Lone Elk Park Resident

A fun place to visit in St. Louis is Lone Elk Park. The park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer.  The park acreage was once part of the Tyson Valley Powder Plant used for the testing and storage of ammunition during WWII. After the War, the area servedContinue reading “Lone Elk Park Resident”

Exploring St. Charles County and beyond

Exploring the land of Gottfried Duden and his expoits in St. Charles County. In 1829, he published at his own expense 1500 copies of a small book titled Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America in Elberfeld Germany. In 1909, eighty years after Duden’s Report was published, A.B. Faust described DudenContinue reading “Exploring St. Charles County and beyond”

Early morning in Marthasville

I spent the weekend tracking down Daniel Boone. Boone came to Missouri at age 65 with his wife and several children. He acquired 850 acres not far from Defiance Missouri but lived mostly with his son at what is now known as the Daniel Boone Home. This photo is a place near Marthasville, Missouri adjacentContinue reading “Early morning in Marthasville”

Fall at the St. Louis Art Museum

The St. Louis Art Museum with fall trees on the right and St. Louis’ namesake, King 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 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.

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”

Backwater

This is a backwater on the Ashley River near Charleston. The photo was taken during Golden Hour where the sun has not come up yet giving deep colors with no shadows and colorful skies. This was taken with my Nikon Z6 with a Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 lens. Settings: ISO 560; Shutter Speed 1/45sec; f/6.7;Continue reading “Backwater”