Monday, April 30, 2012

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NO ORDINARY HAIL STORM

It was early Sunday evening
when the storm sirens sounded.
The skies turned black,
and clouds started rotating.

The tornadoes didn't come,
but the hail storms did.
And this was no ordinary hail.

Like icy tennis balls,
but much harder, much faster.

This was a fierce hail
that hammered car tops and hoods.
And God forbid if you didn't run for cover,
and find shelter for your windshield.

(You'd never forget the racket.)

It seems the weather is becoming
more intense, more extreme.



Sunday, April 29, 2012

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WE GOT THE BLUES
IN ST. LOUIS

The St. Louis Blues are in the
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs this week,
and they're painting the town "blue" (literally.)

Round 2 Semi-Finals against
the Los Angeles Kings.
(Oh to have tickets to this series!)

LET'S GO BLUES ! ! !




Saturday, April 28, 2012

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HIBISCUS BLOSSOMS

Mother Nature's perfect antennae!
How could any bee resist?

(No wonder they always get pollinated.)


Friday, April 27, 2012

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BIRTHDAY PARTY
FOR A UNIQUE CHURCH

A presentation on the design and construction
of St. Louis Priory Church
was held Thursday evening inside the church,
as it celebrated its 50th birthday.

The very special presenters were
the original architect, Gyo Obata
(founder of HOK, Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum),
and original headmaster, Fr. Timothy Horner
(founder of St. Louis Priory School, St. Louis,
a Benedictine monastery and school founded in 1956.)

The unique design and construction
of the church was the first use of thin shell concrete
which was sprayed on a wooden frame.
The architectural form of the church is also
its structural frame, with parabolic fiber windows.
The design creates amazing light and acoustics.

It was a thrill for this blogger to be on hand,
as I was a student at this school,
and Fr. Timothy a friend and teacher.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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DELICIOUS
NASTURTIUM FLOWERS

I've just discovered nasturtiums!

I've always known them as a beautiful
flower of Spring . . .
orange, reds and yellows.

But a friend made me pick one
(the yellow one, 3rd photo down),
and eat it!

What a delicious surprise.
At first they're sweet, and then
they turn peppery, spicy.
(Makes sense. They're in the watercress family.)

Now I put them in salads.
They're beautiful to view, delicious to eat.
(Try them with fresh strawberries.)

Yum.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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MAGNIFICENT
BEARDED IRIS

Cool nights and sunny days.

Just what the doctor ordered
for the stately iris.
The color combinations are endless.

Enjoy the show!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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TAKE A BITE!

Oh the taste of homegrown strawberries!

Is there anything more delicious
than fresh, homegrown strawberries?

Straight from the garden.
Sweet, ripe, fragrant.

You can't buy these in the supermarket.
Find them in farmer's markets.
The season is short . . .

ENJOY.

Monday, April 23, 2012

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STREET SCENES
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

Window shopping, people watching.
(Elm Street, downtown Greensboro.)