Friday, November 13, 2009

Street Crossing

Ralston Moveout

This past weekend my grandparents moved from their home of about 40 years into a smaller apartment. They raised all of their five children at Ralston, watched most of their old neighbors leave over time (to "new" and "better" parts of town),watched the horse farm behind their house go up in weeds, the old trees grow taller, and piled boxes and boxes of books, articles, pictures, gifts, souvenirs and every kind of household item in their empty rooms.

A view of 9413 Ralston (upper right), the old house, from across a field behind the house.

My Grandmother stands by one of her flaming plants in the front yard.

One of my grandmother's roses along the side of 9413 Ralston.

My cousin Tommy imitates a golf celebration with his team mates - his high school wrestling team came out to load my grandparents things into a moving van.

Grandpa asleep in his new room amongst his books.

Grandma looks, tired, uncertain, out the window of her new apartment.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Grandpa William's Picture Collection

I've been "archiving" my grandpa's slides and prints these past couple months. Here are a few of my favorites.

Israel, near the wailing wall, 1975

Israel, near the wailing wall, 1975

Europe, 1960's.

Venice, 1960's.

My mom at her 12th or 13th Birthday.

On Mom's Porch, Clarence, NY

Travis sits with Shakira on the back porch of the house holding up a wine bottle Paul brought back with him from Spain (which he bought from a vending machine).

big leaf, little leaf. A tulip tree off our back porch.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Portrait session for Radio Adelante, the only spanish-language news radio program in Mid-Missouri [am I doing a plug here?] After a semester of hard work, we took one of our meetings into the basement of Lee Hills Hall.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

More Raptors...

Raptor Rehab had some resident birds out for show today at the Vet School Open House. I went along for another morning of pictures. Here are some selects:

volunteer Elizabeth Mateye carries "JD" a resident Harlan's Hawk to a presentation at the nearby vet-school.

eagle food.

resident Kestrel, Haphaestus, had the lower part of his left wing amputated.

volunteer Gerred Knopf chases an eagle around a flight cage for flight rehabilitation at the Center.

frozen mice. center volunteers receive bags of frozen mice to separate and thaw for raptor food.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Horse Farm

Six dogs and 2 barns of horses; my cousin's latest living space while still lingering in that funny place between college and "career". But limbo can look pretty good sometimes.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Caged Birds

birds for a blue day from a couple different assignments...

Top image is a parrot that the Flores family received from a cousin in Chicago several years ago. They say it is very common for people in Jalisco to keep such birds.

Bottom image is Kestrel falcon, Hephaestus, from another day at the Rapotor Rehab Center in Columbia, MO. We are bound to have a good relationship, I think...he's the only bird I know who will show off for the camera!