Ducks over the Mississippi River.
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A pair of White Pelicans at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Riverlands is just south of Alton, IL and has over 8.5 miles of trail featuring viewing platforms and bird blinds. The trails bring you through prairies, marshes, and bottomland forest habitats, and provide great viewing opportunities for the great variety of birds and other wildlife. While […]
Hidden along the ridges of Chesterfield Valley you will find these scenic farms. On many Sundays in the Fall and Winter I will go hunting with a pack of Basset Hounds. Traveling through the back woods of farms and parks, following the pack, you will come upon scenes like this and this is probably the […]
In Wisconsin’s Northwoods you will find a large number of Eagles along the rivers and lakes. They like to take over dead trees along bodies of water so they can watch for fish. Once they find their prey they will screech, dive into the water and come up with a fish. These are what I […]
One of many old barns in Door County. For photographers, there are great lighthouse, seaside and roadside attractions to photograph. The interior of Door County is dotted with scenic farms that make great subjects. This old barn is in front of a sunflower field which makes it more interesting. If you are in the area […]
I live in St. Louis Missouri where the hot summers and humidity take a toll on plants. Traveling “Up North”: Northern Wisconsin, Door County and Northern Michigan, the grass turns greener and the flowers brighter. The cooler, moderate climate in these areas make everything come to life. These areas are full for flowers and every […]
Sunflowers in Columbia Bottoms in Northern St. Louis County. This is the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. After visiting the Sunflowers, go to view the merging of two of the worlds major rivers. Note that currently this area is closed due to flooding.
This is an interesting intersection in St. Louis’ Forest Part where walking paths, a foot bridge and stream intersect. This time of year the flowers start to bloom making it a popular place to be. Our dogs love to come here to explore and walk in the stream. However, crossing the swaying suspension bridge is […]
The Keyhole. A little stream that runs under a stone stairway in the remote valley of Dogwood Canyon. Streams run through this scenic valley make it a great place to hike and enjoy the view. To get this photo I had to place a tripod on a stone in the middle of the stream to […]
As mentioned in my previous post, if you missed the Eagles in St. Louis (Alton area), travel up to Wisconsin and catch-up with them there. Studies show that most of them live in Vilas and Oneida counties, many on Lake Minocqua. This photo was taken on the grounds of The Pointe Hotel and Suites where […]