As I was editing photos from my Easter Sunday stroll about town, I realized how easy it was to capture Pine Street while everyone was in church or spending time with family. The streets were clear. Businesses closed. I had Pine Street all to myself. I had to laugh when I thought I saw some “walkers” and if you watch “The Walking Dead” you know what I am talking about.


Let me just take a moment and say how much I love book stores. Especially used book stores. Flipping through the pages, the smell. Trading in old ones for new old ones. I can easily find something to read here. And spend hours looking. Just looking. Reading back covers. The first photo is of Violet Sunshine Books & Beads. On my first trip in some time ago, I bought a copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays: Second Series written in 1844. The original owner gave her name and dated it 1920. It was fragile.


Reader’s Corner is another favorite. I spend time in the Autobiography/Memoir section. I recommend The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr.



Kent Jewelry is a usual stop for me. Ring cleaning. Watch battery. Engraving. My go-to jeweler. And the nicest people work here!


The Phelps County Bank building was built in the 1930′s not only as a bank but also a hotel.




Langston Interiors, Rolla Rare Coin & Stamp and andFlew! Studios across the street. I love these old brick buildings downtown.



As I was editing photos from my Easter Sunday stroll about town, I realized how easy it was to capture Pine Street while everyone was in church or spending time with family. The streets were clear. Businesses closed. I had Pine Street all to myself. I had to laugh when I thought I saw some “walkers” and if you watch “The Walking Dead” you know what I am talking about.

Let me just take a moment and say how much I love book stores. Especially used book stores. Flipping through the pages, the smell. Trading in old ones for new old ones. I can easily find something to read here. And spend hours looking. Just looking. Reading back covers. The first photo is of Violet Sunshine Books & Beads. On my first trip in some time ago, I bought a copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays: Second Series written in 1844. The original owner gave her name and dated it 1920. It was fragile.

Reader’s Corner is another favorite. I spend time in the Autobiography/Memoir section. I recommend The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr.

Kent Jewelry is a usual stop for me. Ring cleaning. Watch battery. Engraving. My go-to jeweler. And the nicest people work here!

The Phelps County Bank building was built in the 1930′s not only as a bank but also a hotel.


Langston Interiors, Rolla Rare Coin & Stamp and andFlew! Studios across the street. I love these old brick buildings downtown.