Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
A TEA POT
With just 2 days of school left,
I am so relieved John's ceramic piece
made it through the kiln in time.
Such a creative force, and natural artist,
my autistic student worked a piece of clay,
shaped and formed it into
an original design, a shape and color
for his very first tea pot.
I love the color glaze he chose
for the final firing.
A tea pot is born!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
The pink lotus (nelumbo nucifera),
the most sacred of all lotus species,
is getting ready to bloom.
Each part of the pink lotus
(roots, stem, petals, leaves, seeds)
has medicinal and metaphysical properties,
with effects that are narcotic and euphoric.
My favorite part is the visual beauty
of this magnificent plant.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
ENJOY THESE SPEARS
WHILE YOU CAN
Fresh asparagus is here.
If you don't have it in your garden,
visit your local farmers market soon.
Extremely high in Vitamin K,
try grilling some fresh spears
on your barbecue grill.
(Rub them generously with
extra virgin olive oil,
and grill until charred.)
Serve with fresh squeezed lemon juice
and grated parmesan cheese.
Monday, May 15, 2017
AT THE CABIN
and great relief
our record floods
have left the cabin intact,
although the entrance road
has been drastically impaired.
And for the time being,
it's hike in and hike out.
Which makes the mornings
even more peaceful and quiet.
Living on the Meramec River
is a fortunate adventure.
(And breakfast more delicious!)
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Following Ulysses S. Grant's victorious
command of the Union troops and
the end of the Civil War,
he decided to settle down, get married
and build a cabin and farm
on the outskirts of St. Louis, Missouri.
You can visit his original cabin, White Haven,
on the estate of Grant's Farm in St. Louis.
Although more a "vision of green,"
White Haven is open for tours daily.
Grant chose to own many parcels of land
throughout the state of Missouri.