Springing Into Fall

On my final day in Ha Ha Tonka State Park, I decided I was going to explore and find a way to get to the water movement that Bobbie and I could hear, but not see. The evening before, I sat down with some maps and discovered a trail that should take me close, if […]

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Naturally Speaking

Today’s post comes from my recent trip to Ha Ha Tonka State Park, on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Along the Natural Bridge hiking trail, this naturally-formed bridge was formed a long time ago, in the rocky terrain of the park. Here are a few images I captured of the Natural Bridge. As you […]

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Have a Spooktacular Day!

This Halloween post features an image I captured in Ha Ha Tonka State Park a week ago. While hiking one of the trails, we came across the Natural Bridge, a rock bridge that you pass through, on the trail (I’ll post more on the Natural Bridge, later). While checking out the amazing rock formations, this […]

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Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Part 1

This past week, I went on a spur-of-the-moment photo trip to Missouri’s Ozarks. With fall colors quickly approaching, I traveled to the Camdenton, Missouri area to search for some fall color images. My time was spent at one of Missouri’s best parks (in my opinion) … Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Unfortunately, the fall colors […]

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Fun Friday: Fall’s Peak Colors

Today’s post includes a couple of images I captured yesterday, after returning from a last-minute trip to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks for some fall photography … more on that later. A few days earlier, when I left for my photo trip, the leaves around my rural Missouri home were making some big changes. But […]

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Fall Colors at My Rural MO Home

I went out this morning about a half-hour before sunrise and launched my drone to grab some aerial images of my rural Missouri home as the fall colors begin to invade: I’ll try to grab more images as the color progresses! Photographic Equipment Used: DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, with 8.8mm lens ISO 100 Aperture […]

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A Late Visitor

As I left my house to pick up my mail at the road yesterday, I noted a beautiful Monarch butterfly that was very interested in a stand of aster wildflowers that are blooming in my rural Missouri butterfly garden. I went back inside and grabbed my camera and grabbed a few images of this regal […]

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Fun Friday: Changes in My Nursery

As I mentioned in a post last week, I have collected several Black Swallowtail butterfly eggs and caterpillars. They are housed in a mesh, indoors “nursery” in my rural Missouri home. I had been waiting for the caterpillar to begin making it’s chrysalis. Well, I went to bed on Tuesday night and the caterpillar was […]

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Fun Friday: No Longer an “Empty Nester”

About a week ago, as I was walking past my rural Missouri butterfly garden, I noticed a Black Swallowtail that was busy laying eggs on a parsley plant (host plant for these beautiful butterflies). Yesterday, I closely inspected the plant to see if I could find the eggs … voila, I found about a dozen […]

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American Eagle Day

Today is American Eagle Day and I’m featuring some of my favorite Bald Eagle images I’ve captured over the years. Eagles are one of the top 5 subjects I like to photograph. As we celebrate today, please enjoy some bald eagles I’ve met along the journey: Just a very small collection of my Bald Eagle […]

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