Saturday, November 30, 2013

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HOLIDAY TREES GOING UP
ALL OVER TOWN

The Christmas season has
officially begun.

Christmas trees and wreaths
are showing up everywhere.

Time to start getting festive!

Friday, November 29, 2013

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THANKSGIVING 2013

The joy of a family coming together
for a Thanksgiving feast
is best told by photos and smiles.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

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OHIO STATE MARCHING BAND
SALUTE TO HOLLYWOOD

Ohio State University has taken
marching bands to a new level.

And in honor of all the Thanksgiving Day
college football games today,
this is a video tribute to the greatest
college marching band in the U.S.

At the Ohio State/Penn State halftime show,
they treated the audience to a
"tribute to Hollywood",
including Superman, Harry Potter
and Jurassic Park,
when they brought T-Rex to life.

You won't believe this marching band performance.
Have a look:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNe0ZUD19EE

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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A FAMILY PORTRAIT

This is the time
for family portraits.

To remember and preserve
what we cherish most . . .
our family!

I love shooting family portraits,
can you tell?

(I shot this beautiful family
last weekend . . . which one
do I like?   I love them all.)

The most important thing in life
is . . . family!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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GETTING READY
FOR CHRISTMAS

    Suddenly, overnight . . .
outdoor lots are selling
fresh-cut holiday trees
  and Christmas decorations.

It's Thanksgiving week.
Time to put up the lights
and decorate for the coming season.

Here we go . . .

Monday, November 25, 2013

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FOIE GRAS ICE CREAM
ON TOP OF MAPLE SUGAR PIE

Oh my!

That's what guests were served as a final course
at the 34th Rogue Underground Dining Event.

7 creative and inventive gourmet courses
prepared meticulously by passionate chefs
in surprising and unlikely locations
at the very last moment.

That's the mission statement of 
the Rogue Underground Dining Society.

23 guests were served this event
inside a wine importer's warehouse!
Not fancy.
Just overwhelmingly delicious
and very fun
(for chefs, staff and guests.)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

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STRANGE DONUTS
IN TOWN

There's a new donut shop in town,
and it's STRANGE
(and that's a good thing.)

STRANGE DONUTS has been open for just 6 weeks
and it's already on "America's Best Donut Shop" list.

6 creative and unusual donut flavors
are featured each morning,
in addition to classic favorites.
And customers line up early to get their favorites
(open everyday at 6:00am)
until they sell out.

Crowd favorites include the Campfire
(with toasted marshmallow, of course),
the Elvis (banana cream with chocolate sprinkles),
Apple Bacon and Red Velvet.

Owners Corey Smale & Jason Bockman
are thrilled with their success,
and promise "strange flavors" in the future.

Strange Donuts is located in downtown Maplewood,
2709 Sutton Blvd.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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NIGHT LIGHTS
AT MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

Our beautiful botanical garden 
has been transformed into a
winter wonderland of 
holiday lights and electric decorations.

And it all happens at night!

Christmas trees, solar powered lights,
floating color orbs, fantasy tunnels,
sparkling garden mazes,
performing snow nymphs.

A great way to kick off the holidays
with night lights at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Friday, November 22, 2013

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ONE PICTURE CAN CHANGE
A PHOTOGRAPHER'S LIFE

Dan Farrell of Long Island, New York
(now 83 years old)
holds the historic photo he took
of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
saluting at his father's funeral.

This single photograph,
taken as the president's coffin
departed the funeral mass
near St. Matthew's Cathedral,
in Washington, D.C.
(3 days after the November 22 assassination)
brought Farrell international fame
and haunted him till this day.

Watching young JFK Jr. salute his father
was, says Farrell,
"the saddest thing I've ever seen
in my whole life."

(Today marks the 50th anniversary
of the tragic assassination of
our 35th U.S. President.)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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FALL FOREST FLOOR

As the trees begin to shed their leaves,
the forest floor reveals a colorful carpet
of autumn decay.

The show continues.