Sunday, October 30, 2011

Concourse Brush Crush

Yesterday Northeast neighbors and a crew from Parks and Recreation tackled the area west of the Colonnade continuing the brush removal that was begun last fall. I was booked all day... so I get zero credit for this.... but certainly can contribute before and after pictures. They even had some heavy machinery this time!!




Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Maple Grove, Indian Mound Trail

The Indian Mound Trail runs from North White to a little past North Elmwood below Gladstone Boulevard... about 1.5 miles of maintained path. Just below Hardesty is Maple Grove which is, in my opinion, the prettiest part of the hike. Some of these images are straight photographs ... others I have manipulated in Photoshop to be more painterly... not that anyone can improve on nature.















Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Corinthian Fall

The well-maintained grounds of the Kansas City Museum always look attractive... particularly with fall colors.... above looking north, below looking west.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Northeast Problem Child

Good property management can make all the difference in the world (sarcasm). 419 North Elmwood yesterday. Boy, if I were looking for someplace to rent I'd be all over this (sarcasm 2)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Muted Fall

A dry late summer, especially September, has stressed the trees to the point that they, in most cases, are just going from green to brown and dropping to the ground. Unlike last year when there was an extended display of color. I also haven't had time to take any fall images.... but here are a few from today. Above, from Scarritt Point looking west .... below a colorful tree next to the Point.... all shots taken with the Nikon D3 at ASA 200, 24-70mm or 70-200mm lenses at varying apertures... processed in Photoshop.





Unfortunately, most of the leaves this year are like the one above... a touch of red and dead.