A fun place to visit in St. Louis is Lone Elk Park. The park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer. The park acreage was once part of the Tyson Valley Powder Plant used for the testing and storage of ammunition during WWII. After the War, the area servedContinue reading “Lone Elk Park Resident”
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The Old Peace Chapel was built in New Melle in the 1800s and originally was a general store and dance hall. At the turn of the century, the building was purchased by a German Evangelical congregation and remodeled into a church. The church was moved to the Daniel Boone site in 1983. Today, it isContinue reading “Peace Church”
Cold Morning in the Park
Lots of snow and ice in St. Louis over the past few days and more coming. While it makes lift difficult here, it makes for a beautiful landscape and slows life down a little bit.
Basset in the snow!
More snow on the way today (they say). Even with their low stature, they loved to plow through it! And when they run they can get snow to fly everywhere!
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.
St. Charles Farm
This is one of the many duck clubs along the Mississippi river. Missouri offers one of the best sites in the nation for duck hunting and St. Charles County is no exception. During the fall huge flocks of ducks fill the skies and fill the wetlands during feeding time. Walking the levies during these timesContinue reading “St. Charles Farm”
Snowfall in Forest Park
Nice weather in St. Louis for Thanksgiving in St. Louis but winter is on its way! The snow here was falling pretty hard and the ducks did not have a chance to shake it off; a flap of the wings would have done the trick. This iconic scene is in the middle of St. Louis’Continue reading “Snowfall in Forest Park”
Sunset on the Past
The Chain of Rocks Bridge allowed the famous Route 66 to cross the Mississippi River near St. Louis. Now it is closed to automobile traffic and is a bike/walking path. The castle like structure is a water intake for the City of St. Louis water supply. These structures are on the northern edge of theContinue reading “Sunset on the Past”
Winter at Pagoda Circle
On a snow day, Forest Park is an interesting place to explore. Everything looks different, the water is a little calmer and the ducks are hunkering down on the lakes.
With snow predicted, I thought it might be a good day to go out to Forest Park and see if there was anything to photograph. The geese and ducks seemed to be settled in due to the bad weather but the big white goose seemed intent on following me as walked along the shore. ThisContinue reading “Geese”