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Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek – Day one of three days backpacking in Piney Creek Wilderness. [1 picture]
Rinse and Repeat. The shop assistant squealed, she’d never seen a passport before, let alone a British one … The UK and the US. It’s often said that they are two nations separated by a common language. After ten years living in the US I can confirm that it is still true. [Five-minute read. 1 picture.]
Fall In The Forest – Hercules Glades. [3 pictures]
Fall Carpet – On the top of a ridge I came across this vista of leaves. [1 picture]
Glades! Glades on the Upper Pilot (Devil’s Den East) Trail. [2 pictures]
Hercules Glades Backpacking in November. Van problems forced me to select a nearby trail for a late fall break. Another visit to Hercules Glades was on the cards. [53 pictures, lots of words and one short video]
Flying – I love how this leaf looks like it is spreading its wings and is about to fly. [1 picture]
Valance – Three Studies in Light (Pretentious title) [4 pictures]
Solo Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness — After a busy week, I made a snap decision to go backpacking. [35 Pictures and lots of words]
Day Hike on the Busiek Yellow Trail. Today we decided to take one of the easier trails, and spend a bit of time looking around. [30 Pictures]
Gnarly Tree. I love the shape and look of this trail-side tree. [3 pictures]
Beginning of the Hike [2 pictures]
A warm break in the weather sent us scurrying out to get some miles on the trail, this time we opted for Busiek’s Orange Trail. [18 pictures + Map]
Ginger and Gary on the White Trail at Busiek [12 pictures]
Saturday I attended a Christian Formation meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Clinton. [6 pictures]
Inner circle, outer circle, circle of friends, circle of trust, running in circles, circles … everywhere.
This photograph is begging to have its story told. Which is appropriate given the name of the venue – Storybook Barn. I wonder what the story might be?
In 2010 we went from car camping to hiking and backpacking in six months. I reflect on what instigated that change, and how we are going to keep on getting out. [8 pictures]
Our plans for viewing the eclipse were to go backpacking and watch the eclipse from the Mark Twain National Forest [17 pictures]
Photographs of the Dale Chihuly Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art [17 pictures].
I asked Ginger what this field on her parent’s farm was called. Her answer? “Dunno, ‘The field?’”. Okay. ‘The Field’ with added cowses (sic).
Jim’s short wheelbase, 400″ block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup, just back from the shop after a new paint job. [8 pictures]
And the same picture in color … When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got the sunlight in the background behind the stamen.
When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got the sunlight in the background behind the stamen.
An afternoon being taught fly fishing on Lake Taneycomo. After several hours of practice – do I look like a fly fisherman yet? [6 Pictures]
Ginger spotted this colorful fellow on the deck. Checking online I discovered, as we suspected, that handling it wasn’t a good idea, as they can cause a rash. Unfortunately it wouldn’t keep still on a leaf long enough for me to get a picture. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgyia_leucostigma
I like this crop so much I wish I’d taken this as a separate picture. However, the wider shots I took came out pretty good too. [3 pictures]
I recently visited a friend who is converting a barn on their property into a wedding and event venue. While I was there I took a few pictures. This is probably an unrepeatable picture, as very shortly the clear pane is going to be replaced with frosted glass. Their website: www.storybookbarnmo.com
Gary and Lanie go hiking on the Yellow trail at Busiek State Forest and Wildlife area. We took a quick side trip to introduce Lanie to the old panel van [7 pictures]