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Travel & Nature Photojournalism


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A collection of personal stories about my life and adventures in travel.

The Reflecting Pools of the Missouri Botanical Garden

July 12, 2021

One of my favorite early-summer spots in the botanical garden are the shallow reflecting pools near the Linnean House. Every July the water lilies begin to bloom at the Missouri Botanical Garden. C...

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Bourbon Whiskey: America’s Native Spirit

June 20, 2021
StilL 630 American Missouri Bourbon

As we approach our annual Independence Day celebration, I wanted to write about a topic that highlights American ingenuity and culture. After a recent visit to StilL 630 in downtown St. Louis, I final...

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Salt Lick Point Land And Water Reserve

March 9, 2021

Salt Lick Point Land and Water Reserve is an area of land dedicated to the preservation of hill prairies and glades. Owned by the Village of Valmeyer, Illinois, the 600-acre reserve protects several t...

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Branson Scenic Overlook Drive

October 28, 2020

The Branson Scenic Overlook We recently enjoyed a brief stay near Table Rock Lake after attending (and photographing) a friend's wedding at Bear Creek Winery. After a few days of celebration, my husb...

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Shaw Nature Reserve: Wetland Mitigation Bank Tour

October 16, 2020

Shaw Nature Reserve (SNR) is an extension of the Missouri Botanical Garden network. Located along the Meramec River in Gray Summit, Missouri, the reserve encompasses 2,400 acres of diverse landscape s...

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