Day 361: Windows and Mirrors

I am one of maybe 20% of my coworkers actually in the office this week, because most people save up their time off to use around the holidays when their kids are out of school. So I was pleasantly surprised when my parents called me at work yesterday morning, offering to take me to a small art exhibit at the KC Public Library over lunch. We spent some time looking at colorful, powerful murals depicting the War in Afghanistan at the exhibit titled, “Windows and Mirrors.” Learn more about the artwork here.

My dad studies paintings depicting the War in Afghanistan at the public library.

Day 157: Kindle? No thanks.

There’s something very inviting about going to the library. I’m not sure if it’s the smell of the books, the vibrant children’s section, or just the way everyone seems to slow down their pace when they enter. Or maybe I love it because I can get almost any book ever written … for free. Am I ready for a Kindle or Nook? Obviously not.

This stack of books can be found at the Kansas City Central public library.

Day 76: Large Books, Small Goals

Posting a St. Patty’s Day photo would be cliché, wouldn’t it? Actually between you and me, I didn’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day. When my best friend (a.k.a. the hubby) works a lot of overtime and has tons of homework for his Master’s classes, it puts a damper on our party life. Ok … vent over.

If you haven’t seen it, this is the front of the downtown Kansas City Library parking garage. Have you read any of these books? I’ve read two of them, thanks to my goal of reading the top 10 American classic novels. I just finished  the last one on my list – Farewell to Arms – and returned it yesterday. Another goal completed!

1/180 sec., F8.0, ISO 200

18-55 mm lens (18 mm), no flash fired

Day 48: A beautiful life

I wanted to share this photo today, of my Grandpa and Grandma in the 1940’s shortly after they were married. Grandpa was a WWII veteran who courageously drove a tank and lived to tell about it. They were a beautiful couple, don’t you think? The time I spent with my grandpa and grandma growing up helped shape me in to who I am today, and I will always cherish those memories.


Here is the photo I took today on top of the downtown Kansas City library. It was sure gorgeous outside for February 17!

Nikon Coolpix S52, F3.3, ISO 100
63 mm focal length, no flash fired