Saturday, October 31, 2015

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TRICK OR TREAT

Today is Halloween.
Time to dress up and go
trick-or-treating.

Go house-to-house, do a trick
(or just look really cute)
and get a treat!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Friday, October 30, 2015

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CLIMBING THE WALLS

(We've all been there.)

But there's another way to do it.

It's fun too.
Healthy, and good for you!

Climbing walls indoors.
Fitness centers with walls to climb.

This one's downtown St. Louis
in Lafayette Square,
in the old City Hospital power plant.

www.climbsoill.com

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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THE COVEN GATHERS

Each year, about this time,
my friend and neighbor, Pattie,
calls her witch friends together
for a grand celebration.

Outside, in front of her house,
the coven gathers under the full moon,
to do "witch things" and eat "witch food."
(As well as certain spells and potions.)

When night falls, they gather
'round their "witch fire",
and bond together
in their "witch coven."

(To scary to stick around.) 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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COLD FOGGY NIGHTS

Autumn weather has arrived.

Crisp days, chilly nights.
Temperatures have fallen. 

Shadows longer, 
sun light brighter.

Leaves change color,
on trees that dazzle.

(It feels good to light a fire.) 


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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 GOT YOUR PUMPKIN YET?

Halloween countdown is on!

Time to pick out your
"perfect pumpkin."

Whether you carve a face,
scary or fun,
or just put one at your front door,
just a few days left.

So celebrate the season,
and
SHOW YOUR ORANGE!

Monday, October 26, 2015

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STINGER'S GREEN THUMB

My good friend, and bee keeper,
Joy Stinger (real name)
gave me a personal tour
of her 3rd story greenhouse,
and showed off her bonzai collection,
 and rare tropical blooms . . .

including her fragrant brugmansia . . .
a pineapple geranium . . . and
her prized huernia zebrina,
better known as the "Life Saver plant."

Lots of tender, loving care
for this upper story greenhouse,
in addition to her 24 bee hives,
booming wholesale honey business,
backyard vegetable garden,
year long aviary, tropical fish,
basement rabbit hutch 
and handmade beeswax figurines
(from antique German molds.)

As I left, Joy waved and said
"just wait till you see this
year's Christmas decorations."

(In her 80's, and going strong.)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

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 ROGUE UNDERGROUND DINING
CELEBRATES ITS 50th EVENT

Hardly 5 years after its first event,
Rogue Underground Dining Society
has held its 50th "secret" dinner . . .
this time with a waiting list of 50 members
to get an invite to this momentous occasion.

25 were lucky to accept a "first come, first serve"
email invite and attend a 9-course gourmet dinner
at the B-Hive in the Central West End.

A good time was had by all.

(And then some!)