Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pic Today 4/16/15





DOG DAYS OF SPRING

It's that special time of Spring,
when the dogwood trees all bloom.

The daffodils have come,
the tulips too.
But somehow we all wait
for the magnificent buds
of the flowering dogwood 
to spread their mantels.

Shades of pale pink and
deepest reds, but in the wild
they're only white.

After all, white flowering dogwood
is the state tree of Missouri.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pic Today 4/15/15



REDBUDS BLOOMING
IN THE WOODS

Pink magenta blooms
adding color to the understory
in our Spring woods and forest.

It's the sacred Eastern Redbud tree.

Early settlers and native Americans
found their plump blossoms 
a delicious and healthy addition
to their diets.

Such beauty now, throughout
our parks and wilderness.
 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pic Today 4/14/15








RIDING THE ROAD
IN A VINTAGE VW BUS

A perfectly restored 
1967 Volkswagen camper bus.

My friend Adam,
and his fiancée Katie,
worked on this classic
hippie bus . . .
restoring every inch,
inside and out.

And are now driving it across the country,
camping along the way.
(No need to pitch a tent.)

Everything they need is on these
4 beautiful wheels.

(. . . except the Grateful Dead tapes!)