A Salute to America

The Min-Aqua Bats’ final act, A Salute to America. These young ladies skiing around Lake Minocqua with flags flying is a sight to see. Happy Memorial Day to my friends.

Pyramid

The pyramid practiced in the previous photo is performed in front of crowds in Minocqua, Wisconsin.  I remember watching this ski team in the early 50’s. One of the oldest water ski show teams in the United States today. The Min-Aqua Bats Water Ski Club originated in 1950 with a group of local young peopleContinue reading “Pyramid”

Skiing into the Night

The Min-Aqua Bats practice for their summer shows while helpers wait for them on the dock and a few spectators watch from their boats in the distance. Since the early 50’s this ski team has thrilled vacationers in Minocqua, Wisconsin with their acrobatics on water. This is a team practicing building a pyramid in theContinue reading “Skiing into the Night”

North Bay

Sunrise on North Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. The bays and harbors of Door County range from shallow peaceful places to busy ports with busy towns and boats coming and going. This view looks east out to Lake Michigan. The bay is shallow with tall grass decorating the scene. Here the sun is just coming up,Continue reading “North Bay”

After the Storm

Tornado spawning storms from earlier in the day have now passed and things at Holy Family Church are now getting back to normal. Storms moved in and out of this area for several days while I was there making very surreal scenes. Watch here for some more very interesting photos. Click on the photo forContinue reading “After the Storm”

Decoys

A the moment, a quiet setting at one of St. Charles’ numerous duck hunting clubs. Earlier a storm came through cooling things off and soon after the sunsets the ducks will will be ready to roost and flock into this lake. Currently the lake is occupied by decoys tempting others to join them.

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”

Confluence

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”

Elephant Rocks

Elephant Rocks State Park can be found outside of Ironton, MO in the Ozarks. This outcropping of pink granite was once part of a quarry and is now a park where you can wander around the park and see the ancient worn boulders. The outcropping raises above the treetops providing a spectacular view.