Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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AS THE TREES EXPLODE

The warm weather and sunshine
have returned, which gives way
to the flowering trees above.

Imagine thousands of perfect flowers,
some fragrant, 
covering every branch, instead of leaves.
Magnolias, cherry and prune,
announcing the magnificence 
of Spring.

Wow!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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SAVING OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

It was 83˚(F) and sunny, 2 days ago.

Then we get a freeze warning
in the mid-20s, with snow.

All our seedlings must be covered
to survive the night.
WINTER'S LAST BLAST!

Fingers crossed.
Hoping our garden survives.

(When did our weather turn crazy???)

Monday, April 14, 2014

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

While walking through the woods
for the season's first morel mushrooms,
  my discoveries included . . .

Saplings and shoots
Spring violets
Winter lichens
Medicinal 3-leaf trillium
Missouri limestone
White ash bark
Spring fed watercress
but, no morel mushrooms.

(That is, not yet!)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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WOODTURNING AS FINE ART

The "Woodturners of St. Louis" club
hosted a rare treat for fellow woodturners
with a presentation by master wood artist, Nick Agar,
in Kirkwood, Missouri this weekend.

Agar is world famous for his unique
bowls, vases and wall sculptures,
all created on a wood lathe,
and special finishing techniques.

The metallic-looking bowl (shown above)
was created from start to finish,
before his captivated audience.

Agar lives in Devon, England
and lists England's royal family as some of
his best customers.

Visit Nick's work at www.turningintoart.com

(And yes, that audience member is wearing
a solid wood-turned hat.   Amazing!)