Eisenhower was only president to go up in the arch

On this date in 1967 Dwight D. Eisenhower became the only President or ex-President to ride to the top of the Arch. Eisenhower authorized construction of the memorial on May 17, 1954. The Secret Service has never allowed a president to ride to the top, because of security concerns over the limited space.



X marks the spot

The sky tonight from my back yard right before dusk. Today is the last day of warm weather (70°F).  An arctic cold front moves in first thing tomorrow morning.  It’ll start out about 46° and drop throughout the day to a low of 25°.  Then even colder the next few  days.  Click image to enlarge.


Boards Up! Don’t Loot! – Ferguson prepares for the apocalypse

While the grand jury isn’t expected to return its findings in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO until this coming weekend at the earliest, businesses in the area are already preparing for the worst.

Thanks Bacon



One Last Look

We closed on our house overlooking the mighty Mississippi River today.  It’s a done deal.  We went by the house yesterday and did some last minute cleaning and blowing of leaves off the driveway and decks and took a few final pictures.  The great view will be missed but it was time to move on. […]

Shades of Fall

A view from my back yard of a couple of my big trees against a bright blue sky.


A Light Shines For Oscar

A lone light shines on right field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis as a tribute to St. Louis Cardinal right-fielder Oscar Taveras, 22, who was killed along with his girlfriend in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.


St. Louis Gateway Arch turns 49 today

  The last section of the arch was put in on this date, October 28, 1965. The section connected the north and south legs together.

A major renovation is underway on the arch grounds for the 50th anniversary celebration next year. City Arch River

Click on the images to enlarge.


Lake Effect

I took this photo on Saturday at a family farm using an artistic effect on my camera.  My friend Chad was fishing with his little buddy.  Click to enlarge.


My Sky

This was what the sky looked like this morning around St. Louis.  Click to enlarge.

Here are some photos uploaded to the local TV station.


Workers Rappeling the Gateway Arch

For the first time since the Gateway Arch was completed, crews will be inspecting some stains that have appeared on the structure in an attempt to figure out what caused them to form. 

Read all about it.


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