Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Thought I had this scheduled but guess I never saved it.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lamp Shades anyone?

My favorite antique store in the River Market appears to have plenty of lamp shades.  Actually this store has 2 floors and a basement full of antiques.  You can usually find anything your heart desires in this antique mall.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

River Market Mural

Found in River Market area which I told you about previously here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Just wanted to try something different.

The Renior was the boy in yesterday's photo.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Manet or Renior

One of these painting is by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and one by Edouard Manet.  Can you tell which is the Renoir?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I would have liked this better had it been any other bird than a grackle, but it was still fun to catch in a photo.

Monday, May 23, 2011

These are ceramic murals on the buildings around the Clay County Courthouse in Liberty, MO. They show a number of historical scenes found in Clay County.  I took this photo at an angle to display the texture.  I tried to find more information about the artist, Monks Taylor, but only found a tattoo artist from Ohio.  

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Founding Fathers

Downtown Liberty has many murals in the walls of buildings around the Courthouse.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wedding Cake

The only photo we were allowed to take inside the Diana Exhibit was this one, a replica of her wedding cake created by the Marriott here in Kansas City.  With so many people moving around this exhibit it was difficult to get the photo I wanted but I did want to show the one I was allowed. (not the best picture) 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Princess Diana

This weekend I attended the Diana exhibit at Union Station.  The exhibit was created by the Spencer family and displayed home movies, childhood mementoes, correspondence, funeral rememberance and many of her fabulous dresses including her wedding dress.  Pictures were not allowed in the exhibit.  Union Station is such a beautiful building.  I told you more about the station here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One Last Scene from Walk

I do not know if these buildings at Shoal Creek Living History Museum are original to the site.  I think the way they are laid out couldn't be anything but from the original village.  I guess I am going to have to visit during one of the events they have through out the year and find out more information.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shoal Creek Living History Museum

Through my wanderings at Hodge Park (yesterdays photos), I stumbled into the Shoal Creek Living History Museum, a village of more than 20 authentic 19th century buildings.  Most of these building date from 1807-1885  and sit on 80 acres in Hodge Park.  The entrance to this area is different than the athletic fields I've pictured in the past.  The Museum has special reenactments throughout the year to bring Missouri to life in that era.  I had never realized the Museum was this extensive.  Last weekend when I took these photos was beautiful warm weather as you can see, this weekend has been cool with overcast skies.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Walk in the Park

Hodge Park by my house has baseball and football fields and can at time look pretty rough, because once baseball season is over they don't mow the grass.  Lots of folks (including me) use the park as an off lease area for their dogs.  Over the last year, work has been ongoing at the park, a new gravel trail has been laid and a new bridge over the stream in the back.  Above my dog and I are walking, obviously enjoying our new area to explore.  Below is the new bridge (not quite complete), and my dog beckoning me onward.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Weekend Reflections

I liked this store front dislplay and then also the refleciton of the farmers market and Clay County Courthouse in the reflection.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Searching for Prey

While sitting on my deck, I found this hawk circling back and forth.  We have lots of hawks in the midwest.

Maple in the Spring

The color of this maple tree leaves stood out boldly in the sun.

I had several comments about flooding on the Missouri River after I posted a photo on Saturday.  I wanted to say the flooding has been on the other side of the state in St Louis and now down in Memphis.  KC has not had near the rain or storms that St Louis has had this spring.   

Monday, May 9, 2011

Liberty Historical Society Walking Tour

I showed you this church in March and have been meaning to get back for a glimpse inside.  The Historical Society of Liberty, MO has started their summer walking tours on the first Saturday of the month.  When I read they were starting with historic churches in downtown Liberty I leaped at the opportunity to get on the inside track.  Imagine my disappointment when I found we could not get inside two of the churches including this one.  What I hadn't noticed prior to this tour was the gargoyle (I think it looks like a dog) on the tower.  I also learned that back in the early 19th century, churches had two doors at the front, one for men to enter and one for women.  

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

In honor of my mother, who loved flowering trees, lilacs, irises, peonies, snowball bushes and all flowering plants.  I owe you so much in my life.  I learned so much from you, always think of you and love you even though you are not present in my life now.  I have a wonderful son because of you creating the mother I became.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Incoming Rain

One of things I love about KC is weather and watching storms come across the sky.  This was the sky on my way home yesterday.  We usually see the storms approach from the west.  East of this photo the blue skies were fading away.  We had rain off and on through out the day with a quick break out of blue skies and then as you see rain last night.  Next week we are expecting temps in the 80s and storms later in the week.  With temps that high we could see severe weather when the storms approach.  That is still a whole week away, who knows what will change.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fountain.  I displayed a photo while the fountain was under repairs last November.  This fountain is a favorite place for the homeless.  See how many you find in the below photo.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Please forgive me I need to get out and take more photos...

Want That Ride

While at Panera for breakfast a couple of weekends ago I found this in the parking lot.  It is always fun to see an old car in mint condition in a parking lot.  I believe this is a Model A, please correct me if I am wrong

Monday, May 2, 2011

Yard Tracks

Just a few doors down from yesterdays mailbox.  I bet this is a hit with the children at the grade school a few more doors down the road.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Theme Day - Mailboxes

I live in a suburb on the edge of Kansas City.  There are many homes with expansive acreage around my development and I frequent down different back roads when I am returning from some place and have the time.  This mailbox was found in what is referred to as the Northland, being North of the River (some folks refer to this area as God's Country).  The Missouri River divides the city.  This particular mailbox belongs to someone who owns a Custom Auto Body shop in North Kansas City, I blurred out the name to protect the innocent.  I found the body shop while cutting through the streets of NKC while attempting to avoid traffic roadwork on the bridge going over the Missouri River.  I later found the mailbox and knew the name.  I have seen roadsters and other custom vehicles outside the body shop and they are extraordinary.   

The poles and steel around the mailbox are there to protect it from teenagers who love to bash mailboxes with baseball bats.
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