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”

Japanese Garden Bridge

One of the nicest areas of the Missouri Botanical Garden is the Japanese Garden. The area has flowering trees, a lake and bridge. The Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America and represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. Incorporating carefully designed plantings, waterfalls, beachesContinue reading “Japanese Garden Bridge”

Indian Cliff Falls

Part of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Located in Southwest Missouri near BransonĀ  and Table Rock Lake, this place is for waterfall lovers. You can walk or take a tram to see the sights. However, I like to walk and take photos. If you are in the area, this is a place you have to seeContinue reading “Indian Cliff Falls”

Waiting for me to leave

Every Spring, when I put up my bright red patio umbrella, a pair of Cardinals are waiting to make it their new home. The umbrella goes up, I go into the house and there they are building a nest. When I come back outside, they move to a safe distance chirping at me, hoping IContinue reading “Waiting for me to leave”

Pere Marquette Cabin

Driving up the The Great River Road outside of Alton, Illinois is a great experience. Driving from Alton, though Grafton on to Pere Marqutte State Park you will find great restaurants, wineries, bed and breakfasts and a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. Be sure to stop along the way to see the Bald EaglesContinue reading “Pere Marquette Cabin”

Dogwood Canyon

Dogwood Canyon in Lampe, Missouri did not disappoint. The 6.5 miles of paved paths and 9 miles of trails with scenic views were surrounded by Dogwood trees. The sort of canyon/valley has a stream running through it with countless breathtaking waterfalls. Hike, bike or ride, this is a wonderful place to visit!

Hope Wilderness Chapel

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”

Chihuly Gate

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-wtrgccZ/A With “stay at home orders” in place from various government entities, it is tough to get some spring photos. Parks and cultural centers are now closed also. However, being the prolific photographer, I have over 57,000 photos storedĀ  on my computer, many of them not processed. This gives me the opportunity to find newContinue reading “Chihuly Gate”

Spring at the Climatron

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-rMJp4RM/A A gem in St. Louis is our Botanical Garden. Also known as the Missouri Botanical Garden, it is a showcase for all sorts of plant life from small flowers to mature trees; water based pants to tropical flowers; and theme areas such as their Japanese Garden. These Red Buds make a nice spring sceneContinue reading “Spring at the Climatron”