Monday, July 27, 2015

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GONE
ON ASSIGNMENT

Not bloggin' this week.
Out of town, on assignment.

No computer, no email.
Just working, be back in a week.

Have a great week everyone! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

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SUMMER'S REFRESHING
HEALTH DRINK

Summer is watermelon time.

Who knew this juicy summertime melon
was full of so many health benefits?
After all, this hydrating melon is 92% water!

Watermelon is by far one of the most powerful
body-healing fruits out there . . .

rich in potassium, sky high in vitamin-C,
naturally low-fat, high in beta-carotene,
anti-inflammatory, high in anti-oxidants,
a natural diuretic, and helps lower blood pressure.
And the best part . . .
watermelon is absolutely delicious.

You can make a nutritious health beverage
by putting cut slices in the blender
(remove as many seeds as you can),
adding fresh squeezed lime juice,
and voila . . .

summer's most refreshing health drink!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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ROCKIN' AT
ATOMIC COWBOY

Memphis band, Foster McGinty,
showed up ready to rock-n-roll
at the Atomic Cowboy
in "the Grove" in midtown St. Louis.

It's good to let loose
on a Friday night,
especially when our hot steamy weather
has also decided to show up.

Thanks Foster, we love you.

Friday, July 24, 2015

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GAME OF KINGS

Chess, the game of kings,
is all about strategy.

 White traditionally takes the first move;
then it's black's turn.

Did you know the player who moves first
statistically wins the game?

The St. Louis Chess Club
is a great place to enjoy a game,
including tables "out front"
on the sidewalk.
 
Whether you're playing, or learning,
the Chess Club (4657 Maryland)
is becoming a popular evening past time
in the neighborhood.
 
Your move . . .

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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MUSEUM PEOPLE
WATCHING

Have you ever
watched people
looking at art?

I have.
Can't help it.

(It's part of the show.)
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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MEET KALI

He's the 850-pound orphaned polar bear
who's the highlight of the St. Louis Zoo's
new Polar Bear Point exhibit.

Orphaned as a cub, Kali was rescued
from the Alaskan wilderness and
spent 2 years at the Buffalo New York zoo
before the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
issued a letter of agreement that
brought him to St. Louis.

Kali's new home is a 40,000-square-foot habitat
that offers visitors a 22-foot viewing window,
where the polar bear can come right up 
to the glass to greet guests.

The sea water area features a 1,000-square-foot
Arctic room with a 4-panel viewing wall.

Kali loves to swim, dive, pose for the camera,
play football, and say hi to the children.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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FLOATING, LIVING
CARPET SCULPTURE

This undulating field of green
completely fills the 45-by-50 foot
interior courtyard of the
Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis,
providing viewers with a lush, living
natural experience.

Green Varnish was installed last month by
Nomad Studio (landscape architects) 
as a living installation, comprised by
thousands of tiny succulents,
and appears to float like a blanket
being unfurled against the city backdrop.

The installation receives natural sunlight
and normal rainfall, which in St. Louis
has been plentiful.
It grows (and flowers) on a bed of rocky soil
and a sandwich of permeable woven substrate. 

The installation will be on view through
mid September, and is free to the public.

(Visit camstl.org) 

Monday, July 20, 2015

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ROAD TO 
A RIVER PLACE

A quiet retreat
where the cold waters flow
and the warm air forms clouds
just against the morning fields.

A place to hike,
and listen, 
to find tiny flowers
and quiet discoveries.

Now I'm ready for the week ahead.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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WET FUN
IN THE FOUNTAIN

Running through the fountains
at City Garden, downtown St. Louis,
is a great way to "beat the heat."

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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BEST KEPT CONCERT VENUE SECRET

Word's getting out . . .

about Wildwood Springs Lodge
in Steelville, Missouri.

This 93-year-old lodge,
on a hilltop overlooking the Meramec River,
in this gorgeous float-trip country town
(population 1,200),
is attracting musicians from far and wide.

Wildwood Springs is booking performers
like Leon Russell, Taj Mahal and Marshall Tucker
in their comfy "living room" concert hall
(seats 200, standing room only),
and they're attracting national attention.

Talent loves performing here,
and then taking time off for a few days
in this beautiful part of the Ozarks.

Who wouldn't want to hear great bands,
in an intimate acoustically perfect setting,
and then crash in a century-old lodge?

Next month the fall concert schedule starts
with Pure Prairie League (remember them?),
POCO, Marshall Tucker Band, 
Blood Sweat & Tears, and the
Ozark Mountain Daredevils. 

(The first two rows of seats are cushion arm chairs.)

Friday, July 17, 2015

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HEIRLOOM TOMATO ART

Have you ever noticed
the unique designs
on the bottoms of
heirloom tomatoes?

I have!

(Incredible beauty.)