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
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
I continue my journey to see all of the 90+ Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites. Some of these places are incredibly remote. I just can’t imagine many people visit Clark’s Hill or the Osage Village. I am pleased to say that I have.
State Capitol and Historic Site
Clark’s Hill: Confluence of the Osage and Missouri Rivers.
Along a glade
Coffee in Cole Camp
Looking for the Bison
Prairie State Park
Truman Lake and dam
Harry S. Truman
February Forests Filled with Flying Birds
I traveled across Missouri for a Science Olympiad Tournament, stumbled on to a state park, and discovered a little coffee shop. Not a bad day.
Knob Noster gets its name from a few hills (called knobs). Noster means ‘our’ in the indiginous people’s language from this area.
Hiking in the winter means no ticks, no mosquitoes, and no other people. Peace.
Knob Noster State Park
One of several lakes.
These are not the correct knobs.
This stream floods the road often
Friendly, welcoming place
The coffee passed the test. Excellent
Pastries. I tried the kolache.
The Wright Stuff
Burnt Ends just like butter