Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Ripe, fresh picked,
home grown tomatoes.
Still warm from the vine.

There's nothing like the taste
of a real tomato.
(HINT:  Not sold in stores.)

In all their beautiful shapes,
sizes and colors,
especially the heart shaped 'maters,

it's like they're talking to us!

Monday, July 25, 2016

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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)
outdoor temperature.

Cubanola trumpet blossoms
cascaded down from the central waterfall,
with many rare tropical flowers
in bloom.

What a gorgeous treasure!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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TOMATO BOTTOMS

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

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VINTAGE COWBOYS

 (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).

Bonus Factoid

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.)

Friday, July 22, 2016

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SUNFLOWERS

are named perfectly,
   not because they look like the sun, 
  but because they follow the sun.

From morning to evening,
sunflowers are as tall as they can be
and faithfully turn to the sun.

A satellite dish for sunshine!