Photo of the Day: Denver Christmas Lights

During our Thanksgiving trip to Denver last week, we went to the downtown lighting ceremony and walked around the nearby shops while admiring the Christmas lights. The Denver event is nothing like the Country Club Plaza lighting in Kansas City in terms of scale, beauty, and crowds, but I actually enjoyed the low-key evening. It was picture-perfect, don’t you think?

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Photo of the Day: Free Love Van

I’m a day behind on posting a photo, but yesterday was so busy. We started the day at 5 a.m. when we woke up to participate in the Hospital Hill run with a few friends. My husband and I ran the 10k in about 57 minutes, which I thought was pretty good considering all of the hills. I placed 169/1189 women. Check out my friend Julie’s blog to see photos and read more about it. After that our group had brunch at a cute downtown restaurant, then we went with Julie to the Liberty Arts Festival. The weather was gorgeous, and we enjoyed that the festival wasn’t overwhelmingly large. Although we didn’t purchase anything, it was fun to look at all the local artists’ talent. And all of that happened before 1 p.m. Below is my favorite piece of “art” from the art fest!

Two little girls decorating a chalkboard van at the Liberty Arts Festival

Photographic Prints for Relay For Life

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!

Union Station during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Union Station during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Kansas City's City Market
Kansas City’s City Market
A cow silhouetted against a Kansas City sunset
A cow silhouetted against a Kansas City sunset
Downtown Kansas City at night
Downtown Kansas City at night

 

Downtown Kansas City at night - B&W
Downtown Kansas City at night – B&W
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at night - B&W
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at night – B&W
Liberty Memorial during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Liberty Memorial during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Liberty Memorial at dusk
Liberty Memorial at dusk
Country Club Plaza lights at the JC Nichols Fountain
Country Club Plaza lights at the JC Nichols Fountain
Country Club Plaza lights
Country Club Plaza lights
Kansas City skyline - B&W
Kansas City skyline – B&W
Western Auto building in Kansas City
Western Auto building in Kansas City

Irish Shenanigans

Here are a few “street photography” shots from the Kansas City Irish Fest last weekend. It’s one of the best places to people watch.

Green, green, and more green (and a cute baby).
The band Millish put on a great show. I’d describe their music as Irish jazz.
I’m glad I wasn’t any closer, or I may have learned what they really wear under their kilts.
Not your typical Irish Fest spectator. Notice her dainty hat and the run in her hose. 🙂
The authentic and the eccentric…together as one.
Streets in downtown Kansas City are closed off for Irish Fest, which brings huge crowds each year. Notice anything amusing about this photo?
Check out this handsome guy.