by Desert Harrington
For this blog post, I undertook something I've never tried before. I decided to present most of my content in photographs. Yes, I do have very poor eyesight; in fact, I apologize in advance for my lack of technical ability. I wanted, however, to present the city in which I live (i.e., Springfield, Missouri) as I try to see it. To do this, two things were paramount. I desired to look past the traffic and the pollution and the mostly idiotic humans - to show the natural world beyond not as something we exploit every day, but as a great gift that sustains us. I also wanted to show the city as I might see it during a typical "morning" (which, for me, generally begins around 4-5pm). My wife was kind enough to drive me around town as the sun was setting (I am unable to drive) so that I could take some photographs of my Springfield as it grew gradually darker. After visiting a favorite bookstore, we drove to Sequiota Park, Maple Park Cemetery, Nathanael Greene Park (where the majority of these photos were taken), and finally back home - to the dark, enigmatic verdancy of our own yard. I hope you enjoy some of the beautiful sights we encountered on our journey around town as much as we did.