Every year I sort through thousands of photos and choose my favorite twenty or so to turn in to a little art show in my classroom at school. Then I turn them into cards and mail them home to students. These are my selections from June 2017 – May 2018.
West Side Market – Cleveland
Edisto Island Sunset
Remnants of Hunters in MO
On the Missouri River
The Master at Work
Solitude before the camera
Smoky Mountain Peace
Fall in Illinois
Soul Survivor Fort Sumter
Power and Beauty
Last summer I stumbled on to the stunning Botany Bay Beach on the barrier island – Edisto Island. This part of the island is constantly being eroded and the sand is deposited on the south end of the island. Change of over time.
Blueberry Cheesecake Rich’s Birthday
Nancy Treats at Peel. Strawberry Shortcake
Celebrating the End of Summer School
Butler MO – Exploring with Parker and Paige
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Hippopatamaitai
Pure Joy at Cyrano’s
Puppy-sized Skinny Mocha Latte
Daisy and Me. Cutting It Up.
I have been slowly visiting all the State Parks and Historic Sites in Missouri. There are a total of 52 State Parks and 35 Historic Sites. In one weekend I managed to visit 11. During this trip, my favorite locations were the Battle of Island Mound and Watkins Glen Historic Site.
Squaw Creek Wetlands
Around the lake at Wallace State Park
Watkins Mill House
At the factory
Weston Bend looking into Kansas
Along the trail at Crowder S.P.
Small town america
The town is named after the librarian
Western Missouri Prairies
at the Battle of Island Mound
Robert Ford killed Jesse James here
The Confederate soldiers prayed here
from the church
Battle of Lexington
on the roof
in the crypt
the dome – this entire structure was built in one year.
This was ignored
entrance door handle
into the crypt
A week of flowers from my evening walk…
In March 2017, I spent some time exploring the National and State Park lands of the American West. We drove 4000 miles and visited 9 states. These photos are some of my favorite because of how peaceful these locations were in the off season. We made it to Chimney rock right at sunset and had the place to ourselves, and we visited Scottsbluff National Monument early in the morning before others arrived. Most people go south for spring break, I went North and was rewarded with rustic quietness.
Niobrara River of Nebraska
Valley of Scottsbluff
River Running Black Hills
Moon Set at Scottsbluff
Coffee with the Presidents