Photo of the Day: Day at the K

My husband, dad, and I had tickets to the Royals baseball game last Friday. You may have seen my grumblings about the snow, or if you live in the Midwest you were probably grumbling with me. The game was postponed and rescheduled for Monday at 1:10 p.m. Unfortunately my husband couldn’t go since he’s a teacher, but thanks to my accumulated personal days, I was able to go with my retired parents. For once, the weather was perfect. Despite the fact that we lost in the 11th inning to the White Sox, it was actually a really exciting game … for baseball. 🙂

Chilling at Kauffman Stadium during the Royals baseball game Monday afternoon

Project 52 Week 25: Biker Blur

Wow, last week was such a busy week! I had a tough time deciding between photos of a triathlon, Grandma’s birthday, drag queen bingo (I can admit to it since it was a fundraiser), or two pool parties with friends. Oh … or the gorgeous rose vase we received as a wedding gift, shattered in a thousand pieces after a cleaning incident. I actually cried.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a creative photo, so I thought I’d take a chance with this one. What do you think? Is it creative, or just a big blur?

Panning shot: this was one of the top cyclists during the Kansas City Corporate Challenge triathlon last weekend.

Project 52 Week 5: Penalty

What is it with ice hockey and fights? Sometimes I wonder if they’re really that much more angry than other athletes. Either way, it makes for an entertaining sport. We had a great time watching the Missouri Mavericks smear the Arizona Sundogs Saturday night. Best of all – the proceeds from our tickets went to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – a cause dear to my heart.

Refs separate two Mavericks and Sundogs hockey players during one of many fights Saturday night.

Camera settings: Canon 60d, 1/160 sec., f/5.6, 100 mm focal  length, ISO 800

Day 61: My favorite sport

I didn’t play a lot of sports in school, but I went skiing in Colorado with my Dad almost every year from the time I was 6 years old. The last few years we haven’t been able to make the trip, but we still try to have a father-daughter day at Snow Creek. Yesterday I took a half day off work, and we were two of only a handful of people on the slopes! Since it was so deserted, we had a lot of fun goofing off in the terrain park on one of the mini jumps. No injuries to report. 🙂


1/125 sec., F16, ISO 200

18-55 mm lens (26 mm), no flash fired