Capturing the CAPE


I moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in April 2018, after living in Washington, D.C. for many years. This is an online journal capturing thoughts about life in this small river city.

It was the last day of March and the weather was breezy, a tad chilly, but sunny - an almost perfect day for photography and some local nature.

Just a simple post with a few comments about birds and words that I have seen around downtown Cape in the last few weeks - with some spring trees thrown in.

It's officially a new season - you can start to feel spring winning their tug-of-war weather match with winter. Downtown Cape has so many large, beautiful trees whose bare branches will soon be..

When someone asks me what they should do when in downtown Cape, I always suggest the Missouri Wall of Fame painted on the flood wall near the intersection of Water...

Twilight is one of my favorite times of the day for photography - trying to capture the atmospheric feel of the blue and pink sky covering downtown Cape.

After a stormy and raining Saturday morning, I went down to the Mississippi river and walked into a misty fog blanketing the water - like a scene from The Phantom of the Opera.

It's important to support young artists - I think creating art is a wonderful way for children to express themselves and build their self-confidence. So when I heard..

It's 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning and I hear church bells ringing. One of the first things I noticed when I moved to Cape was the number of churches - beautiful churches - located in downtown.

I'm was strolling by the Commons Pleas Courthouse a while back and looked up the hill to see hammocks hanging between the bare trees. I smiled at first just because...

After a couple of frigid days in the low teens, the weather took an upward turn towards the sixties last weekend. Since it had been so cold, it probably felt warmer than it really was outside.

When I saw Spider-Man hanging out on Water Street in downtown Cape, I knew I had to capture some photographs of the superhero.

Did you ever dream about being a bartender? Then head over to 21 Taps, a new pub in downtown Cape, where you can get a taste of bartending...