Ready for Trout Fishing Maramec Spring Park

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Maramec Spring Park is one of the most beautiful spots to be found in Missouri, and the Park contains the fifth largest spring in the state. Maramec Spring Park is privately owned and operated by The James Foundation.
I went on a little road trip to see how amazing Maramec Springs Park which did not disappoint me. Beautiful,So much to do with the family such as camping ,fishing and walk thru the large park along the the river.
If you Like trout fishing this is your place.Trout fishing starts March 1 ,2017 . I will be there to photograph. Can Not wait..

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The Colors of Twilight and Sunsets at Busch Memorial Conservation Area

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Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are BEAUTIFUL but  because they are fleeting ~
Richard Paul Evans

Area highlights

Located in St. Charles County, the 6,987-acre August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area is home to the St. Louis regional office, which includes a visitor center. With hiking trails and numerous hunting and fishing opportunities, the Busch Area is also your local connection to Missouri’s fish, forests, and wildlife.

Stop by for a fishing/hunting license, and stay to enjoy our exhibits, including a 1,300-gallon aquarium. Catch one of our free nature programs, go for a hike, enjoy a picnic, or wet a line in some of our 28 fishable lakes and ponds.

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Sandy Creek Cover Bridge in Missouri

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Well, I got to get out a little bit during the snow storm and very cold temps. I only went one place as it was just to cold. I am ready for spring. Don’t get me wrong I love snow , just not the extreme cold temps. Hope you enjoy!

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                                I just love this one with the ice and the snow just glistening:)

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                  I wanted to capture the detail of the sun shadows and the foot prints in the snow.

Beautiful Autumn Colors

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I am just so ready for beautiful colors and weather. The Autumn season is my favorite time of the year.

Captured at Brynesmill, Mo. 2012

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Capture at a near by Lake 

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Capture at Washington State Park in Missouri

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This one of my favorite! Artist capturing a Artist on the Old Byrnesville Mill Bridge

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Bucks and Babes Deer Captures

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Elk in the meadow
I captured this photo of this beautiful Elk while hiking. I had to hurry up take the picture and get the heck out of the area. It is rutting season and I wanted no part of those antlers.

Taken on my hike in a park. I was being very still and quiet in between the trees. I sat there for a long while wanting to capture a tender moment. This is as close as I got to come. They looked right at me.I just love my deer.

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This was captured at Jefferson Barracks Park. This little baby doe was lying on my Dad’s Grave 🙂 It made me cry, but such a great felling because my Dad Love Deer!

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My Photography of Rivers in Missouri NATURE ROCKS

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As a Photographer I am always looking for a great places to take pictures. I have spent the day on the Meramec River and the Mississippi also Joachiem Creek here in Missouri.  Here are a few photos of my  fun! 

Theses are captured at the Mississippi River overlook from the Trail of Tears Park in Cape Giradeau Mo.

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These are taken Joachim Creek In Mo which runs right into the Meramec River.

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Another Adventure to Pickle Springs Natural Spring

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Pickle Springs Natural Area is a deep, forested gorge consisting of geological formations and plants that are found in few other places. Visitors will find examples of a sandstone glade, talus, forest, savanna, as well as a number of rare species of plants and animals. The area is noted for its blooming wild azalea and wildflowers in the spring. Great after a beautiful snow fall as you see. According to local legend, the area is named after William Pickles, a settler from Illinois who owned the land until he was shot by a band of renegades during the Civil War. Pickle Springs and other area creeks flow into Pickle Creek, which in turn traverses into Hawn State Park.

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The trail at Pickle Springs Natural Area may be short, but it packs in a ton of scenic beauty.

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The 2 mile loop goes by sandstone canyons, glades, bluffs, waterfalls and wanders through a hoodoo complex.

My Hike to The Big River to View Beautiful Colors

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This was taken on the Big River here in Missouri at the waterfall. I have several spots I go to capture my photography. Here is a little history

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The Big River is a tributary of the Meramec River in east-central Missouri. The river rises in western Iron County, near the summit of Johnson Mountain and the locale of Enough; it flows through Washington County, Saint Francois County, and Jefferson County. It forms part of the boundary between Jefferson County and Saint Francois County and also part of the boundary between Jefferson County and Washington County. It empties into the Meramec River opposite Eureka, where the Meramec forms the border between Jefferson County and Saint Louis County. The river flows through Washington State Park, St. Francois State Park, and the Lead Belt mining district. Like many other Ozark streams, the Big River has entrenched meanders; its valley is typically about half a mile wide, sometimes much narrower, and the valley is usually from 150 to 400 feet (46 to 120 m) deep.

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Reflections of Autumn

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I have been Nominated “The Versatile Blogger Award”

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 I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!  Sweet!  Tis so excites me!   More about the award here.
I have responsibilities, and I drop the ball sorry! I did not know I had to pass on! So I am told, so here goes. .  Thank the person who gave you the nomination. 
Thanks to http://frommomentstomemories.wordpress.com/.  Love your Blog very much!  .
 I have to share 7 things about my self !ugggg I am not good at talking about myself So here it goes!!
1.  I am married for 28 years  whew!!! I know long time these days LOL 
2.  I love photography  Ya Think??? 🙂
3.  I work full time,at trying to find a job that makes me happy. I worked at the local shelter for dogs and cats ,but to physical  hurt my back so ,I had to quit :((( That is my Love Animals!!
4.  I miss Patrick Swayze !!! He was my favorite actor:(
5. Oh  I LOVE ANIMALS Did I say that 🙂
6.  I am not a good writer so that is why I take pictures!! So if you all see grammar errors, PLEASE  just ignore 
7.  JESUS ROCKS!
Well I am glad that over !!
 Now I am supposed to nominate 5 other blogs for the award.  Then go back to their blogs and tell them!  Whew!  
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Beautiful Sunrise With a Touch of Fog in Fields

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On my drive to work just had to stop and get a photo of this. The was so beautiful yesterday!! It was near Villa Antonia Winery  in Hillsboro, Missouri. I always have my camera on hand to get shots like these.