Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Insect-Aside, Volume 1

To help forget about the COLD and be reminded of warmer times, I present the following closeup images of insects.  All taken in the 1990s using Kodachrome 64 or 25, Nikon F4, and 105mm micro lens.  Their world is very interesting.  More tomorrow.
Posing, Emine Moth

Cuckoo Wasp
 Small fly on thistle. 
 Red-banded leafhopper
 Dragon fly
 Very tiny leafhopper...about 1/2 the size of your pinky nail. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Brownstone Renewal Ongoing

 The William Chick Scarritt home (1887) continues it's return to glory with new, upper floor, windows.  Special order thermal since they are curved.  Only two panes left to install.  This house has come a long, long way since it burned a year and a half ago.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Walking By The Rivers

The Missouri and Kaw Rivers are jammed with ice.. still flowing, but packed.  Went down to see today.  Also saw a Ring-billed gill fishing in the Kaw.  Thanks John Page-Cooper for the bird ID.


 Circling the only portion of open water... he/she descended and grabbed a fish... very graceful flier.






Monday, January 1, 2018

Rivers Of Ice

The Kaw River, foreground, with the Missouri in back.. Shortly after sunset.  Yes, it was cold, very cold...  camera did fine, me, not so much.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Ice Castles

Concourse Fountain in Northeast Kansas City runs all year... When it freezes, it becomes a micro winter wonderland and certainly attracts attention....  Benton Boulevard and St. John Avenue.



























Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

House Of God

 The first church on this site was built in 1887.  The above building was constructed in 1924 and operated as St. Francis Seraph until 1991 when the Parish was combine with St. John and Assumption to become St. Anthony.  It's been vacant ever since.    A local TV station did a story on the abandoned building in 2013.  The city told the reporter the church would be gone by the end of the year. The school and rectory on the site burned and were bulldozed years ago.  Seems sad.  It's at 801 Agnes in the East Bottoms just two blocks from Knuckleheads.