2021

5 June, Saturday

We moved to our new apartment because it has a balcony. When I'm not working on fixing up the apartment, I'm on that balcony. In the mornings, with my coffee, I watch the people walking their dogs, leaving for work. And in the evenings I see a repeat. I also see the people in our building going for their walks. Some go in the mornings, some in the evenings. Mostly they go alone. Often when they get to the end of our driveway they stop for a moment. I think they are trying to deciding which way to go.


16 May, Sunday

I have known this tree since I was young. I would walk by it in summer on my way to the tennis courts. It is located in the valley between the tennis courts to the south and the rose garden to the north and while I have admired it often this is, I believe, the only photograph I’ve ever taken of it. On Sunday in the middle of a day of rain, a week of rain, there was an hour break. I went to the park to see how the roses were doing. They will be late blooming this year — in February we had nine days in a row below 15 degrees. The tree was my reward.


18 April, Sunday
Our move has been keeping me busy but today, for the first time in over a week, I went out photographing. First I stopped at Andy’s and had a cup of chocolate frozen custard. I have a new lens for my Sony camera and it was fun walking around our old rental house neighborhood by Guardian Angel. I set out to do two things: look at the world with my new lens and capture spring in Kansas City.

9 April, The Nelson

Mini golf at the Nelson is back and very popular. There are nine holes inspired by art in the Nelson’s collection. There’s also a snack bar that serves frozen custard and craft beer. The next closest mini golf in town is Cool Crest in Independence. Their course has an Eiffel Tower hole, a Dutch windmill hole and a rocket ship hole. Their snack bar serves hot dogs, popcorn and Pepsi.



4 April, Easter 

15 March, 43rd Street

11 March, Karnes Boulevard

2 March, Old Hyde Park (Limestone Stairs)


22 February

2 February, 42nd and Locust

9 January, Southmoreland Park

3 January, Rockhill

I like to read the plaque as you enter the Rockhill neighborhood. It's a needed reminder that the name comes from William Rockhill Nelson's mother, not the limestone walls that are so common there. Here we see the remnants of the Rockhill Tennis Club where as a kid I would sometimes work as a ball boy. In the foreground is another remnant—the beginning of what would become Andy Goldsworthy's  Walking Wall.


2 January, 43rd Street

Slippery walking tonight. I like the combination of winter twilight and these classic Kansas City apartment buildings at 43rd and McGee. White columns, white porches, white streets. Thanks to Ezra Stoller for teaching me the allure of power poles.                                                                                                                                                                            

1 January, New Year's Day

Back in March, early in the pandemic, I would photograph from this corner. So many people were working from home, schooling from home, that on a nice evening or weekend the sidewalks would be full of people out walking. 

2020

Corner of Cleaver II Boulevard and Oak Street with Sophian Plaza and Oak Hall in Background, December 31, 2020

Warwick Boulevard, December 29, 2020

Christopher Filley's, 45th and Bell, December 26, 2020

 

Ruth's House, December 22, 2020


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