Monday, July 25, 2016
UNDER THE DOME
Like the outerspace bio-dome in the
1972 sci-fi film "Silent Running",
the Climatron is an earth-based version of
a climate controlled geodesic dome,
containing a year-round tropical jungle
of exotic palms and plants.
Interestingly, it felt cool to enter
the Climatron's usual tropical climate,
compared with St. Louis' 100+˚(F)
Cubanola trumpet blossoms
cascaded down from the central waterfall,
with many rare tropical flowers
What a gorgeous treasure!
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Now that heirloom tomatoes
are being grown and sold
by gardeners and farmers worldwide,
we're seeing some unique and irregular
varieties and colors for these summertime beauties.
When you see them, and try new varieties,
be sure to check out their bottoms!
Heirloom tomatoes, especially the
"german striped" rainbow giants,
have beautiful bottoms.
(see above pics)
By the way,
they taste fantastic!
Saturday, July 23, 2016
(Recently rescued family photo.
I actually remember when this photo was taken.)
This is famed TV cowboy star
Hopalong Cassidy, with his horse _______,
alongside his "best buckaroos"
on a show tour to St. Louis.
On the left is Buckaroo Danny, my brother,
and to the right, cute Buckaroo Ricky (me).
Hopalong Cassidy was the
king of Saturday morning TV
when I was growing up . . .
dressed in black, his buckles,
those boots, and
his companion horse.
Can you name Hoppy's horse?
(Interestingly, this is one of the
most notorious questions
in the adult version of Trivial Pursuit.)
(HINT: It's not Trigger.)