Author Archives: mophotogirl

Spring is Coming, You Must Believe

On the radio this morning, the weather report indicated we might get more snow accumulation. I’ve also heard that we will have another big snow storm at the end of March. I’m not really worried. It will melt and spring is around the corner. In Missouri, I look forward to the redbuds, dogwoods and the bright green of new leaves.  ... Read More »

Museums for sight, sound and feel

It has been pretty hot lately, luckily Missouri has great locations to inspire and keep you cool. I recently visited one of the finest art museums in the country, the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City. The Nelson is free and has art collections that can’t be matched. They have European, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese and American collections to name ... Read More »

Worth a return visit

Originally, I was going to be visiting the Southeast region of our lovely state this weekend. Hoping for a little bit of spring color, but alas, the weather is not cooperating. I started thinking about all the places I have taken photos in Missouri and how the weather interfered with my beautifully lighted, well composed and colorful photo intentions. What ... Read More »

The First Signs of Spring

The start of the course

Sunday is the beginning of Spring. I can’t say it feels like it yet, but this weekend, eight miles outside of Fredericktown, Missouri’s 43rd annual Whitewater Championships are going to be held. Events start at 9:30 a.m. March 20-21; the championships are run on the St. Francis River. I can’t kayak. I tried once, first in a pool and then ... Read More »

Chocolate and Wine Girlfriend Getaway

It is almost time for Chocolate season! February 20-21 is the annual Wine and Chocolate Trail in Hermann. This, I believe, is my fifth year of partaking in the chocolate feast. Six of us load up into my friend’s van and head down the road to Hermann. We almost always have started at Robller because it is the farthest away ... Read More »

A whirlwind tour of St. Louis.

So many places to go and I wasn’t sure I could get to them all, which I didn’t, but I hit quite a few. I started off at the Augusta A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles. It was Friday and kids most of the schools were still in session, so kids were not as abundant as usual. The ... Read More »

Kansas City’s Urban Tour

This weekend I am heading to Kansas City to be a tourist. Last year I attended the Urban Tour and loved it. I felt like I was in an HGTV episode. I’m hoping this year to be able to see the historic Federal Reserve Building. A lot of people on the tour wanted to see what it looked like after ... Read More »