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.

Wheatfield

The last couple of posts have been about barns, so I thought I would post one of my favorite barn photos. This is on Interstate 39 just north of Bloomington, Illinois. As I was driving on 39, I kept seeing these interesting barns and finally pulled over to photograph one. The sky and clouds wereContinue reading “Wheatfield”

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”

Indian Cliff Falls

Near the entrance of Dogwood Canyon, this is first of many spectacular falls along the three mile walk through streams, wooded areas and more. One of Missouri’s most beautiful areas is Southwestern, Missouri and this is a great example. Click on the image for more information or to purchase.

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”

Scenic Mill

The Dogwood Canyon Mill is really the entrance to the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. On the other side of the mill is miles of paths that wind their way around rushing streams and scenic waterfalls. This beautiful area is in Southwestern Missouri and offers a flat easy walk from Missouri to Southern Illinois.

Minocqua Boathouses

It may have been the railroad that brought the first tourists to the island city of Minocqua in the early 1900s, but it’s the boats that keep them coming back. Whether it’s a fishing adventure, a run on the boards (water skis, In Northwoods parlance), or a sunset cruise with refreshments, visitors expect to getContinue reading “Minocqua Boathouses”

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.

Sandy Creek Bridge

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge boasts the picture-perfect appearance of an old red barn. It was one of six bridges built in 1872 to allow passage from the Jefferson County seat of Hillsboro to St. Louis. John H. Morse built Sandy Creek Covered Bridge using the Howe-truss design, named for William Howe. Howe patented his designContinue reading “Sandy Creek Bridge”