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 a 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”

Fishing on Fishtrap Lake

Boating on remote Fishtrap Lake outside of Boulder Junction. This is a favorite place for pleasure boating, skiing and fishing. Even these old Rock & Roller’s enjoy some quiet fishing the and escape from fans.

Downtown Boulder Junction Doe

Driving north from Minocqua, WI, we finally get to downtown Boulder Junction. This town is famous for its deer, particularly rare white deer. Here we have an average doe strolling down the sidewalk. Boulder Junction is a scenic little town with some very nice art galleries and restaurants.

Little Star Lake

This is the view from the Blue Bayou restaurant in Manitowish Waters, WI. The Blue Bayou offers Cajun Cooking in the Northwoods. It is on Little Star Lake down the road from Little Bohemia, the hideout of John Dillinger. Both the food and the view are something to experience. Click on the photo for aContinue reading “Little Star Lake”