It's Christmas in Kansas City...
And the snow is falling down…
The Plaza lights are pretty…
It's good to be in my hometown…
I was blessed over Thanksgiving weekend to travel to South Dakota to visit my family. We traveled up on Friday and were planning to travel home on Sunday. However, the LORD had different plans for us. Snow was moving in, and we made the decision to come back to Kansas City on Saturday. Boy are we lucky we did. Sunday the snow moved in and we actually got enough that Monday and Tuesday were snow days at school.
Growing up in South Dakota has some advantages. One of the biggest ones is that I spent A LOT of time driving in snow. Snow days don’t scare me off. I still feel very comfortable getting out on the roads and living my life while others hide inside. Monday night I took advantage of this snow driving comfort.
One of the most awesome lighting displays in the Kansas City area is at the Country Club Plaza. I planned my trip to arrive just before sunset so that I could be in position to start capturing images before it got too late. I also planned a specific route and marked on a map where to stop to get certain images. The planning of this trip really helped me to be successful in capturing the images I wanted to capture.
Planning is something I struggle with, but I believe the LORD is working with me to get better at. He wants us to have plans in mind, not just “wing it.”
“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.”
“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”
When I got home I edited each image in black-and-white and color. Sandy and I tend to like the black-and-whites better, but I have included several of both for your enjoyment.
Song: Christmas in Kansas City by Brad Millison