Sunflowers at Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area. This is at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The Conservation Department is managing Columbia Bottom to create a mosaic of bottomland habitats that includes shallow wetlands, bottomland hardwoods, prairie, and cropland. These habitats attract a wide variety of resident and migratory wildlife for the enjoyment ofContinue reading “Confluence”
A lone woman with her trusty hound hiking through the woods. Actually she is part of the Gumbo Flats Gold Cup event where hounds show off their tracking skills. Today there are “12 couples” (24 Bassets) in field including Missouri’s Three Creek Basset Pack and Okaw Valley Foot Bassets from Ohio. Awards are given toContinue reading “Out with her trusty hound”
For those that live in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, they are familiar with Highway 40 (64) where it crosses the Missouri River near Chesterfield’s Gumbo Flats. Once while crossing the bridge I looked to the west and noticed a spectacular sunset. This is major metropolitan highway with no way to stop to take aContinue reading “Sunset on the Missouri”
My hometown, St. Louis, with our old courthouse and the Gateway Arch behind it. The pathway here is part of the new Kiener Plaza (not sure what was wrong with the old Kiener Plaza). Lots to do and photograph in this area but be sure to get the Arch in the background! This photo wasContinue reading “Old Courthouse”
The old Boone Bridge that crossed the Missouri River has finally been replaced. For decades this narrow and dangerous bridge served as one of the few connections between St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. This series of photos was pulled from a video of the complete explosion of the bridge. The second photo shows theContinue reading “Demise of a bridge”
The river town of St. Charles has revitalized their downtown by refurbishing their old buildings. Now they have many great restaurants, wineries, antique shops and much more. Here is one of their old buildings restored into a gift shop.
The name Great Rivers Imaging represents an area in the Midwest where great rivers merge. These are the Mississippi, the Missouri and Illinois rivers. Here is a view of the Mississippi valley with the Illinois River in the foreground. This area is so vast that the Mississippi in the distant background and cannot be seen.Continue reading “Great Rivers”