Thursday, April 30, 2015

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TWO PAINTINGS

15 minutes until the museum closed . . .

enough time to say hello to 2 of my favorites
at the St. Louis Art Musuem:

1) Matisse, Bathers With A Turtle (1907)

A trio of naked, melancholic women gather
around a turtle on a beach.  The central
woman, with a mask-like face,
anxiously chews her fingers.

2) Oskar Kokoschka, Painter and His Model (1923)

Self portrait of the artist at work. 
I love how he paints his model, smiling,
obviously pleased, with an OK added for approval.

So much emotion in these two
expressionistic oil paintings.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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SUNNY SPRING DAY
AT FOREST PARK

A perfect day to enjoy 
 St. Louis' fabulous Forest Park.

Sun bathing at the Art Museum,
walking around the Grand Basin,
getting in 9-holes on the golf course.

Or just enjoying the view!

Monday, April 27, 2015

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ROGUE UNDERGROUND DINING
TEAMS UP WITH SHAKESPEARE

As part of the annual "Shake 38" festival,
Rogue Underground Dining hosted
a 6-course gourmet meal
for 26 lucky guests,
while they were treated to a live performance
of Shakespeare's HAMLET
by the R-S Theatrics Company.

The Rogue chefs and staff
created and served this multi-course
in between scenes of this
complete performance.

Each of Shakespeare's plays
are performed throughout St. Louis
each year, at 38 different venues.

Rogue drew Hamlet this year.
(Lucky Rogue.)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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FRESH SHOPPING
SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET

Nothing better than shopping 
fresh from the growers.
The bounty of a Spring harvest
is wonderful to behold
(and taste).

Here's what I picked up:

Crisp lettuce greens, fresh asparagus,
colorful Swiss chard, baby turnips,
sweet kohlrabi, and
the most amazing Cuban black bean
spicy spread and hot hummus!

And a pair of freshly baked
croissants from the patisserie next door.

(For the black bean hummus, of course.)


Saturday, April 25, 2015

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THE CLYDESDALES
ARE IN TOWN

If you're in mind
to buy a Clydesdale horse,
St. Louis is the place to be 
this weekend.

Customers from around the world
are here for the
National Clydesdale Auction,
and will spend between $5,000
and $70,000 per horse
for these gentle giants,
for riding, pulling, breeding or working.
 (160 horses are up for auction.)

Clydesdales were originally bred in
Clydesdale, Scotland
and are known for their strength
and the long hair covering their ankles

. . . and for pulling the famous
     Budweiser beer wagon!

Friday, April 24, 2015

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VIEWS AT
THE SCULPTURE PARK

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Saint Louis County, Missouri

Flowering woods,
sunny Spring day,
and art throughout!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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FLOWERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

This homeowner knows the
power and beauty of flowers
in landscaping a property.

Especially at Spring,
with color selection and timing.

These tulips and azaleas
bloom together, and
complement each other
perfectly.

What a show!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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TODAY IS EARTH DAY

Help celebrate the day . . .

Protect, conserve, detox, restore,
plant, grow and love.

Our future is in your hands!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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IS THAT A DOG
IN MY YOGA CLASS?

Yep, you're not seeing things.

This past weekend,
there were 2 DOGS at the
outdoor yoga class . . .
alongside their masters,
and perfectly behaved.

DOGA 
(Yoga for you and your dog)
is catching on
and a soothing practice to
de-stress and calm owners
and their canine companions.

(I love it.)