Capturing the CAPE


I moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in April 2018, after living in Washington, D.C. for many years. This is my online journal capturing photographs and life in this beautiful river city. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I love these little book-sharing boxes sponsored by LittleFreeLibrary.org where books are freely exchanged among members of the community.

There's nothing more freeing than hopping on my bike, popping in my earbuds and listening to music as I ride. The Riverfront Park trail which runs along the Mississippi river and the Cape flood wall is the perfect place for me to..

Did you know that in downtown Cape there sits a small, tranquil garden named after May Greene who was a Cape public school teacher for 53 years? The garden is located at the corner of Themis and N. Fountain Streets, just off Broadway and the beaten path.

I find flea markets interesting for the simple reason that you can find just about anything at one of these outdoor swap meets - fun stuff, junk stuff, cool stuff, who in the hell would buy that stuff, and someone's treasure stuff.

Farm-fresh local produce, the aroma of delicious food, the freshness of spring flowers and plants, and local live music = a nice outdoor market. The Cape Riverfront Market hits the mark on all counts.

If you love house-made pasta tossed with the perfect sauce, fresh parmigiano-reggiano and a nice glass of red, then Gabriel's Food + Wine is the place in downtown Cape Girardeau.

I love baseball - watching it on TV, listening to it on the radio, and especially watching it at the ballpark. I've been living in Cape for almost three weeks and have went to a few games at Capaha Field.

The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge linking Missouri to Illinois hovers over downtown Cape Girardeau like the Golden Gate does over San Francisco. The bridge's presence alone screams for attention -

It finally happened - I got "hangry" for a Chipotle black bean with brown rice burrito and the nearest "Chip" is over a 100 miles away.

I decided to use the vast resource of consignment shops, thrift and antique stores that populate downtown Cape to help furnish my new flat. At the top of my list was finding the perfect table/desk to do my writing on.

I love how the colors in downtown Cape shine through on this second day of rain - especially all the green. I wonder how many folks stop and enjoy God's beauty - or just complain about the rain?

I came across this Model-T that was parked on Main Street last Saturday. It was definitely a beautiful day for a ride with the top down. And across the street was another classic.