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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

pink dogwood IV

Last of the series--this year, anyway.  Shot in Brookside in friend's back yard, mid-April.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Spring shed

Once again, shot in Smithville, near home, last March.  I don't think I'd have noticed or shot this but for the little tracks on the right, of a car or tractor or whatever, going away and up the hill.  It made for a better, more interesting study to me, with that.  

Sunday, May 29, 2011

early Spring

I shot this in the city in March.  This and the green grass were about the only colors coming back into the area at the time.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Spring on the farm

I keep shooting this barn since it's close to my house.  I like the look and balance of it and it's great to see it through the seasons.  So far I've gotten it from Fall, through Winter and now this.

Friday, May 27, 2011


I shot this as I do so many things, on the way to work one morning in March.  I saw it, while driving out of my neighborhood and liked the linear nature of the grass, the mix of colors and the textures.  While most everything else was still brown or grey, the bush was brilliant and the grass was coming on green, as you can see.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

the diner

I shot this in March, too, while walking around for a First Friday in the Crossroads District.  It was pretty good weather, a good turnout and, as always, a good time.  I also happen to love diners, like most of us, I guess.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Spring dogwood

Repeating:  friend's backyard in Brookside, mid-April.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pink dogwood III

Pink dogwood from friend's back yard in Brookside, mid-April.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring Iris

Shot in Brookside last week.  We're so lucky to be able to go from the gray and brown Winters we have to the brilliant, full-color Springs we have.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

pink peony

Shot last week in Brookside.  My Mom was a big fan of peonies so this is to her memory.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I saw this while walking around at a 1st Friday a couple months ago--March it was.  I liked the poster and how the lighting and color turned out in the shot.
Go, create yourself.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pink dogwood II

Same here--shot in friend's back yard in Brookside mid-April.  I love these things.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

office interpretation

I shot this mid-March in Westport.  It was at the James B. Nutter offices.  Someone's interpretation of the flag.  Someone's child, maybe?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Part of that earlier series seen here of late afternoon, Spring sunset, through venetian blinds.  I loved the natural play of light with the rather unnatural, geometric and so, man-made light.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pink dogwood

Again, I shot this in a neighbor's back yard in Brookside the middle of last month.  

Sunday, May 15, 2011

dogwood bloom

I got this in a friend's back yard in the middle of last month.  As I said earlier, I'm a huge fan of dogwood trees and their Spring blooms.  They make for an easy shoot, I think.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spring flowers

I saw these in Brookside on the way to a friend's house.  It was a family's garden.  I like trying to find things that are a twist on how we usually look at the commonplace.  I hope/think I got that here.

Friday, May 13, 2011

April crest

Spring is another thing, especially in Northwest Missouri, that seems easy to shoot.  So much color after being so grey and brown for so long.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunday brunch II

I was having a wonderful (and inexpensive) breakfast last month and these were on the table.  I loved the color.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Shot along the highway in Smithville, along 169 Highway last month.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spring pink

Shot the middle of last month in Brookside.  I saw it while driving down the street, pulled over and got this and some others.  Spring makes getting pretty photos easy.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day out there, indeed.
This shot is dedicated to all the Moms and Mothers out there, sure, and particularly and especially to Helen Marie McCall Evans--Mom.  We lost her in 2000.
A harder working, more dedicated, sincere, compassionate and passionate person you could never want to meet. 
We love and miss you, Mom.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011


Shot in Westport last month.  I like dissecting a frame sometimes, like this with, say, a building and the sky or whatever.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New York Life

For those of us here in Kansas City, we know this as the very old New York Life building.  I don't care who owns it, that's how I'm going to refer to it.  I put up a shot of this a couple weeks ago.  This is from that same shoot.  I was trying to go for a different angle but also trying to come up with something that showed it's strength, structure and detail.  I think I got it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

City Spring

Shot in Westport last month as the pear tree blossoms were falling on the street.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

April Spring

So many times, I'll be driving along and see things I want to shoot.  However, at that point, I usually have to slow the car, turn around and go back to get it.  This was just such a case.  I saw these trees in bloom about 2 weeks ago, along the highway in Smithville.  I knew I had to go back right then and shoot them---there were 4 of them.  The light and blooms, everything, was right, right then.  Or I thought so, anyway.

Monday, May 2, 2011


I loved how this turned out.  I was walking along and saw this rather surreptitious sign someone put up.  I have no idea what it was about.  For what it's worth, it was/is in Westport.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I shot this a few years ago on the East side of Topeka, heading on 6th Street, toward Lawrence.
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