Thursday, May 31, 2018

Pic Today 5/31/18



PAIR OF POPPIES

Behold the power
of poppies.

Beautiful in pairs,
don't you think?

(Where did May go so fast?)



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Pic Today 5/30/18




BACKWARDS STRAWBERRIES

Introducing pineberries
from Holland.

The fruit is white, and
the seeds are red.
Just the opposite
from strawberries!

But don't bother,
'cause they're not
sweet and delicious
like strawberries.

(And more expensive, too.)

I'll stick with our sweet, ripe
home-grown strawberries.


If it ain't broke,
don't fix it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Pic Today 5/29/28






EYE DISTORTING
EXHIBIT AT THE C.A.M.

Love this gallery.

I love how it's always free.


Monday, May 28, 2018

Pic Today 5/28/18



MY ANNUAL
MEMORIAL DAY
HOT DOG

It's a tradition,
don't you know,
to have a hot dog
each Memorial Day.

This one was very gourmet.
Toasted egg bun.
Parmesan dijon mustard spread.

(Thank you, Straub's Markets.)



Sunday, May 27, 2018

Pic Today 5/27/18




  IN THE CLOVER

has always meant prosperity
and good fortune.

White clover is the most prolific
pasture legume in tropical climates,
highly palatable and a nutritious
forage for livestock.

In agriculture, it is a top choice
for "living mulch" planted
between rows of vegetables,
fruit bushes and trees.

Recently, the Agriculture Department
has recommended adding clover
for healthy home lawns,
nurturing the soil and resisting disease.

(Finding one with four leaves
is, of course, good luck!)


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Pic Today 5/26/18








SUNKEN CITIES
NOW DISCOVERED

More than 1200 years ago,
two ancient cities were lost
to the Mediterranean  Sea.

Recent discoveries are now on display
at the St. Louis Art Museum of
remarkably preserved artifacts
of the lost Egyptian cities of
Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus,
buried at sea until now.

Preserved under the oceans,
until now.

(On display through Sept. 9)

Stunning religious and ceremonial
artifacts from the age of the pharaohs.


Friday, May 25, 2018

Pic Today 5/25/18



A MATCH
MADE IN HEAVEN

Strawberry-Rhubarb pie!

Now's the time to make one,
from scratch.

Yummmmm.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pic Today 5/23/18



JUST PICKED
LOCAL TOMATOES
IN MAY?

Thanks to Amish growers,
and "hoop houses"
we've got beautiful ripe tomatoes
at the market this week.

At least they look delicious,
but they'll never compare to
mid-summer ripened tomatoes
grown outside!

(At least they're not trucked in
from Florida or California.)

Always best to grow your own.



Pic Today 5/22/18



CHIVE FLOWERS

For the past two weeks,
chives have been blooming.

Such beautiful buds,
atop these fragrant stems.

Yes, they are edible.
Trim them now,
before they flower.
Add them to soups and salads,
or blend with goat cheese
and serve on crackers.

Beautiful and delicious.
A perfect combination.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Pic Today 5/21/18



THE PERFECTION
OF DAHLIAS

Rainy days, warm nights.

Time for dahlias to show
their perfection.

The favorite annual to
   have in our gardens.

(Thank you, Mexico.)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pic Today 5/20/18



WHAT A WEDDING

Pomp in perfection.

Prince Harry and
beautiful Meghan Markle.
Married at Windsor Castle.

Hard to take your eyes
off the extraordinary detail.

Wow!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Pic Today 5/19/18




OH THE POMP

Today's the day!

Congratulations,
Meghan and Harry,

We can't get enough.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Pic Today 5/18/18



STRAWBERRIES & CREAM

You can't beat this classic
combination, especially
when you have access to
fresh-picked local berries!

o  Clean, stem and halve
      ripe strawberries, fresh
     from the garden.
       (Never refrigerate.)

o  Add fresh whole cream.

  A match made in heaven!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pic Today 5/17/18






THIS JUST IN

Fresh at the market . . .

sweet and ripe
local strawberries,
new crop asparagus,
and wild morel mushrooms.

(They won't be here
two weeks from now.)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pic Today 5/16/18



TARNISHED TONES

Something pleasing
about the warm tarnish tones
on these silver plate platters.

(Cheap antique shop discoveries.)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pic Today 5/15/18



CONTEMPLATING
THE EGG

Quiet moment.
Receiving the answers.

(Laumeier Sculpture Park,
St. Louis County, MO)



Monday, May 14, 2018

Pic Today 5/14/18



TWO MOMS
CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY
TOGETHER

Maggie, Eli, Copy & Metta
 cooking and eating together.

What a feast!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pic Today 5/12/18



KIRKWOOD'S
MOST PRECIOUS LAND
IS THREATENED

Anyone driving through
Sugar Creek Valley
in Kirkwood, Missouri
will appreciate the natural beauty
of this wooded roadside property.

A zoning request is now threatening
the very nature of this valley
and its 1-acre residential lots.

Help preserve the best and
most beautiful part of our green city.

Learn more.   Sign the petition.

www.savesugarcreek.com



Pic Today 5/11/18



A PERFECT BREAKFAST

A delicious way to start the weekend.

Homegrown strawberries
in a ripe cantaloupe.

Happy Weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pic Today 5/10/18



WHY FARMERS MARKETS?

Where you find local, hand grown
beautiful vegetables,
like these French Breakfast Radishes.

Incomparably fresh and nutritious!

Shop local farmers markets,
if you can.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Pic Today 5/9/18





WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE
TULIP COLOR?

The Royal Horticultural Assn of Holland
recognizes over 3,000 different
cultivated tulip varieties,
with colors ranging from deep maroon
to white-and-green striped.

So, what's your favorite?
(Mine is the last one pictured here.)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Pic Today 5/8/18



MY NEIGHBOR'S
NEW CAR

I love when he parks it
out front.

A Cadillac Deville Convertible.
Cherry apple red, no less.

(Not many parking spaces 
out there, for this beauty.)





Sunday, May 6, 2018

Pic Today 5/6/18



CELEBRATING CINCO

(Cinco de Mayo, that is.)

No one really understands
why this is a holiday.

But it's a huge celebration here.

Viva, Mexico!




Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pic Today 5/5/18



PERFECT
IN PINK

If you thought
white dogwood trees
were pretty . . .

behold their glorious
first cousin.

Incredible beauty!

(Perfect in Pink.)



Friday, May 4, 2018

Pic Today 5/4/18



FINALLY

White dogwoods
are in bloom.
My favorite flowering tree.

Snowy white flowers in May.
Rich green foliage in summer.
Bright red leaves in the fall.
And red berries in winter,
relished by birds.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pic Today 5/3/18



GET IN LINE

So many cover ideas
for magazine publishers.

So little time.

(Hurry, time's running out.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pic Today 5/2/18





HOMEGROWN
FRESH PICKED
STRAWBERRIES

Get 'em
while you can.

(Not sold in stores!)



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Pic Today 5/1/18



BLAZING AZALEAS

Nothing like the brilliant colors
of azalea bushes in May.

Wow.