I live near Powell Gardens which is a 970-acre (3.9 km2) botanical garden about 30 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri. This is where I enjoy my weekend nature walks amongst the flowers.
Kansas City Union Station is one of the icons of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, having opened in 1914. Once a booming rail station and also noted for the Kansas City Massacre, it still serves public transportation as an Amtrak station while also hosting theaters, museum exhibits, and other attractions. As a small child I unintentionally let go of my helium balloon and watched it float to the top of the 95 foot ceiling. Click on the photo for other views of downtown Kansas City posted previously.
And this is the place I’ll be most evenings working on blog, photos, and mischief.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide
National World War I Museum and Memorial
“These have dared bear the torches of sacrifice and service.
Their bodies return to dust but their work liveth evermore.
Let us strive on to do all which may achieve and cherish
a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
Nelson – Atkins Museum of Art
“Shut your eyes so the heart may become your eye, and with that vision look upon another world. If you can step away from your need for self-approval, all that you do, top to bottom, will be approved.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi
American Century Tower II
Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek
“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.”
― Dejan Stojanovic
Downtown ~ Petula Clark
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero