Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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CONTACT SHEETS

Hundreds and hundreds of contact sheets!

So much black-and-white film,
 photographs through the years.
Nikon and Leica cameras.

Each roll hand developed,
proofed onto contact sheets.
Choosing which negative
to enlarge.

I miss all those years in my
 Leitz darkrooom. 

I still have every sheet, every negative.

(When every shot counted.
No delete button on my cameras.)


 

Monday, October 16, 2017

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THE GINKGOS TURN

As the weather turns
and grows chilly at night,
it's finally time for the
 ginkgo leaves to change.

The fan shaped leaves
are now tipped in gold.

Is there a leaf more beautiful?
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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LOUIS & TYLER 
TIED THE KNOT

I love shooting weddings
when they're both
good friends of mine.

Congratulations you two.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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FRONT YARD
HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

Local homes
are getting ready
for trick-and-treaters
with fantastic decorations.

Scarecrows, witches 
and skeletons on horseback.
Oh my!


Friday, October 13, 2017

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PUMPKIN SHOPPING

The Farmers Market
  is stocked and ready 
 with fresh picked pumpkins.

Shouldn't be a problem
finding the perfect one
for Halloween!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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READY TO HARVEST

Our recent cold, rainy weather
has been good news
if you're a farmer in Missouri,
waiting for your turnips 
to sweeten up.

Time to harvest the turnips!

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

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FRIENDS AND FACES
AT CRYSTAL FEST

So many oohs and aahs
and healing at this year's
Midwest Crystal Fest.

Thank you Ryan Gorman
for bringing it all together
for the 7th annual festival.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

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MIDWEST CRYSTAL FEST
DAY ONE

Mother Nature's treasures
on display, for sale or trade.

So much healing power here.
So much beauty.

If you're near St. Louis,
come join us.
Admission is free.
Open all day, Oct. 8.

www.midwestcrystalfest.com 









Saturday, October 7, 2017

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BEFORE THERE
WERE REFRIGERATORS

Root Cellars
were were a sure-fire way
to preserve what you grew.

Vegetables, fruits, canned goods
all season long.

Keeping foods from freezing
in the winter, and
cool in the summer.

All without electricity.

(Pretty smart, those country folks.)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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WANT THE BEST TASTING
PUMPKIN PIE?

Bake one from scratch.

1.  Use a fresh sugar pumpkin,
about 4 pounds.

2.  Remove seeds, slice sections,
roast cut sides down, 1-hour
in 425˚ oven.   Let cool.

3.  Scoop out flesh with spoon
into food processor.
Process until smooth,
measure out 3 cups.

4.  Mix with 6 whole eggs,
     1-1/2 cups brown sugar,  
1 tbsp heavy cream,
2 tbsp cornstarch,
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon,
1-1/2 tsp ground ginger,
1/4 tsp nutmeg.
1 tsp vanilla extract,
3 cups evaporated milk.

5.  Whisk into 2 pre-baked pie shells.
     Bake 30-40 minutes in 325˚ oven
    until all but the centers are set.

6.  Cool completely on wire racks.

Serve with whipped cream.

(You'll be glad you made them
from scratch.)


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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LOAD 'EM UP

Bees have never been busier.
Butterflies too.

So much pollen to gather.

Wildflowers are loaded,
waiting to share. 
 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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AFRICAN MILK BARRELS

With its blue green spires
and red needles
this African Milk Barrel cactus
(Euphorbia Polygona)
is a perfect indoor plant
for the upcoming holidays. 

Just a bright sunny window
and preferably no cats!


Monday, October 2, 2017

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IT'S PUMPKIN TIME

Different sizes,
different colors.

Pick a perfect one
for the holidays! 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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TEQUILA GOURMET DINNER?

6-course Mexican cuisine
matched with top tequila 
and mezcal cocktails.

Created by two renowned chefs,
Rex Hale and Frank McGinty,
on a perfect outdoor venue
at City Garden in St. Louis.

Wow.
A match made in heaven.

Muchas gracias.
Muy delicioso!