Saturday, April 21, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pic Today 4/19/18







HAMILTON
AT THE FOX

I was lucky enough
to see the Tony "Best Musical"
Broadway show, HAMILTON,
at the Fabulous Fox theater
in St. Louis.

Impossible to get tickets
are touring at select theaters now,
for a second U.S. tour,
including the amazing Fox theater.

This rapped through musical
about the life of founding-father
Alexander Hamilton
features music and lyrics by
Lin-Manuel Miranda
and color-conscious casting of
non-white actors as the
founding fathers of the U.S.

Such an amazing theatrical performance.

Worth every bit of its critical acclaim.

Wow!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pic Today 4/18/18







A BRIDGE
WORTH RECYCLING

The old Chain of Rocks bridge
spans the Mississippi River
just north of St. Louis.

For 3 decades, this was the landmark
for travelers driving on Route 66.

It's hard to forget a 30-degree turn
midway across a mile-long bridge
60-feet above the mighty Mississip.

Closed to auto traffic in 1970,
the bridge remains open for
hikers and cyclists to this day.

Check out this vintage pic
from 1929.

(Can you imagine 2 way traffic
on this narrow beauty?)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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OLD VICTORIAN BEAUTY

Even in disrepair,
and no longer occupied,
I love these old Victorian homes.

Especially against a winter sky.

They don't build 'em
like they used to.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Pic Today 4/15/18



GARDENING
ON MY MIND

Started some of my veggies indoors,
and on a heated pad.
(What a difference.)

They're all up.

Now if the weather
will only cooperate!

(Possible cold spell forecast for today.)


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Pic Today 4/14/18




THE WORLD
IS IN BLOOM

A great weekend
to get out
and enjoy the yellows
of Spring.

Friday, April 13, 2018

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WATER, WATER
EVERYWHERE

No fire damage
from upstairs blaze,
but too much water
from the sprinklers.

Not fit to occupy,
so off to the Holiday Inn
while they tear out my
floor, my carpet, my sanity.

Do you know how much noise
5 dehumidifiers make?

(And of course, the forecast
for today's weather ... RAIN.)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS

The good news:
The fire upstairs was put out,
and no one was hurt.

The bad news:
The automatic sprinkler system
extinguished the flames,
and the water went straight down
to my apartment.

The really bad news:
I'm not allowed back in
my apartment, until the
building inspector says "ok."

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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MEYER LEMON BLOOMS

My Meyer Lemon tree 
is already blooming. 

So fragrant.

Sweet perfume
in the air. 
And a new crop
of sweet lemons 
for my tea!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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TOO BAD
THEY'RE EMPTY

Yes, I save old wine cases.
Especially the famous ones.

And was lucky enough
to enjoy some of these
great wines.

(But no more.)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Pic Today 4/9/18



NEW TWIST
ON RAISED GARDEN BEDS 

Taking the idea of
raised garden "beds"
to a new level.

Missouri Botanical Gardens,
St. Louis.

(Photo: thanks to Copy Forrestal)


Sunday, April 8, 2018

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BARGING DOWN
THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI 

Millions of bushels
of soybeans and corn
travel by barge,
down the Mississippi River 
this time of year.

Most of our grains
float down to New Orleans,
for transport to China and
export markets.




Saturday, April 7, 2018

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DANCING WITH
THE DAFFODILS

"I wandered lonely as a cloud 
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils."

                              -- William Wordsworth 

 

Friday, April 6, 2018

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CARDINALS BASEBALL
IS BACK

Opening day
yesterday
 in St. Louis. 

Perfect weather.
So Cardinals fans
from far and wide
helped celebrate the
baseball season. 

(We are such a baseball town.)


Thursday, April 5, 2018

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BREAKING OUT

Despite our unseasonal
freezing cold weather,
trees are anxious to
start blooming.

Yay Spring!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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LAGUNA AGATES

Some of the most beautiful
banded agates are still found
in the northern state of
Chihuahua, Mexico.

These gorgeous Laguna Agates
are some of the rarest and
sought by collectors
(like me.)

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pic Today 4/3/18



RECIPE FOR
FOGGY WEATHER

Warm rainy days,
chilly nights.

Sudden snow,
warm streets.

Perfect recipe for
foggy mornings
and cloudy nights.

Hard to know
what to wear 
each morning.

 

Monday, April 2, 2018

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A SNOWY EASTER

Shirt sleeve weather last Friday.
Snow and freezing rain on Easter.

What the . . . ?

 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Pic Today 4/1/18



HAPPY EASTER

I hope you find all
the Easter Eggs
you hid so carefully.

(Before our forecast snowfall
covers them today.)