Independence Day Yakking

Independence Day Yakking

Posted on Jul 8, 2017 in Day / Weekend Trips, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dad got a kayak the other day and wanted to try it out.  I am always looking for an excuse to kayak, so we took them out over the holiday weekend!  As it turns out, this creek was also the first creek I floated with my kayak when I bought it about 10 years ago.  I can’t believe it’s been that long! We set out fairly early and were in the water by around 9 or so. What dad will learn is that if you go kayaking with me, you will probably end up in lots of pictures....

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Recent Photos

Recent Photos

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 in Photography, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I thought I would take a few minutes and share a few photos I’ve taken lately. The first is from a line of menacing, though not particularly damaging storms that approached the farm from the south a few weeks ago. Next, a few I took last night of some storms approaching from the north. This time of year it’s much more typical for storms to approach from the north or northwest.  I always enjoy that because it provides a better, more open view. Also, at...

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Sandstone Trail

Sandstone Trail

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Day / Weekend Trips, Featured, Photography, Places I Go, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Stephy suggested I do a hike or something for fathers day. So I took the opportunity to get in some “training” for an upcoming backpacking trip. After tossing around several ideas, I finally set out for Prairie State Park, armed with my 17-40mm wide angle lens and a backpack full of unnecessary baggage, just to help get me into shape! I have been wanting to visit this park during the summer when wildflowers are in bloom, but the prairie is notoriously lacking in...

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Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fall is not only the best time to be out taking photographs, but it’s also the best time to be out period.  The weather is sometimes cool, sometimes warm, but either way it’s usually pretty comfortable.  The leaves (the ones that haven’t been eaten by worms) are turning colors, giving the landscape an explosion of color before everything turns brown and grey for the winter. Our schedule has been hectic to say the least so my opportunities to get out and...

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Mammatus Clouds Over Missouri

Mammatus Clouds Over Missouri

Posted on Apr 6, 2014 in Photography, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here are some super cool mammatus clouds that many of us saw thursday evening. This type of cloud formation is often seen around here this time of year on the back side of a passing mega storm. In this case, the storm really turned out not to be much by Missouri standards, but it nevertheless looks cool. I learned on the news that these unusual clouds are one of the few, or maybe the only type of cloud that is formed from sinking air, rather than rising air. Which would...

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Shortleaf Photography

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I post a lot of photography here, particularly a lot of tree related photography, but not often is my subject my photography’s namesake tree. Today I am pleased to share this image I captured of a Shortleaf Pine. Shortleaf Pines are the only pine native to the Ozarks and although most of them were logged many decades ago there are scattered pockets of them still remaining, mostly in Arkansas and southeast Missouri. I visited an area recently that contained a decent...

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