Sunflowers at Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area. This is at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The Conservation Department is managing Columbia Bottom to create a mosaic of bottomland habitats that includes shallow wetlands, bottomland hardwoods, prairie, and cropland. These habitats attract a wide variety of resident and migratory wildlife for the enjoyment ofContinue reading “Confluence”
Bond Falls is in the western U.P. on Bond Falls Rd, east of Pauding MI. This is the most impressive waterfall in Michigan with the possible exception of Tahquamenon Falls. The main drop is 40 feet high and 100+ feet wide. Above the main falls are a series of cascades and rapids that must drop a totalContinue reading “Bond Falls After the Storm”
Chaumette is one of Missouri’s many wonderful wineries. They have a nice selection of their own wines in addition to a great kitchen serving lunch and dinners. Sit on their porch for an unending view of the Ozarks low rolling hills. If you do not want to drive home after a nice dinner, stay inContinue reading “Chaumette”
In Historic St. Charles you will an endless stream of historic buildings from the 18th Century. Here you will find interesting shops, restaurants and B&Bs.
Downtown St. Charles, Missouri, is a historic area that has restored many of their original shops and homes. Founded circa 1769 as Les Petites Côtes, or “The Little Hills” in French, by Louis Blanchette, a French-Canadian fur trader, when the area was nominally ruled by Spain following the Seven Years’ War, St. Charles is the third-oldest city in Missouri. ForContinue reading “Old St. Charles”
Near the entrance to the Dogwood Canyon trails is Indian Cliff Falls. This stunning scene is right behind the grist mill that marks the entrance to the canyon. For those that are not familiar with this area, it is deep in Southwestern Missouri not too far from Branson. Dogwood Canyon Nature Park covers 10,000 acresContinue reading “Indian Cliff Falls”
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Southwestern Missouri is one of the jewels of the state. They have about 4 miles of paths that follow this stream through a valley/canyon south all the way to Arkansas. On the way you will view spectacular scenery including never ending waterfalls. A few ways to experience the area isContinue reading “Stream Crossing”
Hope Wilderness Chapel in Dogwood Canyon with springtime Dogwood and magnolia blossoms. This is in Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, a 10,000-acre slice of alluring Ozarks paradise located in Lampe, Missouri. The park offers hiking, biking, Segway tours, wildlife tours, horseback riding, and trout fishing set against a backdrop of towering bluffs, waterfalls, spring-fed creek beds,Continue reading “Hope Wilderness Chapel”
Early fall seems to be a good time to find Sunflowers in Door County. This is a field at the Wood Orchard Market in Egg Harbor. The market is busy with all kinds of home made food and other things.
The Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse, located west of Harbor Springs on M-119 near Five Mile Creek Road, operated as a one-room school from 1915-1952. Over the years many different teachers educated a small group of students, fired the wood furnace, and cooked a hot lunch. This is on a stretch of road called Tunnel of TreesContinue reading “Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse”