Category Archives: Past life here

American Woodcock on nest

Matt and I were killing invasive-exotic plants this morning around the old Calwell Pottery. The underground kilns of the pottery were very active in the 1830s but it has long been abandoned and is now overgrown with brush. This brush … Continue reading

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Favorite Places

One of my favorite places at the PGT is “The Point”. It is a rocky outcrop that overlooks the Hiller’s Creek Valley. This morning I got this photo of a huge rock at The Point that looks like it could … Continue reading

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The Point

One of the magical spots at the PGT is The Point. It is a rocky bluff that looks out on to the Hiller’s Creek valley. This picture looks up at the steep north slope to The Point. As I was … Continue reading

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350 Million Year Old Sculpture

Bill Knight has created a wonderful sculpture for us. By cutting, grinding and polishing he has created a gorgeous sculpture. It stands about 19-inches tall and must weigh over 50-pounds. This sculpture started a couple of years ago when he … Continue reading

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North Side of The Point

North Side of The Point Overcast days can help bring out rich colors in the landscape. Here is a picture that I took this morning. The skies were completely cloudy as it was just about to start raining. Perfect for … Continue reading

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Rock Shelter Color

Indian Rock Shelter I took this snapshot of the Indian Rock Shelter under The Point this afternoon. I stopped there on my way home from a picnic lunch along Hillers Creek. As you can see the Fall Color continues to … Continue reading

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Caldwell Gravestones Come Back to Life

The Caldwell gravestones rise again to honor the founders of Caldwell pottery in Missouri. Continue reading

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Indian Rock Shelters

The upper and lower rock shelters at The Point marked in purple I enjoy thinking about what this land was like in the past. If you go back 1,500 to 2,000 years ago there were Woodland Indians here. They used … Continue reading

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Rib Cave

Steve Mays approaches the Rib Cave There is a lot of exposed rock at the PGT, especially along the Hillers Creek Valley. The rock has a variety of openings, including this unusual one that we call the “Rib Cave” because … Continue reading

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What kind of rocks are these?

George Davis with Lorna photographing rocks at The Point George Davis helped Lorna identify rocks at the PGT today. His enthusiasm had me looking at the rocks more carefully than ever before. He was particularly excited about the fossilized coral … Continue reading

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