The Hunters

The Three Creek Basset Pack has started their 2021 – 2022 season with the Blessing of the Hounds at Strathalbyn Farms.  The pack can be seen hunting along Wolfrum Road or Busch Wildlife Conservation Area most Sunday afternoons. Sometime when you are in St. Charles County, on an old windy road, you can stop andContinue reading “The Hunters”

Country Road

On of the most scenic areas in St. Charles County. This is a private shooting and hunting site but represent much of this scenic area. Across the road is Busch Wildlife, a public wildlife preserve that gives you access to this rural area in Weldon Spring, MO.

Ducks in a row

These a few of the many water fowl in Forest Park. A good place to see these ducks is near the suspension bridge just east of the Grand Basin. There are various types of ducks, geese and an egret or two wandering about. This photo was taken with a 70-200mm lens @ 200mm, f3.3. ThisContinue reading “Ducks in a row”

Lost Canoe Lake

As you drive out of Star Lake towards Boulder Junction on Highway K, you drive by the endless number of lakes in the Northwoods. Since this his heavily forested area it is difficult to see the lakes but from time to time you will find small roadside parks. If you stop at one of these,Continue reading “Lost Canoe Lake”

Peafowl

Peacocks and peahens—these are the birds known as peafowl, members of the pheasant family. Although most people call them all “peacocks,” the word really only refers to the male bird. Just like among chickens, where the male is called a rooster or cock and the female is called a hen, male peafowl are peacocks, femaleContinue reading “Peafowl”

Tate

I was visiting Bellefontaine Cemetery in North St. Louis I photographed this sphinx in front of a mausoleum. It was not until I processed the photo that I realized that it was kind of creepy looking. This Egyptian-style mausoleum was built in 1907 by Frank Tate (1860-1934), who at the time controlled most of theContinue reading “Tate”

Stairway

Compton Reservoir Park is a little park on the side the city reservoir. In the park is a 19th century water tower and a statue commemorating German newspapermen. This is one of an umber of stairways leading up to the reservoir with some spring color behind it. This is a photo processed in Topaz ImpressionContinue reading “Stairway”

Dusk in St. Louis

The sun has set behind downtown St. Louis and the lighting system for the Arch has just turned on. 100 years ago the Mississippi River levee would have been lined with riverboats and the area in front of me would have been packed with warehouses. Freight trains were already replacing river trade and trucks wereContinue reading “Dusk in St. Louis”

Night Lights

Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch had stood unlighted for over 35 years, when Randy Burkett Lighting Design was commissioned to provide a design that would successfully reveal and celebrate the world renowned monument. It was an extreme technical and artistic challenge. At the outset of the project, it was dictated  by the National Park Service thatContinue reading “Night Lights”