Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spring On The Forest Floor

These flowers, called Spring Beauties, come up toward the end of March and only last for a couple of days.  They are very tiny, only as large as an average thumbnail.
 These photos were taken with a Nikon F4 film camera using Kodachrome 64.  105mm lens, tripod, shot at ISO 80.   Scanned on an Epson 3200.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Walk In The Park

 Headed out to Loose Park today just to wander.   Gray days are often good for photographs as the light is very gentle and doesn't wash out what colors there are.  A little cool.  First thing I saw (below) was a bride and groom having pictures taken..this is not unusual in Loose Park at all..  as I approached I asked if I could take a couple of shots too.  They had just ( 10 minutes before) gotten married and were now having a picnic.  

 Above and below, congratulations to newlyweds Clint and Meg....  what a beautiful setting.....

       Flowering trees were in full bloom....

 Way early for roses, but still plenty of flowers in the Garden.

     Not too many people in the Park today, but still many walkers and folks were using the main shelter house. There's a new lighting array being installed in the Park... should be very, very nice.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beauty And The Beast

Seen during my walk around Pendleton Heights today.... above, Spring blossoms and the Tiffany Mansion.... below, turkey vulture.... which would have nothing to do with me coming closer..... proves, I guess, that I don't look dead.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Corinthian Spring

Another post of pix up by the "Museum." In this case I'm showing two different color spaces... Corinthian Hall is shown in the Adobe RGB color space which is closer to natural and has more gradations of color. The red bud which is due west of the building is shown in the sRGB... a microsoft creation for web and other uses. The latter is certainly more colorful and saturated... but too much for my taste.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cherry Blossom Festival

I'm lucky to have a cherry tree in the backyard. It was a volunteer in that it just popped up from the roots of an older tree that is long gone. It didn't really pick the best place to grow as it's heavily shaded by a nearby catalpa and huge cottonwood that is directly overhead. Thus it has some blooms but few cherries. None-the-less it is a pretty tree and seems otherwise happy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Colonnade at Sunset

Constructed in 1908 the Colonnade in the Northeast part of Kansas City completed the grand design of George Kessler for North Terrace Park and the Concourse. One can enjoy a lovely view of Cliff Drive below and the east bottoms off in the distance. There is most always a breeze/wind there which makes it comfortable in summer and heck on hair in portraits.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Every year I worry about my Japanese Maple leaves making too early an appearance. The rain Saturday froze on the buds and, I hope, helped protect them. Still frozen early this morning. The forsythia I don't worry about... they're hardier.. and the little redbuds? Well... they just never seem to learn.