Photo of the Day: Post-Christmas Blues

I don’t know about you all, but this is exactly how I feel after Christmas and New Year’s. After all of the celebrations are over and the decorations are put away, it’s still freezing outside and it still gets dark too early. After January 1, I’m always ready for spring!

The post-Christmas blues is part of the reason I haven’t blogged much in the last week. It’s also taken me quite a while to sit down and sort through all the holiday photos. This year, in an effort to not make blogging become chore, I’m not going to set any goals about daily blogging or photography. I’m merely going to blog when I’ve got something good to share. Some of those posts may be quality photos that my loyal blog followers will enjoy, and other posts  will be snippets of my life that my real-life friends will enjoy seeing. (After all, the top blog posts of the year where about purchasing our house and re-doing our dining room – neither of which produced great photos.

Happy New Year!

Photo of the Day: Monet’s Pond

This beautiful scene reminds me of something Monet would have enjoyed painting – minus the water lilies of course. (Those were in my photo from Wednesday.)

Question: Does anyone know what the little pink flowers are in the foreground? They remind me of poppies, but I thought they were red.

A wooden bridge stretches across a peaceful pond at Powell Gardens near Kansas City.

Photo of the Day: Waterfall Garden

If you took a guess at yesterday’s photo, the correct answer is the Chapel at Powell Gardens just outside of Kansas City. Powell Gardens is home to this chapel, several types of flower gardens, fountains and water gardens, vegetable gardens, trails, and so much more. It’s such a beautiful place to visit that I’ve got about a week’s worth of photos to show you!

The waterfall garden at Powell Gardens. The bright green sculptures are lily pads made of LEGOS – part of their Nature Connects exhibit this summer

 

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