Thursday, December 13, 2018

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WREATHES
FOR THE HOLIDAYS

One of my favorite traditions
at Christmas time.

A symbol of celebration,
and welcome.

Wreathes represent continuity,
and were worn as crowns
in ancient times.

So many creative ways
to salute the season.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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CATCHING THE 815
KIRKWOOD TO KANSAS CITY

Holiday travel from downtown Kirkwood
to the heart of Kansas City.

We're lucky to have Amtrak
and the beautiful Kirkwood train station.

All aboard!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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TERROR 
ON SANTA'S LAP

Not every child
enjoys visits
with Santa Claus1

Monday, December 10, 2018

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CHRISTMAS IS BIG
THIS YEAR

It's irresistible.

Join in.

It's contagious!


Sunday, December 9, 2018

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TORTIERE NIGHT
AT CHEZ PILON

Making French Quebec
meat pies.

And celebrating with good friends.
It's a holiday tradition.

(Duck fat makes all the difference.)

Yum!


Saturday, December 8, 2018

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MY CHRISTMAS
MORNING SMOOTHIE

How I start my day
during the holidays.

In a blender, mix the following:

1 freshly squeezed orange
1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 ripe avocado
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh peeled pineapple
1 peeled and cored apple
1 tbsp. Joy Stinger's bee pollen
2 tbsp. protein powder

Keeps me full for the day.
Yum.

Friday, December 7, 2018

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DID YOU KNOW?

There are shops that sell
Christmas decorations,
ornaments, lights, candies,
collectibles, antiques,
and nothing else?

All year round.
In almost every city
and tourist destination
around the world?

Villages, stores, 
shops, emporiums.

Happy Holidays.
(Bring your wallet.)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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JOY STINGER
LOVES CHRISTMAS

A visit to Joy Stinger's
(famous local bee keeper)
is a celebration of an
old fashioned Christmas!

I love stopping by
for fresh jars of honey
and her "over the top"
holiday decorations!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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GENTLE SNOW

Soft beautiful snowfall.

Perfect, crystal flakes,
all day long.

I love snow like yesterday!


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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LOVING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Decorating with holiday lights
is contagious.

Looks so good in the 'hood.

Monday, December 3, 2018

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THEY DON'T GET BIGGER
THAN THIS ONE.

Here's what 7.0 on the Richter scale
looks like.

Anchorage, Alaska

(The road repair crew
is going to have their hands full.)

Sunday, December 2, 2018

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WE'RE OFF TO
A GOOD START

Crazy warm weather
kicks off December.

Beautiful balmy days
in the upper 60's.

Enjoy it while it lasts!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

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IT'S DECEMBER

Time to dress up
for Christmas!

(Do you have your tree yet?)


Friday, November 30, 2018

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WHAT THE ? ?

When did 
holiday decorations
go "inflatable?"

(I prefer low-tech
old fashioned.)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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NOVEMBER'S ALMOST GONE

Please take your freezing cold
weather with you.

(Saturday's forecast --
back in the 60's!)

Go figure.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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WINTER TAKES HOLD

Temperatures drop.
Colors fade.
But beauty remains.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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CATCHING DINNER
ON THE MERAMEC

Last weekend,
just before the cold snap,
the trout were biting.

Rainbows and Browns.

Monday, November 26, 2018

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DECIDING  ON A TREE

Getting ready for Christmas.

Just the right size.
one that will hold all
the ornaments.

And maybe a few
new decorations.

Tis the season!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

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HOW TO WAKE UP
AT THE CABIN

1.   Snuggling in front of a warm fire.

2.  Too many soft blankets.

3.  The smell of bacon coming from the kitchen.

4.  All doggies giving their morning licks.





Saturday, November 24, 2018

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AFTER THE FEAST

The best part of 
getting away to the cabin.

Lights out, 
starry night,
bonfire out front.

Good to see Maggie down here.
With Phil.

(Thanks, Raf.   Great pics.)

Friday, November 23, 2018

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TURKEY DAY FEAST
AT THE CABIN

Close friends and family.

Sunny warm weather.

Great food,
everyone pitched in.

Thankful for our blessings.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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CHEERS

A happy Thanksgiving to all.

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THEY MADE IT

Annabel and Jordan
(and their 3 dogs)

after driving here from Denver.

The first to arrive at
our Thanksgiving family feast.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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OFF TO THE CABIN
FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

Going to the river today
for a family get-together,
and Turkey Day feast.

Be back this weekend.

Enjoy your holiday with
friends and family.

Love, no guns!

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WINTER LAKES
AT FOREST PARK

The trees are still beautiful
in St. Louis' grand park,
even without their leaves.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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WALK IN THE 
WINTER WOODS

Love the foggy weather.

Walking on leaves,
through the wet
Missouri oaks.

Smells good.

Monday, November 19, 2018

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LEMONS READY TO PICK

My Meyers Lemon tree 
is full of ripe, plump fruit.

Such a dependable indoor
citrus producer.

Outdoors in warm weather;
indoors at a bright window.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

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PERFECT DAY
TO HIT THE ICE

Now that the snow has melted,
    and it's a beautiful weekend . . .

St. Louis turns out to skate the ice,
in Forest Park,
at Steinberg Rink.

(Wish my ankles were stronger.)

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE
A DAY MAKES

Record snow storm yesterday.
Warm sunshine today.

Almost all the snow has melted,
and the ducks are back in the water.