Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dancing With A Prickly Pear

Capitol Visit

Sticky Situation
Pardons to the sculptress, but Dancing With a Prickly Pear was the first thing that came to mind as I walked up to this statue. That bronc and rider have got themselves in one heck of a fix! 

Tribute to Range Riders
Standing at the Capitol entrance is an intricately detailed bronze by Constance Whitney Warren. A sculptress of Paris,France and New York. A Tribute To The Romantic Riders of the Range. Dedicated in 1930.

1st Sculpture installed on Capitol grounds.
Spent some time studying this bronze and have to say the sculptress had a great eye for detail. A fitting tribute to all the men who drove Longhorns up the trails to the rail heads in Kansas from Texas and through Oklahoma!


  1. ouch! you're right with your title!

  2. That is one nice looking sculpture.

  3. Aye ye ye, I'd be reared up too if I was a horse on top of a prickly pear cactus!

  4. It's amazing thing how people travel on those early days. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I like that first shot. The clouds add a little textrue to it. I've danced with a prickly pair once or twice in my life.

  6. Dancing with a prickly pear takes on a whole new meaning after seeing this magnificent sculpture.

  7. This sculpture really speaks to me! I love it!! Thanks for the information. It really adds to it.


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