Mackinac Bridge

Approaching this bridge you tend to get second thoughts about crossing it. The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. Opened in 1957, the 26,372-foot-long bridge is the world’s 24th-longest main span and the longest suspension bridge betweenContinue reading “Mackinac Bridge”

Tally Ho!

Laura takes her Three Creek Basset pack out for a walk. Basseting is the sport of following a pack of Basset Hounds in pursuit of hares or rabbits. The structure is nearly identical to a traditional foxhunt, although the pursuit is on foot. It is a centuries-old tradition that continues to draw young and oldContinue reading “Tally Ho!”

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”

Hope you have a magical holiday!

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flora Borealis event projected sights and sounds throughout their grounds. This is a laser show projected on the Henry Shaw home. Click on the photo for more information.

Hunt Master

Laura is holding these three hounds waiting for some others to catch up. The hunt this day was sparse as there were only a few scents to pickup. The hounds would eventually scour some fields down by the Missouri River before heading back up to the clubhouse and calling it a day. To get thisContinue reading “Hunt Master”

Pasture

I liked this scene with the fall color and the lone horse in the pasture. Probably trying to get the last good grass of the season. This photo was taken with a 300mm lens as the horse was not very close. The lens condenses the distance and beyond the horse is a large pasture withContinue reading “Pasture”

Classic Boathouse

The boathouses of Lake Minocqua make up its character and this is one of the best examples. These types are known as “wet” boathouses because they are completely over the water. This is a nice one because it has three stalls, living/recreation area on the second floor and a cupola for watching lake activity fromContinue reading “Classic Boathouse”

The End of the Trail

This famous sculpture is now part of a place in Branson, MO called Top of the Rock, a high area in the Ozarks with restaurants, scenic overlooks, caves, golf course and more. The End of the Trail is a sculpture by James Earle Fraser, depicting a weary Native American man hanging limp as his wearyContinue reading “The End of the Trail”

Sunrise on North Bay

North Bay is a small, shallow body of water on the the northern tip of Door County, Wisconsin. The shallow water provides scenic texture to the beautiful scene looking out over Lake Michigan. This is a great area to watch sunrises and for kayaking.