Japanese Garden Bridge

One of the nicest areas of the Missouri Botanical Garden is the Japanese Garden. The area has flowering trees, a lake and bridge. The Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America and represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. Incorporating carefully designed plantings, waterfalls, beachesContinue reading “Japanese Garden Bridge”

Locked Gate

This gate takes you to the burned out ruins on the estate at Ha Ha Tonka. The massive edifice overlooks the bluffs above Lake of the Ozarks in Camdenton, Missouri. You can visit this park, explore the grounds and enjoy the many scenic and sometimes haunting overlooks. This one of the unusual must visit gemsContinue reading “Locked Gate”

Water Tower

Another view of the water tower in Ha Ha Tonka State Park. This park is a public recreation area encompassing over 3,700 acres on the Niangua arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, about five miles south of Camdenton, Missouri, in the United States. Click on the photo for more options to view it. ThisContinue reading “Water Tower”

Water Tower at Ha Ha Tonka

The ruins of Ha Ha Tonka are an amazing place to explore. This is an old burned out estate overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks that has been turned into a state park. The ruins include a large stone house, carriage house and water tower all on dramatic bluffs overlooking the lake. You can exploreContinue reading “Water Tower at Ha Ha Tonka”

Christmas Garden

Henry Shaw’s home is ready for Christmas. This is the home of Henry Shaw on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Henry Shaw was a businessman and amateur botanist in St. Louis when it was a gateway city to the West. His businesses supplied residents, pioneers and others. Having made his fortune, he wasContinue reading “Christmas Garden”

Late Fall in Minocqua

A few weeks ago, in Northern Wisconsin, leaves were still on the trees but snow was in the forecast. In this part of the country the lakes can freeze over for the whole winter. This old trestle was part of a network of railroads that allowed you to get in and out of Wisconsin’s GreatContinue reading “Late Fall in Minocqua”

Bandstand at the Muny

The bandstand in front of Forest Park’s Municipal Opera is a fun subject for photographers. Different states of the water, trees and skies can make it a unique subject every time I stop by. The bandstand was part of the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904 and survives today as part of the entry toContinue reading “Bandstand at the Muny”

Blue Moon

During the fall the trees on the rim of Art Hill turn a bright red. In the middle of the rim is the stature of Saint Louis and during an early morning walk you can see the recent Blue Moon. Below id the Grand Basin, a body of water that was the centerpiece of theContinue reading “Blue Moon”

Fall in the park

These colorful trees flank St. Louis’ art museum and create a border around Art Hill in front of the museum. Fall can be spectacular in our urban Forest Park. The park is located in western St. Louis, Missouri and consisting of 1,326 acres. Opened in 1876, more than a decade after its proposal, the parkContinue reading “Fall in the park”

John Dillinger Hideout

This is one of my favorite places in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Little Bohemia is a beautiful lodge in a scenic area with an interesting history. Located on Little Star Lake in Manitowish Waters, Little Bohemia is a great place for Lunch or dinner. My wife and I go, from time to time, and have lunch inContinue reading “John Dillinger Hideout”