Saturday, January 12, 2019

Crystal Morning

Ventured out early for some snow scenes.   Ended up just walking around the KC Museum.  Roads were too slick for anymore travel.  Walking was fine and the area looked beautiful 

                                                           Above, the skyline was fogged in.
                                                         Below,  Kessler Park looked amazing.


                                                              The Museum always looks good.

Snowy homes. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Scout, Or, I Can Take A Hint

Prior to last night I had never shot a picture of The Scout in Penn Valley Park.  Mostly because there are plenty of shots of it already.. But in recent weeks I had two requests for photographs of             The Scout. So, I can take a hint. These were taken at various stages of sunset. The shot above was taken last the one below was taken first. All shots taken with the Nikon D850 and 28-300mm lens, ASA 64 then 160.  

Sunday, January 6, 2019

A Walk In The Woods

 Began the trek on the Indian Mound Trail... runs below Gladstone Boulevard from Cliff Drive to one block short of Indian Mound.

Above, Picnic Rock shows the tenacity of nature...paper, scissors, tree, rock.  I named it Picnic Rock because that's where Kelly and I would stop for lunch on our hikes.  It was flatter then.  Below, the Four Sisters.

 Finished up the walk by the Kansas City Museum.  The sun was setting.  Makes for long shadows and dramatic pix.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas In Historic Northeast


Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Labor Of Love

This home, built in 1905, has been saved.  Completely restored inside and out.  Here are before and after pictures showing the progress. Note: this house sold in under a week for over the asking price. For more on the history of the home, see my earlier blog post: 

Above, 2008, roof mostly missing, covered in vines and needing paint.  Below the house today. 

                Above and below, four shots of the living room before, and then four shots after.

Below, before and after in the dining room. 

Before and after in the kitchen and pantry. 

Front hall, stair case, and front parlor before and after. 

Below, 2nd floor bedroom before and after.

Below, 2nd Floor Master Bedroom, before and after.

Below, rear bedroom before and after 

2nd Floor bathroom, before and after. 

Before and after, 2nd floor hallway.  

Above, third bedroom on second floor before,  below, after and the view from the "porch". 

Below, staircase to first floor.. after. 

                                           Above and below, third floor before

Below, third floor after including closets. 

Third floor bathroom, below, before.   The third floor would make an excellent master bedroom too. 

Third floor bathroom, after.  

The Carriage House and back of house, below, before and after. 

                                                         Old coal shoot cover, below.