Those Fabulous Fall Leaves




I enjoyed a few days “off” and have been busy chasing fall colors around the Midwest. I spent 3 days in Madison County, Iowa (anyone ever heard of the “Bridges of Madison County”?), photographing the 6 covered bridges and fall colors. Had some nice weather and lots of photo ops, even though I missed peak […]

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Beginning of Fall




Saturday morning I made a visit to the nearby prairie, hoping to find a dragonfly crusted over with frost (our first frost warning of the fall season was Saturday morning). Unfortunately, no dragonflies were found. But several wildflowers were still blooming and the first signs of fall colors were exhibited by many of the Sumac […]

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Reaching Peak




Fall foliage while I was in Rocky Mountain National Park this past week, was phenomenal! Today’s post includes some images I captured along Bear Lake Road, and one image at Bear Lake: Bear Lake: And a few images captured along the road from Moraine Park and Bear Lake (Bear Lake Road): All of today’s images […]

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Alberta Falls




Well, Day 2 at Rocky Mountain NP was another “keeper”. The morning started out with very little elk activity at Moraine Park. After a short while, I packed up and drove to another spot where elk often occupy in the park, the Beaver Meadows area. Bingo! A very large bull elk was tending to his […]

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When Rainouts Are Fun!




Well, the first day in Rocky Mountain National Park has concluded. And the weatherman was correct … rain, rain, rain! :o) May sound like a lousy day, but it actually was a very rewarding day, despite the recurring rain showers. Arriving at Moraine Park (a wonderful place to photograph elk inside the Park) about a […]

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Working At Home




Brrrrrrrr … getting cold in the morning here. So cold, that I decided to “work at home” the other morning. That way, I would be close to the house … and warmth! I should clarify things. I love the fall and winter, and even enjoy getting out in the brisk mornings. But the first few […]

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Clark Tower & Fall Colors in Winterset City Park




Today’s post concludes my recent travels to Iowa’s Madison County for photographing the famous covered bridges in the fall colors. The images today were all taken within the Winterset City Park. First, here is an HDR image (a combination of 7 images, with varying exposures, combined together via Photomatix) of an old cabin that sits […]

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The Signs Are All There




A quick hike across the Missouri landscape yields signs of winter are now upon us! Stack up the firewood … fill the propane tank … winter is nearly here!    

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Fall Colors on the Prairie




(This post originally published in October 2010) Here are a few images I recently took in the Prairie Meadow, exhibiting the fall colors that are now upon us. The first image is a sunflower that is covered with the early morning frost:   The meadow is covered with Smooth Sumac that is now showing their […]

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Boo-tiful Prairie




On this Halloween day, I’m featuring some Boo-tiful creatures from a local Missouri prairie that I captured one October morning in the fall of 2010. When fall comes to the prairie, there often are many magnificent spider webs that can be found. With a backdrop of fall colors, it can be a wonderful find, even […]

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