I took this photo at a barn party Saturday night. Since Cinco de Mayo fell on a Sunday this year, why not celebrate Cuatro de Mayo instead?
I’ve been team captain for our Relay For Life team for several years, so I’m constantly trying to come up with creative fundraisers. Last year I decided to try my hand at selling photographic prints, and I raised about $250 with that fundraiser. Not too bad! Naturally I want to beat that number this year. If you like my photography, please consider purchasing a photographic print. You can pick one of the Kansas City photos below, or you can pick any photo from my blog. Visit etsy.com to place an order. And if you don’t want a print but you still hate cancer, the American Cancer Society and I will happily accept donations to Relay For Life. Thank you for your continued support!
On our drive home from Atlanta to Kansas City, we stayed in Chattanooga, TN. I booked the hotel in advance knowing nothing about the town; we just needed a place to rest. When we arrived, we were greeted with tons of brochures about Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain, and zip-lining/ropes courses. All of those sounded fun, but we decided to check out Ruby Falls since it opened the earliest and we had a 10-hour drive ahead of us.
The Country Club Plaza in Kansas City shut off its holiday lights this past weekend. Here’s one final look until next year.
Another photo from the fog a couple of days ago…
Better late than never … I’ve been sick the last several days, so my photography/blogging has been sporadic. I lucked out with this photo. This dreary scene was taken from my balcony last night, just before complete darkness. For anyone interested, this was a 10 second exposure.
After living near Kansas City my entire life, I finally took time to photograph the famous Country Club Plaza holiday lights. I had planned to take photos Friday evening after watching the Christmas Carol nearby, but some much-needed rain put a damper on my plans. Saturday evening I made a point to go back to the Plaza, taking photos in several locations. Here are just a couple of shots. I’ll have a few Plaza prints for sale in a few months as a Relay For Life fundraiser.
Last week my extended family attended Purple Light – a vigil to honor & remember loved ones who have faced pancreatic cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network hosts the event to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer and how desperately funding is needed for research to learn more about the deadly disease. Survival rates are the lowest among all cancers and haven’t improved over the last 40 years.
On the long walk to the car after this weekend’s Kansas City Irish Fest, I grabbed my tripod for a shot of this Union Station sign. Photos of the front of Union Station are pretty common, but this angle is a bit different. If you twist my arm I may post some street photography shots of Irish Fest later this week – it’s a great place to people watch!
I just got back from a family vacation to Glacier National Park! We flew to Seattle and took an Amtrak train to the park. I’ve traveled a bit and seen many beautiful places, but I think Glacier is the most underrated national park in the US. It’s so unique because of the way the colorful mountains were formed by glaciers, along with all the wildlife and flora. It saddens me to think that the glaciers will be gone by 2020, mostly due to global warming. We got so lucky with temperatures in the 70s, clear skies, and almost no wind. Today it was 105 degrees in Kansas City; I already miss it!