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”

Goslings

More Spring in Forest Park. Post-Dispatch Lake in Forest Park is the best place to see wildlife. Ducks, geese, egrets and other creatures are abundant in this area. Here are a pair of geese with their newly hatched goslings. 

Springtime

All seasons in Forest Park are worth a visit. This section between the Grand Basin and Post Dispatch lake is particularly scenic. It has multiple streams, bridges, wildlife and flowers. You can view the St. Louis Art Museum from the Grand Basin and walk over to the Boat House for lunch. A nice way toContinue reading “Springtime”

Art Hill Trees

Art Hill in Forest Park may be considered the the heart of the park. Art hill is well known for snow sledding, kit flying, picnicking and just a place to congregate.  The hill stretches from the entrance of the St. Louis Art Museum down the the Grand Basin which is what is left of theContinue reading “Art Hill Trees”

Nathan Frank Memorial Bandstand

Nathan Frank Band Stand at Pagoda Circle in Forest Park shows off its brilliant red trees. There are some classic fall scenes in Forest Park and this is one. The trees that line Art Hill is another. The original Band Stand was built around 1876 and is in the center of a lake with noContinue reading “Nathan Frank Memorial Bandstand”

A fall walk

Time to get out into the country for some fall color. Over the next few weekends I will be out with the Three Creek Bassets: enjoying the outdoors, taking in the color and following the hounds. We will be hunting rural Weldon Spring in St. Charles County, MO.  Watch for photos! This particular photo wasContinue reading “A fall walk”

Ducks in a row

These are few of the many water fowl in Forest Park. A good place to see these ducks is near the suspension bridge just east of the Grand Basin. There are various types of ducks, geese and an egret or two wandering about. This photo was taken with a 70-200mm lens @ 200mm, f3.3. ThisContinue reading “Ducks in a row”

Trestle

A still fall morning on Lake Minocqua turns into a mirror.  The warm water on a cold morning brings out a mist on the lake. This is an old train trestle that brought summer tourists into the area and lumber out. Now, known as the Bearskin Trail, the old rail bed leads hikers across bridgesContinue reading “Trestle”

Empty Docks

Empty docks mean the winter is on its way. The day after this photo was taken, the snows started. While the lake is no longer busy, the fall colors in Wisconsin’s Northwoods are stunning and this resort will be crowded for the next few weeks. When staying in Minocqua, WI, I usually get up earlyContinue reading “Empty Docks”

Misty Morning on the Lake

Winter is moving in on Like Minocqua in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Cold air on the summer warmed lake creates this foggy scene were Highway 51 crosses into downtown. This was taken from the Highway 51 Bridge where it crosses the lake. I got up early one morning to capture the sunrise at this same location butContinue reading “Misty Morning on the Lake”