The glory days are over for this Lotus flower. Everyone is always taking pictures of the beautiful blooms (myself included) but I also find myself drawn to those who have long since lost their luster. There is still beauty in the decay though.
This shot sums up St. Louis so well. The beauty of the Arch and what it represents. Then you have the decayed abandoned building. There is so much potential in this region. It has gotten better since I first moved here but there is so much more that could be done to help the people who call it home.
The neighbor behind me is fostering a dog from the local shelter that I volunteer at. The momma dog has 9 puppies and once in a while I catch them out in the yard playing. This little one was trying to escape to come visit me.
Underside of one of the pavilions at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis
The night before Halloween I met up with some friends down at the Cotton Belt Depot for a little party. We all dressed up and my friend Sue absolutely killed as the Bride of Frankenstein.
Every year in Lebanon they hold Witches Night Out. I’ve been photographing it for years and I never get tired of it. The creativity of the people who attend, and the fun they have make it a highlight of my year photographing.
A view of the Arch from the Stifel Theater. I took this back in 2015 when a group of us got free reign inside to photograph.
Lotus flower getting ready to bloom at Tower Grove Park, St. Louis Missouri
Was able to get a shot of this Oriole singing away while up in Wisconsin over the Memorial Day holiday. I know they are here in the St. Louis region and have actually seen one down by SIUE but they never visit my backyard for some reason.
Found this lovely barn in northern Wisconsin while on vacation.