All posts tagged: Pere Marquette State Park

Weekly Photos 42/52

  1. Teeny tiny mushrooms. 2. The trees are starting to turn into their autumnal colours, this one glows yellow in the sunshine. 3. A gingko tree on our street which I processed with the Diptic app to change the colours. 4. I snapped these buildings in Alton IL, with a view to sketching them. 5. Welcome to Alton. ┬áThank you very much! 6. Night deposit. 7. A hill climb view. The temperatures this week have reached 90 degrees and cooled to the 40’s, so all the clothes have been worn! I think we have settled now on warm days in the 70’s and cooler nights, but who knows, next week we could have hot weather or snow! Happy Monday x  

Ten on Saturday the tenth!

We are on the way to Pere Marquette state park. I have my real camera as well as my iPhone, and of course a Milky Way/Mars bar. I always remember the pure joy of a Mars bar on hikes when I was a kid! Well, we went the wrong way to the park, but a potentially dangerous situation (wrong directions are never pretty, even when confidently spouted out of a phone which answers back) turned good when we stumbled upon Smartt Field where there is a aviation museum of tiny proportions. The Commemorative Air Force, Missouri Wing is a shambolic looking gathering of hangars with impressive planes, including the B25 Mitchell and the 1945 TBM 3, both WWII planes. Spectacularly exciting for the boys in my life! We toured the small airfield and the men who worked there couldn’t have been happier to answer all and any questions. Saturday 11am, here we were. A happy wrong turn indeed! I think Bodhi has this on his birthday list…. This however, is not on mine, but it …