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 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....

Wondering what produce is in season? Just visit your local farmer's market and see what the vendors are selling. Last Saturday at the Cape Riverfront Market it was obviously cucumbers...

The heat hit me like a cement wall when I walked out of my apartment building on Saturday afternoon. I thought maybe I should heed the advisory and just stay home in my air conditioning.

I like to start my Saturday morning at the Cape Riverfront Market - not just for the fresh produce, but to support the local area farmers as well. There's something about eating local and seasonal food...