Friday, November 30, 2012

Princess Arrival

The throne room, above, was ready and a welcoming bow adorned the gate as the Kansas City Museum welcomed the Fairy Princesses back for their 2012 appearances.  

 The Museum's Carriage House is festively adorned in keeping with the season... and Friday night was their neighborhood open house.  Anyone from the six Northeast Neighborhoods was welcome to attend.
 The Fairy Princess will greet her young subjects beginning tomorrow, Sat. Dec 1.  Check out the KC Museum site for other days and times.

 Christopher Leitch, Museum Director, introduced the four young ladies who will occupy the throne this year...

 Above, this year's winners of the Museum's Halloween Princess Contest were introduced. Also, in the center, Carol Barta who was a Princess in 1957.    Below, Councilman Scott Wagner and Neighborhood Leader Jeff Zumsteg were in attendance.

 Above, Princesses mingled and below, left to right, Leslie Caplan, President of Scarritt Renaissance, Leslie Collins, Editor of the Northeast News, and Kent Dicus, President of the Northeast KC Historical Society chatted over the excellent food.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Charity is entering her first pageant this coming weekend.  We did a series of photos for her last Saturday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Backyard Fall, Japanese Maple

         Nikon D800, 70-200mm lens, ASAISO 400, F5.6 at 1/500th.  Photoshop only processing.
      This, and my birches, I took good water-care of this summer.  Both are very sensitive to stress.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cliffhanger 2012

 A thousand participants have placed the 2012 Cliffhanger 5K 8K in the record book and raised money for worthy causes at the same time.  The race was held today along Cliff Drive in Historic Northeast.  Above, the start of the Elite Division at 8am...

 Above, the Brother's Dicus... Kent, on the left, is President of the Northeast Kansas City Historical Society and Steve is just a normal guy :)

 Shots of the second race which began at 9am.  Below foreground, a rare sight, two Baldridges in the wild... their wife/mom Mel was assistant race director.

 Above, famous local publisher, Mr. Bushnell...  who ran in the second race... although I had to line him up with a tree to detect movement.
 Four-footed friends were welcome as were wee-ones in strollers.
 This was the 27th Annual Race put on by the KC Trak Club... it benefits Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor, Special Olympics, and Gladstone School.
 Afterward, Chris Cakes provided the grub.  Hyper was granted special dispensation to partake. 

 Flipping cakes was entertaining.....   below man is HUNGRY.

 Above, one of the youngest Audrey Smith, age 10,... she was blazing fast.   Below, world-renowned, local columnist from the STAR.

 Great weather and a clean, beautiful course.
Another shot of the beginning of the second race.