Saturday, November 07, 2009


Horseshoe Falls, view from Canada, November 1, 2009

Ben and Meghan at Glen Falls Park, Williamsville, NY, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween in the Cemetery

Cemetary in Clarence, New York; 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Sunset on Art Hill, Forest Park, St. Louis; August 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009


Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park (The Arch Grounds); St. Louis, Missouri, October 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'M BA-A-A-A-CK (for now)

After dusting the place, opening the windows and airing it out, I've decided to stay, for a little bit. I'm still thinking about moving.

But in the meantime, I'd like to share with you the autumn we've been having. I couldn't decide between the photo above, and the one below. So I decided to go with both.

As I was walking around the Arch grounds this weekend, I ventured into the museum at the base of the Arch. There, I found out that it turns 45 this week; October 28. There was even birthday cake being offered for the weekend visitors.

Isn't is great that for it's 45th autumn, the Arch and the area around it are so colorful.

The photos above and below are a little "postcardie", but I still like them

And I didn't spend all of my time down at the Arch. The colors in my neighborhood are just as great; although photographing them can be more challenging; what with overhead powerlines and all. But I did manage to dodge most of them.

This is not my house, but near by.

I could avoid most of the powerlines, but not the parked cars.

City Hall.

The local fishing hole; Walker Pond in Kirkwood Park.

And that concludes today's autumn walk. There may be more. Or not. Who knows. But I'll leave you with this one:

Saturday, August 15, 2009


This couple......

Jenni and Tim, on or near February 26, 2010* will become the proud parents of this person

Yes. This is the first picture that I posted of my first grandchild.

*or on or near March 5, 2010 if you are using a metric calendar.

Friday, August 07, 2009


It was a really big flower.

Those lights in the upper right hand corner....a jet maybe??

If I wasn't so lazy tonight, I would delete those power lines. They are annoying.

Fun with zooming!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


There's a chance progress may be made this weekend.

But you didn't hear it from me.

Friday, July 10, 2009


After giving it much consideration, I've decided to move my blog. I've taken up photography and the hope is that the new place will be a better place to display my efforts.

This decision was actually made some time ago (thus no new posts since Memorial Day). But I haven't had much time to work on the construction. I'm down at Lake of the Ozarks this weekend. "Sleeping In" was on the schedule of activities for this morning, but a thunderstorm trashed those plans.

Instead of sleeping, I'll work on my construction project.

I will leave you with this for now. It is my current favorite picture.

Saturday, July 04, 2009


Change is in the wind.

Stay tuned.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


More photos of Memorial Day Weekend and Niagara Falls.   This is one of my favorite shots of the Falls.  Don't know why, I just like it.

But this is another favorite.  It looks like the Maid of the Mist is getting ready to sail right into the waterfall.  It also looks like it's a cold, rainy day.  It wasn't.  It was a beautifully sunny day.

Niagara River.  And another favorite picture.  But then, would I post photos that weren't my favorite?  


If there's no sea, just a lake and river, are these birds still called seagulls?  I shall call him Jonathan.

Bridal Veil Falls.  

Love birds with Bridal Veil Falls in background.

Copy cats.  

Part of Horseshoe Falls.   And, another favorite picture.

Some one's outfit happened to coordinate with the "free shoes" at Cave of the Winds.   But after donning the yellow ponchos, fashion went out the window.  Or down the falls.  

There was the obligatory tourist ritual of handing expensive cameras to complete strangers and asking them to take your picture.

And then there were the shy "no pictures, please" tourists.  Maybe he (or she?) is in The Witness Protection Program.

Pedestrian Bridge leading to Cave of the Winds at the base of Bridal Veil Falls.  There really was no cave.  At least none that we could enter.

This picture got out of order, but I'm too lazy to change things around.  

Ben closely guarded the frisbee.  

You can tell by the dry hair that this picture is also out of order.  

We didn't spend the entire weekend at Niagara Falls.  Jenni is preparing strawberries for a chocolate fondue.  Which, yum.    The sink is shorter than hers, thus that bizarre straddle thing going on.  Either that or she's found the long lost 6th ballet position.

Aren't they sweet???

The sisters strike a similar pose during a game of washers with their hubbies.

If she wasn't Meghan, she wouldn't be worrying.  She's probably worrying that this picture is also out of order.  Oh well.

 The guys played video games in the Man Cave for 4 hours.  We should have used the opportunity to go shoe shopping at the Niagara Falls outlet mall.

Then I flew back home to St. Louis, getting my flight changed several times due to delays.  Because I was had a Business Select ticket, I got two free drink coupons every time there was a change to my itinerary.  Which went unused since I had morning flights and was going to work straight from the airport.    Oh well, another day, another flight.

Later in the week, I took in the Rose Show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Yes, I know these aren't roses.  They are glass bulbs by Chihuly from the Glass in the Garden exhibit.

These geese.....

...are also these geese.  Same photo, just cropped differently.  I think I like the top picture better.

It rained that evening, but not enough to spoil the view.

In fact, it enhanced it.

Oh look, a rose at the Rose Show.

I decided to get a little artsy fartsy with this picture of Kathy walking across the foot bridge.

But all of these pictures of the beautiful grounds at the Garden reminds me that I need to put away the computer and go work in my garden.  After all of the rain, the weeds are overtaking the lettuce and spinach.