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Best Photos of 2009
Posted: December 31
 
These photos represent my choice of the best photos I have taken this year.
 

 
 
Lone Elk Park
Posted: December 30
 
This was my first visit to this park. I will have to try it again sometime in the future.
 

 
 
St. Louis Zoo
Posted: December 28
 
Went to the St. Louis Zoo today.
 

 
 
Highway 64
Posted: December 05
 
This is something you don't see every day.

Highway 64 was under construction for over a year. Traffic was re-routed and St. Louis residents had to make big compromises. As a "thank you" to the public, folks were allowed to visit Highway 64 on foot, bike, stroller, skateboard, etc. the Sunday before it was opened to traffic.
 

 
 
St. Louis Zoo
Posted: December 01
 
It was a nice day to go to the Zoo.
 

 
 
St. Louis Zoo
Posted: October 20
 
Zoo outing today.
 

 
 
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Posted: August 28
 
This is one of my favorite hikes out West.
 

 
 
Bluegrass Festival
Posted: August 23
 
Fun times listening to music, talking to people and taking photos.

On day 2, I was taking photos out into the audience with my back to the stage. With the camera to my eye, a young lady tapped me on the shoulder. "Do you remember me?". I did. It was Rebecca Parker and she had played basketball at Washington University.

Some of the notable performers were:

Dave Grisman, The Wilders, John Cowan, Railroad Earth, Danny Barnes, Bearfoot and Yonder Mountain String Band,
 

 
 
Music on Main
Posted: August 20
 
Music on Main is a free concert held each Thursday evening through the summer.
 

 
 
South Fork Teton Canyon
Posted: August 19
 
This is my favorite canyon hike on the West side of the Tetons.
 

 
 
Cascade Canyon
Posted: August 18
 
In my opinion, this is the most scenic hike in Grand Teton National Park.
 

 
 
Grand Teton National Park
Posted: August 17
 
Visited Grand Teton National Park today.
 

 
 
Grand Teton National Park
Posted: August 04
 
I hiked the String-Leigh Lake trail with Steve & Ryan Wiechens today.
 

 
 
Grand Teton National Park
Posted: July 25
 
This was the final day spent with the Alberts family. We all enjoyed our week together. Alli starts dental school at the University of Illinois in Chicago on August 15.

They all felt that this was the best family vacation ever!
 

 
 
Yellowstone National Park
Posted: July 23
 
Took a trip up to Yellowstone National Park today with my guests the Alberts family.
 

 
 
Grand Teton National Park
Posted: July 22
 
Took a trip into Grand Teton National Park with my guests the Alberts family. We saw these buffalo at Antelope Flats.
 

 
 
Grand Targhee
Posted: July 21
 
Went to Grand Targhee Ski & Summer Resort today.

Alli, Ian and Shari went for a horseback ride. Dean & I went for a beer.

After that Alli & Ian tackled the rock climbing wall.
 

 
 
South Fork Teton Canyon
Posted: July 20
 
My visitors for this week are the Alberts family from Smithton, IL. I got to know them when Alli played volleyball for Washington University. Alli just graduated in May and will be attending dental school.
 

 
 
Targhee Fest
Posted: July 19
 
More music. More photos.

A story attached to this photo:

Several years later, I was having dinner in The Royal Wolf with my good friend Mari Castello. As we were leaving, Julie was coming into the restaurant. I struck up a conversation with her and told her about this photo and that it was posted on my web site.

She and her husband Matt have become good friends of mine. Julie and I sometimes hike together.

Some of the notable performers were:

Keb Mo, Gov't Mule, Johhny Lang, Grace Potter, Lukas Nelson, Sonny Landreth, James McMurtry,  Jackie Greene, Betty Lavette and Carrie Rodriguez.
 

 
 
Schwabacher Landing
Posted: July 13
 
I got to know the Irwin's during the many times I dined at their restaurant in Alta, WY.
 

 
 
Grand Teton National Park
Posted: July 04
 
Visited Grand Teton National Park today.
 

 
 
Casa Budde West
Posted: July 03
 
Here is a photo of my Lupines. I have a bunch of them I planted on the berm behind my townhouse.
 

 
 
Grand Teton National Park
Posted: June 27
 
I headed over to Grand Teton National Park for a day of photography.

The shot at left was taken at the top of Teton Pass (10,000 feet) on the way to the Park.
 

 
 
Grand Teton National Park
Posted: June 13
 
My visitors, Bill & Jane Heaston, and I went to Grand Teton National Park today for sightseeing.
 

 
 
South Fork Teton Canyon
Posted: June 09
 
My visitors, Bill & Jane Heaston, and I went on a hike in the South Fork of Teton Canyon.

We spied the little bear pictured in "More photos" as we were on the trail returning from our hike. He/she had probably just come from taking a drink in Teton Creek.
 

 
 
Yellowstone National Park
Posted: May 01
 
Took the day to go to Yellowstone National Park with Steve & Kathy Odenwald along with Steve's dad Roland.
 

 
 
Schwabacher Landing
Posted; May 27
 
The Odenwald's and I took the day to visit Schwabacher Landing. As we were about to return to our car, a wedding party showed up.
 

 
 
South Fork Teton Canyon
Posted: May 26
 
We went to hike the South Fork of Teton Canyon today. There was still a lot of snow on the ground so we were only able to hike about one mile into the canyon.
 

 
 
Scenic Float Trip
Posted: May 25
 
My visitors were Steve & Kathy Odenwald and Steve's dad Roland. We decided to take a scenic water float down the Snake River. A good time was had by all.
 

 
 
St. Louis Zoo
Posted: January 31
 
Went to the Zoo today and got this great shot of the Puma.
 

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