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

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

Recovery





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.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Finally Crocus Amongus



This pair has bloomed, usually, in February for decades. This year they waited until March 14th. I think daylight savings threw them off.

But, worth the wait. Taken today.