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.

I love walking around downtown and seeing all the dogs and puppies strolling with their humans. And those rambunctious, full of goofy life puppies puts the biggest smile on my face.

Located by the river and the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, the outside park area of the SEMO River Campus is a beautiful space that I visit often. I love that the SEMO River Campus is all about the arts.

The Mississippi river is the highlight of the Cape Riverfront Park which is located between the river and the flood wall. But another highlight is..

I started noticing and then began photographing seven interesting sculptures that stretch along nine blocks of Broadway in downtown Cape. These flowing works of art are part..

Downtown Cape is a great place to live with so many places to visit and support - which not only helps the local economy but gives Cape its distinct character. Maybe that is one of the reasons why...

My favorite subject to photograph is people and the Cape Riverfront Park is the perfect backdrop - I call it my river studio. When photographing people I try to capture their uniqueness without..

The Mississippi River is sometimes referred to as the Big Muddy and it often lives up to that nickname with its rich, brown earth tone. But the river's surface water is also like...

I love these homes in downtown Cape Girardeau and their celebration of Independence Day with the red, white and blue.

Ice cream and summer go cone in hand and living in downtown Cape is an ice cream lover's paradise.

I've always loved the classic "Moon River" ever since I heard Audrey Hepburn sing it in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - even though I do prefer Andy Williams' version which I have on my iPod.

A 1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air. Now that's a sweet city ride that I spotted 'clocking' around the Main and Themis Streets intersection in downtown Cape.

The river neighborhoods in downtown Cape have so many beautiful and unique homes. And just when I think I've seen them all....