After a month's worth of blog posts from our trip that took us to Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana, it may seem that I can't find anything noteworthy in my own backyard. Nothing could be further from the truth. For the past 13-plus years, I've been taking photos and writing at Kim's County Line.
The majority of those thousands of photos and millions of words have celebrated my little corner of the world on the Stafford/Reno County line in south central Kansas. This Friday, my photography will be featured at the Nora's Gathering at the Nora Larabee Memorial Library in Stafford.
The library will be open from 6 to 8 PM for viewing the photos, listening to piano music by Anita Meschberger and eating goodies from the Wheatland Cafe. Kids can make a Father's Day card. If you're local, ride your bike to the library for a chance to enter a prize drawing. (I will not be riding a bike 15 miles to town.)
The photo display will stay in place at the library all day on Monday, June 12, when Stafford hosts Bike Across Kansas. That day, come and enjoy the air-conditioning, view the photos and eat homemade pies and Johnny-Pop ice cream.
None of the photos I'm featuring in this particular blog post are in the library show. But a whole lot more are. (I had more than enough without adding these!) But they represent the philosophy I've taken as I've photographed our life here in south Central Kansas. Here's my artist statement for the show:
Seasons - Photos by Kim Fritzemeier
As I worked on matting photos and preparing for the show, I've sometimes listened to Sirius radio's The Message.
After I heard it a few times, I looked up all the lyrics. It says, in part:
Give the song a listen, if you'd like.
I'd love to have you come and view my photos at the Nora Larabee
Memorial Library. The stained glass window featuring the library's
namesake is at its most beautiful in the evening as the setting sun enhances the colors.
The library board and
committees, along with library staff Gerry Ann Hildebrand, Denise
Dickson and Sandy Gere, are working hard to make the library one of THE
places to be in Stafford! Check it out. (Pun intended!) Click HERE for a link to a blog post with lots more photos and information about our amazing library!