Sunday, January 26, 2014

Missouri Low Down

For a variety of reason the Missouri River is quite low at the moment.  While it causes official concern it also provides viewpoint opportunities for those of us with cameras.  A rock jetty which is normally under water is exposed and the "intrepid" can venture out onto it.  Enough has been exposed that one can walk to the center of the river bed.  Above and below the view from that point.
                          Above, looking east showing the exposed shoreline... below looking west.

 Above, the jetty is composed of all kinds of debris, bricks, limestone lintels, river rocks, red granite,
                                                           and undefined rusted metal objects.

                  Above, the view from almost the middle of the jetty back toward the southern shore.

Above, view toward Kansas City from the river bed.  Below, the rock jetty going north from the south shore. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Looking Forward To Spring

One of the first flowers to be seen along Cliff Drive this year will be Spring Beauty.  About the size of a grown man's thumbnail..  they bravely pop out even in light snow.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunset By The Kaw

Above, time-lapse of sunset on the Kansas City, Missouri skyline from the banks of the Kaw River.
Above photo taken with iPhone... because I left the camera at home :(
 Taken with the regular camera... two night shots of the KC skyline from the banks of the Kaw River.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Rivers of Ice

Kansas City from Kaw Point with the iced-up Missouri River.  The river is flowing along as usual just with chunks of ice.   Below, the Kaw flowing into the Missouri.  Kaw surface is more frozen, water flowing underneath.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bald Eagle Along The Kaw

 Went down to the river today... the junction of the Missouri and the Kaw to photograph the ice floating by.  Happened upon what I at first thought was a large hawk... turned out to be a juvenile Bald Eagle.. It had just caught something, couldn't tell what, and was enjoying a leisurely early dinner.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy Anniversary to Hyper

Today is the fifth anniversary of Hyperblogal.   As you can see the quality of posts has not improved.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Colonnade and Snow

 The snow didn't amount to much Wednesday night... but I headed up to the Colonnade during the "storm" anyway.   This was at about 8pm.