Monday, February 13, 2012

"This memorial to Pioneer mothers stands within a few hundred feet of a branch of the Santa Fe Trail and depicts pioneers traveling westward over the vast expanse of plains under burning sun, rain, and storm: braving hunger and thirst, beset by many dangers on the way--Indians, prairie fires, and stampeding buffalo. These Pioneers are looking for water and a place to camp. This huge monument weighs over 16,000 lbs. and stands on a pedestal of Minnesota pearl pink granite with a concrete base." This description is from KC Fountains.


The inscription below the sculpture reads: "Whither thou goest I will go. Where Thou lodgest I will Lodge. Thy people shall be my people. And thy God my God." Ruth 1:16

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

When you visit Kansas City one of the places you want to visit is the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum. I have included a few objects from the collection that caught my eye. You can spend a whole day there and have a great time. And there is a good place to eat here too. Highly recommended.
Beautiful landscape.
Ulysses and the Sirens...
Woman. We all see things just a little differently...
One of many provocative sculptures.
A tribute to Satchel Paige.
The Street Preacher
Darkness and light...
Part of a very good collection of 19th and 20th century African Art from the region of today's Democratic Republic of Congo.
There are many fine works by Rodin. Some a little "racy."
Self portrait of the sculptor playing chess.
A modern family.
Van Gogh's brother.
A romantic view of the pyramids of Giza.
The Centurion and Christ
The Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist

Moved this summer.  Won't have as many bird photos.  But the dragon flies are plentiful here.