My two hounds: Lolly and Dixie. They do not get to go hunting in the country but like to chase rabbits in the back yard. However the back yard fencing cuts the hunt short. They have discovered that other critters, like opossums, cannot make it to the fence. Unfortunately the opossums fight back but Dixie […]
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I was photographing a sunset in Farmington, Missouri and turned around to see that the moon was rising in the east. And yes, just on the other side of the evergreens is Possum Hollow Road. On this day, I was with a group of Basseters hunting rabbits but my Basset is great fan of Opossums […]
This gift shop was built in 1856 according to the sign. However, I suspect it did not start out as a tourist trap. This is a building in Elsa, Illinois, an old village along the Mississippi River between Alton and Grafton. This 18th century enclave is fun to explore with lost of classic old buildings.
Sochii is out with his pack combing through brush and undergrowth trying to pickup the scent of a rabbit. He usually hunts with a dozen other Basset Hounds and is part of a pack that belongs to Three Creek Bassets, a professional group of hounds that competes nationally. This is actually part of a sport […]
After foraging through the woods in Weldon Spring, this group pops out on a country road. These hunters have a pack of about a dozen Basset Hounds and are part of Three Creek Bassets, a nationally known pack of scent hounds. Today they are trying to pick up the scent of a rabbit, track it […]
Another beautiful fall sunset in the Midwest. This well and the stables beyond are part of an old club in St. Charles County. The property is along the Missouri River and served as a family farm in this rural section of Weldon Spring before World War II and before the bridge across the Missouri River […]
Tucked away in the bluffs along the Mississippi River is the little village of Elsah, IL. The entire village of Elsah is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This village, with a population of around one hundred people, is often referred to as the “village where time stood still.” Visitors to Elsah can escape […]
View of the top of the Clark Bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Alton. The Clark Bridge was named after William Clark who, with Meriwether Lewis in 1804, commanded the two year 4,000 mile exploration of the Louisiana Purchase territory up the Missouri River into the Pacific Northwest. The Lewis and Clark Expedition set off just a […]
Canadian Geese doing a flyby at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. On this day the place was full of geese, pelicans, egrets and more! Around St. Louis these geese are pretty common. In fact they may be considered a nuisance. However, these birds are always amazing to watch fly by.
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 […]