Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
To get to the exhibits you had to cross this glass bridge over a field of poppies. I caught this young lady admiring the view through the bridge. See those green leaves Anna! That may be all the green you see as we venture into this sad chapter of human history.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Kansas City is not only a cow town, but it also was the second largest (next to Chicago) railroad town in the US during rails hay days. It is also a city of fountains, having more than any other city except Venice, Italy or so I have heard.
It is home to the Kansas City Royals, my favorite baseball team, and the Kansas City Chiefs football team.
This shot is taken from the Liberty Memorial overlooking Kansas City's famous Union Station and downtown. I have always wanted this shot for my collection. More from Kansas City soon and I have finally gotten a couple of picture for Mark's looking through project which I will be sharing first!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
After spending several days in DC the Maryland peninsula between the Potomac and Chesapeake Bays was a refreshing change.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
The quintessential daffodil is a symbol of spring. Ranging from white to deep yellows and oranges they explode on the scene when we need them most to boost our sagging winter spirits. This was taken in my backyard after yet another spring rain shower.
I have enjoyed project yellow, this will probably be my last official post for it. I am anxiously awaiting the next color from Anna.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I started to go by the Springfield Public Schools school bus facility thinking I could get an interesting shot for project yellow but that place is like Fort Knox. Not only are the buses not accessible even for a through the fence shot, then I realized I was on video camera all the time. Oh well so much for that idea and I am sure I will draw some attention if someone was watching those cameras!
I hope everyone has a great Sunday!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
A sign of our times, this was posted on a restroom at Nathaniel Greene Park, but it could certainly apply to our airline situation where four companies are bankrupt and the big ones are very poorly dealing with safety issues.
I have noticed this sign more frequently in local, state and national parks as tax dollars are diverted to roads, social programs, and the war effort.
Friday, April 11, 2008
At the Master Gardeners Exhibition Garden I found these little jewels waiting to be planted into the warming ground. Unfortunately they must survive torrential downpours and coming freezing temperatures to get there.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I bet my regular readers were wondering how I would get a train picture in on this! This was taken on the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Canton, NC.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Color at night can be challenging. As I was going through the archives with Project Yellow in mind this picture caught my eye. This was taken on the Missouri State University campus on the same night as the Native American Pow-Wow that was shown earlier. It is always interesting how pictures initially rejected end up being used (of course I may have used it and forgotten too, memory is a tricky thing as I get older).
I have always been attracted to ornamental grasses and seeing this plume of Pampas Grass back lit was a treat that I struggled with. It took me quite a while to get this photo the way I wanted, all the while Teresa waited patiently. The funny thing I remember about that evening was a group of Japanese girls came by and asked if I was a professional. You should have heard Teresa muffling her laugh....
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Thank you Lord for making this simple, average yellow star possible.
Monday, April 07, 2008
This photo was taken at a local book fair which is put on by members of Second Baptist Church. Teresa and I were asked to take pictures. I was wondering when and how I would get to use this picture on the blog and Anna's yellow challenge gave me the opportunity.
These book fairs give away 3 books to each child and adult in attendance. Books are typically donated by members of Second along with another closer local Church if there is one which is the local sponsor. The book fairs also have games, fingernail painting, face painting, fun science experiments, clowns, entertainment, crafts, and of course book readings by local celebrities. Lunch of hot dogs or nachos is provided. They are a great time and the kids and parents and judging from all the smiles I got on my camera everyone was having a great time!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Some of the highlights of the 2008 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. One of the most common questions I get from people when they found out I went to DC is did you see George W? And I can honestly say yes, which kind of floors them!
The top picture is of the Jonas Brothers who sang the National Anthem. The bottom picture is of young singer Jordan Pruitt who I hope really gets popular since I got many good pictures of this young lady.