Oh no! An elk next to the trail! At Lone Elk Park, near St. Louis, herds of elk are usually seen at quite a distance. In the many times I've hiked there, I'd never seen elk so close to the trail. When I walked past this cow, I could've reached out and touched her. Super-glad …
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/04/09/tuesday-photo-challenge-cake/ Two years ago, my niece, Lauren, decided to make our traditional lamb Easter cake. Usually my sister is the creator of said lamb cake, but Lauren wanted to contribute to the Easter dinner. Sadly, the lamb decapitated itself. Lamb fail. But it tasted great. She also said she'd never make another one.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/05/15/tuesday-photo-challenge-shine/ sunset on Ma & Dad's farm shining thru the window of their old rusty truck.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/05/08/tuesday-photo-challenge-rise/ hiking up the Deer Leap Trail, Roaring River State Park, Cassville, MO
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/04/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-rain/ Coming home from a visit with my children in the Chicago area, torrential rain started in Bloomington, IL and continued for hours -- I drove 3 hours in conditions like this and worse. It was just nuts.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/04/10/tuesday-photo-challenge-breathe/ I could sit here all day, drinking in the sunshine, listening to the water gurgle, watching the birds and insects .... and having a glass of red wine, as this pond is on the grounds of Cave Winery in Ste. Genevieve, MO.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/04/03/tuesday-photo-challenge-future/ Seeing the future rose in a tiny bud.
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/01/09/tuesday-photo-challenge-circle/ Circles of foam --- on top of a circular "paddle". Beer tasting in Colorado.
Hikers build these cairns to mark the trail they are on ... this is mine. mansion built of native rock in Lake of the Ozarks, MO https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/11/28/tuesday-photo-challenge-build/
https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/11/21/tuesday-photo-challenge-progress/ Another view of the Bequette-Ribault House in St. Genevieve, MO. Notice the washboard, the butter churn, and the candles .... build in 1808, there was, of course, no running water (see the bucket at the back wall), electricity, indoor plumbing .... and meals were cooked at the fireplace. child's potty chair