The ironweed has gone to seed. Still pretty. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=g160
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
No doubt if you are out and about this time of year you'll come across the beautiful colors of this plant http://www.eattheweeds.com/can-be-deadly-but-oh-so-delicious-pokeweed-2/
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I've got this thing about mushrooms, and lichens. I was dubbed an official lichenologist by a school professor. So with all the rain the south and Midwest has gotten I'm having a great time with all the fungi! BTW Nova Scotia is possibly the mushroom capital of the world. This one was seen in Tennessee.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The first day of Fall is happening this week, man this year has zoomed by! With the cooler weather comes all of the great opportunities to get outside and hike and ride. This weekend is the 12 hour event at Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky. October 1st is the Sequatchie Valley Century and bike ride just down the road from my home in Tennessee. I hope some of you will make the trip for this terrific ride through this incredibly beautiful valley. I’ll be riding that one, and I hope I can make it, I haven’t ridden much in the last few months because of a nagging knee injury and an achy back, but I’ll do this ride even if I have to cut it short, it’s too pretty to miss. Come on down!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
We call this a "Mega Event" for a reason - it's one of our largest events of the fall construction season. Make new friends, renew friendships and create lasting memories as you join some of the the best people around who love to build trail. Kids, dogs, grandma and grandpa are welcome so be sure to reserve a spot today.
This Mega is based at Bass' Resort and there is free camping available Friday and Saturday night. Complimentary lunch on the trail will be provided topped off with an evening BBQ, bonfire, live bluegrass music, raffles and more!
For more information and to register, see http://ozarktrail.com/workparties.php. More information and maps will be posted closer to the event.
Friday, March 4, 2011
You'll find that there is a place to bring your boots, bike or horse to one of the many sections with trips from just a few miles to 140 miles. We'll guarantee it will take away the stress and leave a smile on your face! No sign up is needed, just come with your sense of adventure!!! This event is being done by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Ozark Trail Association.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Here's a few pictures from Mina Sauk Falls. This is Missouri's tallest (wet-weather) waterfall, which means it dries up when there's not much rain or melting snow. This is a beautiful area and the waterfall is less than 1 1/2 (3 miles round trip) miles one way from the parking lot at the top of Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. At the park there are restrooms and rustic camping. A word of caution, this trail is very rocky and there are some steep areas, and cliffs.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
To get there take Highway 106 east out of Eminence, Missouri 13.2 miles and after the Current River bridge turn right into the Powder Mill (National Park Service Scenic Rivers)parking area. There is a short spur trail that goes up toward Hwy 106, cross the highway, be careful, fast moving vehicles. The trail heads up the hill on the north side of the highway (east side of the river). The trail is narrow with some hills. for more photos click here.
|Blair Creek Section of the Ozark Trail scenic over look of the Current River.|
Sunday, January 2, 2011
|the 26 foot tall steel overshot waterwheel|
|hauled to the site in about 1915 in sections by oxen|
|the spring up in the cliff above the waterwheel|
Saturday, January 1, 2011
|I took this photo during the summer at Raccoon Mountain in Chattanooga, TN and this month it's featured in Bike Monkey Magazine. An old bike friend, Kim Dow, is the Creative Director, if you haven't seen the magazine or subscribe, check it out, it's the most cutting edge and interesting bike magazine that I've seen in a long time.|
Friday, December 31, 2010
|long rides: love doing those 4+ hour rides, this was on the Ozark Trail|
|Monarchs: all butterflies are wonderful, just something special for me about the Monarchs|
|Picking Sea Shells: love hanging out on the beach and looking at shells|
|Pine Trees: I love to hear the breeze through the pines|
|Dino: and other dino sculptures along the road sides|
|Buckey Pillows: these are the Buckey monster pillow toys, they also make wonderful pillows-a must have|
|Dogwood Trees: love it in the spring when they bloom with the red bud trees|
|Missouri Ozarks: my favorite place|
|Lichens: one of my favorite plants, this big patch is in Big South Fork National Recreation Area in Tennessee|
|Sunsets: wow, what else can one say|
|Golden Retrievers: Mattie is such a wonderful friend|
|Snow angels: just fun, once made a mud angel and got terrible poison ivy|
|riding across a state: This year I rode across Kentucky, just something about the experience of riding from border to border with nothing else to do but ride and enjoy|
|Hiking with friends: or just hanging out with lifelong friends, we always pick up where we were and is always a pleasure|
|Riding with my brother: this was one of my most rewarding things this year, this guy is awesome, has endured a lot, and deserves to be incredibly happy. I loved seeing him happy out on the rides we did this year. Ward- you ROCK!|
|Bluebells: one of the first colorful flowers in the spring, love to see the patches of them along the rivers when we canoe|
|Riding with my best friends: there is nothing more fun than seeing new places with those most cherished, this is Marys Loop in Fruita, CO|
|Gardening: how rewarding to grow your own food-love it|
|Fresh grown lettuce and spinach- tasty, love the idea of planting, growing, harvesting and eating.|