Visit Door County Light Houses

The Sturgeon Bay east west Canal North Pierhead Light is a lighthouse located on Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin. Painted red, the light is situated on the north pier of the southern entrance to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. If yoy visit you can walk out on the concrete support to get a closerContinue reading “Visit Door County Light Houses”

Take a walk in this scenic Door County area

This is one of Door County’s most interesting parks. Cave Point County Park is revered by divers, photographers, swimmers, hikers, and all who visit. The beautifully carved rock faces lining the blue waters of Lake Michigan are quintessentially Door County. While not a state or national park, Cave Point has no shortage of majesty. LocalContinue reading “Take a walk in this scenic Door County area”

Garden of Harmony and Peace

Zig Zag Bridge at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Japanese Garden Dedicated in 1977, our 14-acre Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America, represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. Incorporating carefully designed plantings, waterfalls, beaches and islands, the Japanese Garden invites visitors to experience theContinue reading “Garden of Harmony and Peace”

Linnean House

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. It is also known informally as Shaw’s Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw. Built in 1882, the Linnean House (also “Linnæan House” in some historical references) is the oldest continuously operated public greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. ItContinue reading “Linnean House”

Observation Deck

4,256-acre Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is a  preserve located on the south side of the Missouri River at its confluence with the Mississippi River. Annually they plant Sunflower fields for residents to explore and photograph. In the photo is an observation deck that makes an interesting addition to the photo. Columbia Bottom is for thoseContinue reading “Observation Deck”

Fall Trip to Frederickson’s Bait Shop

This is one of my favorite places to photograph in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. The little shack was a little bait shop where the Frederickson sisters sold minnows and other bait to fishermen. Now it is a commerative museum remembering them.  This is in the town of Star Lake just north of Sayner. Take Highway N northContinue reading “Fall Trip to Frederickson’s Bait Shop”

Bond Falls

Amazing Bond Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  This is a series of small falls ending in a massive flow over a series of boulders near Paulding Michigan. This is one of the lesser set of falls but probably the most interesting. The calm waters almost spray over the edge of the rocks creating a veryContinue reading “Bond Falls”

Sail Boats

Tucked away on the northern end of Lake MIchigan, Harbor Springs offers the perfect area for all types of boating. These sailboats are fun to sail in the harbor or Little Traverse Bay. Larger sailboats allow you to explore various towns along the the lake or places like Beaver Island. For a larger version, clickContinue reading “Sail Boats”

Dogwood Canyon

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a one-of-a-kind experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers of all ages. Covering 10,000 acres of pristine Ozark Mountain landscape, the park has miles of crystal-clear trout streams, dozens of cascading waterfalls, ancient burial caves, unique hand-built bridges and bottomless, blue-green pools. And, they actually have Dogwood trees there.