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The August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area

One of the more interesting areas in the St. Louis metropolitan area is The August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area. This was purchased by the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1947 from the federal government. In the early 1940s, the area was used by the Department of Army as a TNT munitions plant to support […]

North Bay, Door County

Beautiful scenes like this have been created heavy snows in North Central United States. It takes heartier souls to get up to these areas to capture the beautiful scenery. -Photo by Mary Beth Engler

Door County Winter Wonderland

Heavy snows in Northern Wisconsin have created a “Winter Wonderland” this winter. My wife kept showing me dramatic photos from Minocqua and Door County hinting that she would like to visit the area. We discussed it with a friend who had to drive up to Baileys Harbor and, within a few days, the two were […]

Park Benches

The winter of 2019 has been particularly snowy giving St. Louisans beautiful vistas and icy roads. These benches overlook Forest Park’s Grand Basin and in the upper right hand corner of the photo you can see people sledding on Forest Park’s famous Art Hill. Any time of year, this is a popular place.

Inauguration Day

Missouri State Capitol preparing for the inauguration of a new governor and seating of all of the new elected officials. This special day gave me an excuse to visit our historic capitol building and explore its hallways for hidden treasures.

Penguins on the loose!

On cold winter Sunday afternoons, the St. Louis Zoo releases their Penguins. Apparently they open the doors and any Penguins that want out are allowed to go (for a while). Not all go out. Here is a photo taken in 2009 with my Pentax K100D and an 18 – 55mm lens.This photo was published in […]

Eagle watching for its prey

Winter is Eagle weather for the St. Louis area. Eagles can be found along the Mississippi river, most notably Alton and Grafton Illinois and Clarksvill, Missouri. During the summer I see a lot of Eagles on the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Here is a photo taken with my old Pentax K100D with a Tamron 70 – […]

Calvary

I had to go out to one of St. Louis’ big cemeteries today so I thought I would post this photo of Calvary in North St. Louis. Neighboring Calvary and Bellefontaine cemeteries offer a vast amount of history from the midwest in addition to great photo opportunities. I recommend a visit.

Forest Park Suspension Bridge

Forest Park in St. Louis is so nicely maintained that it even looks great in the winter. This is an old footbridge along the waterways that run through the Park. This bridge sways so much that my Basset Hounds refuse to walk on it! This was taken at sunset (50mm, f6.3, 1/250 sec).

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