Nature

Indian paintbrush – Castilleja, commonly known as Indian paintbrush or prairie-fire. 2 pictures

Snow, moss, and leaves – Seen on the Mary Hollow Trail.

Leaves.

Not what you want to find in the house – Brown Recluse Spider. It got a bit mangled meeting its demise.

Pipevine Swallowtail (Blue Swallowtail) – Battus philenor. 3 pictures

Photograph of the 2017 total solar eclipse seen through the trees of the Mark Twain National Forest near the Berryman / Ozark trail in MIssouri

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Backpacking Trip – Our plans for viewing the eclipse were to go backpacking and watch the eclipse from the Mark Twain National Forest Trip write-up: Ten-minute read, 17 pictures

Photograph of a White-Marked Tussock Moth - (Orgyia leucostigma)

White-Marked Tussock Moth – (Orgyia leucostigma) 2 pictures

Black and White picture, with some of the leafy clutter removed. The roots of our two backyard trees occasionally break the surface. When they grow too high the mower trims off the top, producing these interesting patterns as they try to heal.

The roots of our two backyard trees occasionally break the surface. When they grow too high the mower trims off the top, producing these interesting patterns as they try to heal.

Cheddar Gorge with parking. 2 pictures

Fall at Pomme de Terre Lake, Missouri – The Fall color has really come along the past couple of weeks. 3 pictures

Twilight at Stockton lake

I was hoping for another really stunning sunset, it wasn’t to be. It was pretty but not a really knock you off your feet affair. I was also hoping to catch some fish, and that wasn’t to be either…I had a couple of bites, but I was late striking and missed them. The good news …

An Evening Fishing on Stockton Lake Read More »

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