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Ozarks

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek – Day one of three days backpacking in Piney Creek Wilderness. [1 picture]

British Passport

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]

Red aumn (Fall) leaf on a background of yellow leaves

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]

Trees and Sky.

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]

Duotoned photograph of people sitting and standing outside a barn eating and conversing in the twilight

Inner circle, outer circle, circle of friends, circle of trust, running in circles, circles … everywhere.

Film noir style photograph of Storybook Barn Rogersville, Missouri at dusk

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?

Photograph of Ginger and Gary Allman on the Coy Bald Trail

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]

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

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].

Photograph of an Ozarks farm field

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).

Black and white photograph of a short wheelbase, 400" block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup

Jim’s short wheelbase, 400″ block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup, just back from the shop after a new paint job. [8 pictures]

Photograph of a Hibiscus flower in color

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.

Photograph of a Hibiscus flower in Black and white

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.

Photoraph of Gary Allman in a backwater on Lake Taneycomo, Missouri

An afternoon being taught fly fishing on Lake Taneycomo. After several hours of practice – do I look like a fly fisherman yet? [6 Pictures]

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

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

Photograph of a writing desk in a rustic environment

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]

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