Pagoda Cricle

Interesting clouds circle the Nathan Frank Bandstand in Forest Park. This lake and bandstand sit in front of the Forest Park’s Municipal (Muni) Opera. This is an amphitheatre located in St. Louis, Missouri with that seats 11,000 people with about 1,500 free seats in the last nine rows that are available on a first come,Continue reading “Pagoda Cricle”

Stunning light display at Missouri Botanical Garden

One of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s more interesting events is its winter Garden Glow. Bright displays are setup and visitors can walk the grounds to view them and in some cases become part of them for group photos. People can also stop at kiosks for hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night or a bitContinue reading “Stunning light display at Missouri Botanical Garden”

Fall at the St. Louis Art Museum

The St. Louis Art Museum with fall trees on the right and St. Louis’ namesake,┬áKing Louis IX of France, on the left. This is at the top of the iconic Art Hill, whose spectacular view is the site of picnickers during the summer and sleigh riding during the winter. These trees always are the highlightContinue reading “Fall at the St. Louis Art Museum”

Fall color in Forest Park

Every fall these trees turn a stunning color of red acting as a fall backdrop to Forest Park’s Nathan Frank Bandstand. This is in front of the Municipal Opera in the park. An early morning vist to the park can be rewarded with scenes like this with lakes like glass and a normally busy centralContinue reading “Fall color in Forest Park”

The Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock

A rare example where graffiti is an accepted part of an attraction is at Anderson Dock in Door County. A posted sign notes that boaters have “signed” the dockside warehouse walls for years with the’r boats’ names and the year that they docked. “We encourage boaters and visitors to continue the tradition by being creativeContinue reading “The Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock”

Fall in Missouri

Fall is a nice time to explore rural areas. This is in an area in Missouri called Defiance, an interesting area that includes Daniel Boone’s home, wineries, the Katy Trail and much more. Click here for more rural Missouri photos. Click on the photo for more information onthe photo and to purchase a copy.

Wineries in Ste. Genevieve County

Missouri wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in Missouri. German immigrants in the early-to-mid-19th century founded the wine industry in Missouri, resulting in its wine corridor being called the Missouri “Rhineland”. Later Italian immigrants also entered wine production. In the mid-1880s, more wine was produced by volume in Missouri than in any other state. Ste. Genevieve, Missouri is now developing its wineriesContinue reading “Wineries in Ste. Genevieve County”

Moonrise over Lake Michigan

The moon always looks larger on horizon and when you have a clear view of the horizon, like looking out over Lake Michigan, it is spectacular. Looking up the time of moonrise, you know when to expect it. Watching, a narrow white sliver appear and then it’s large body overwhelms the horizon. This is aContinue reading “Moonrise over Lake Michigan”

Visit Door County Light Houses

The Sturgeon Bay east west Canal North Pierhead Light is a lighthouse located on Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin. Painted red, the light is situated on the north pier of the southern entrance to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. If yoy visit you can walk out on the concrete support to get a closerContinue reading “Visit Door County Light Houses”

Take a walk in this scenic Door County area

This is one of Door County’s most interesting parks. Cave Point County Park is revered by divers, photographers, swimmers, hikers, and all who visit. The beautifully carved rock faces lining the blue waters of Lake Michigan are quintessentially Door County. While not a state or national park, Cave Point has no shortage of majesty. LocalContinue reading “Take a walk in this scenic Door County area”