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.
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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 supportContinue reading “The August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area”
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