capitol map

Unfortunately when Sonny and I visited the Kansas State Capitol building, it was closed due to full construction on the facade.  But, we still enjoyed the outside that wasn’t currently being worked on.  And walking around the grounds was just lovely!  There were plenty of gardens, statues, plaques and fountains.

We would definitely love to come back and visit again when we can take a tour of the inside and see what the full experience of the building is like!


“I’m your only friend
I’m not your only friend
But I’m a little glowing friend
But really I’m not actually your friend
But I am

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
Who watches over you
Make a little birdhouse in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
Say I’m the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your soul

I have a secret to tell
From my electrical well
It’s a simple message and I’m leaving out the whistles and bells
So the room must listen to me
Filibuster vigilantly
My name is blue canary one note* spelled l-i-t-e
My story’s infinite
Like the Longines Symphonette it doesn’t rest

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
Who watches over you
Make a little birdhouse in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
Say I’m the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your soul

I’m your only friend
I’m not your only friend
But I’m a little glowing friend
But really I’m not actually your friend
But I am

There’s a picture opposite me
Of my primitive ancestry
Which stood on rocky shores and kept the beaches shipwreck free
Though I respect that a lot
I’d be fired if that were my job
After killing Jason off and countless screaming Argonauts
Bluebird of friendliness
Like guardian angels its always near

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
Who watches over you
Make a little birdhouse in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
Say I’m the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your soul”



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  • May 14, 2012 - 9:34 am

    Amanda - Scaffoldingtastic! ;DReplyCancel

    • May 14, 2012 - 12:36 pm

      Robyn - Yeaaaahhh, it makes me cry when that happens. But then again, I know they need occassional work and I’m happy they’re keeping up with them.ReplyCancel

  • May 14, 2012 - 3:08 pm

    Amanda - Don’t you make excuses for them. UNACCEPTABLE. ;)ReplyCancel