North Shore Trails (video)

Of all the things to do in Lawrence, KS in the spring, there are two things that come to mind. One is sitting on a patio at a downtown bar drinking beer.  The other is finding ways to work off the extra calories from drinking beer.  While there are several ways of doing this, and some people around here have found a way of combining drinking beer and working off the calories at the same time by playing kickball, personally, I enjoy going for long walks.  One of my favorite places to do this is along the North Shore Trails at Clinton Lake, which stretch out for miles and are beautiful year round.  I took some video footage on a recent walk and compiled it into this short video:

The world outside my window

Some people travel the world to find something new, but sometimes the best discoveries are found in your own backyard.  I’ve been living in the same apartment for a few years and never walked around to the back of the building until recently.  Apparently, there’s a faery glen just outside my bedroom window I’ve not been aware of.  Or maybe it’s a secret entrance to Hogwarts.  One way or the other, there are some magically beautiful trees.  Here are some photos:Processed with VSCOcam with a1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with b1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with x4 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with m5 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with e4 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with a1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with e2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with e5 preset

Kansas Photobook: Trees in Autumn

I love going for walks on the weekends, when I don’t have to be cooped up behind a desk all day.  And, although this weekend was too cold to spend much time outside, I did have the opportunity to look over a number of photos I’ve taken over the last couple of months.  I found myself particularly drawn to several shots of trees, which tell the story of the changing seasons. Here are some of my favorites.

From the Wetlands south of Lawrence, KS, October 25, 2013:Processed with VSCOcam with s4 preset

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From Clinton Lake, November 1, 2013:IMG_1857



Just off of 9th St., Lawrence, KS, November 1, 2013:IMG_1870


In the country, south of Lawrence, KS, November 9, 2013:IMG_1904



Near Watkins Museum, 11th and Mass., Lawrence, KS, November 15, 2013:IMG_1920



In front of the Carnegie Building, 9th and Vermont, Lawrence, KS, November 15th, 2013:IMG_1924


Just outside my apartment, Lawrence, KS, November 22, 2013:Processed with VSCOcam with p8 preset