Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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PAELLA
AT THE FARMERS MARKET?

Why not?

All the freshest ingredients are here!





Monday, September 17, 2018

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WHEN UGLY IS BEAUTIFUL

When it comes to 
home-grown tomatoes,
perfection is not so obvious.

Ugly tomatoes are the ones
to look for.

"Ugly" is now a registered variety,
and are favored as preferred for taste.

Ugly tomatoes are heirloom tomatoes
that do not grow with the same uniform beauty
that many hybrids strive to possess.

Irregular, misshapen fruits
with impeccable flavor and taste --
that's when ugly is better!

Now you know!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

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SATURDAY MORNING
TOWER GROVE FARMERS MARKET

Perfect produce.
A rainbow of colors.

Healthy is so beautiful.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

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STUMP STASH

If you came across a stump,
so inviting . . .



What would you
leave behind?

Gum wrapper?
Lucky penny?

You'd be much more
selective, right?



Friday, September 14, 2018

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STORMS DON'T GET
MUCH BIGGER

A view from the Space Station
shows how massive a storm
Florence has become.

And it hits the east coast today.

For those residents who have
decided to stick it out,
the real danger is not the winds,
it's the tidal surge and
intense rains that follow.

Most deaths from hurricanes
are caused by drownings,
from the surge of water that follows.

Our prayers go out for the millions
of U.S. residents  affected by
this monster storm.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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MUMS THE WORD

All of a sudden,
mums are everywhere.


PERRENIAL ASTERS, TOO

They're the flowers of autumn.
Pick up a pot or two.

Show your colors.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

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BEAUTIFUL DAY
AT THE GARDEN

Sunshine and cool weather
made it a perfect 
"mental health" break day
at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Water lilies and Chihuly 
floating onions made the
reflection pools a
perfect composition.


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ALEX TREBEK
NOW MORE DISTINGUISHED

Don't you think?

To kick off the new season of Jeopardy,
Alex grew a a beard!

Can you believe this quiz program
is starting its 35th season?

I'm addicted, that's for sure.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

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HERE COMES GORDON

We're due for some rain.

We prefer it 
in measured doses.

But flooding is predicted.

(We'll take too much rain,
instead of too much fire.)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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FINDING HEART ROCKS

I collect heart rocks.

Whenever I walk on the gravel bar,
down by the river

And find a heart rock

I save it,
and leave on the cabin porch.

As a sign.

Love heals all our struggles.
If we let it.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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PICKIN' UP PAW PAWS

There's a paw paw patch
down at the cabin.

Thriving at the edge
of the spring.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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SEPTEMBER SKIES

Early morning clouds,
over the river.

Ready for fall breezes
to come in.

Monday, September 3, 2018

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COOLIN' IT
ON LABOR DAY

With temps in the 90s,
here's how we all
kept cool.

(upper Meramec River!)

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

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KHAO SOI
AT ROGUE

Diners at last night's
Rogue Underground gourmet event
were treated to authentic khao soi,
a pungent noodle/broth dish
served widely in Myanmar, Laos
and northern Thailand.

Hand cut noodles, coconut milk,
curry soup base, with chiles, 
shallots, garlic, ginger and
fresh cut cilantro stems.

So pungent and flavorful.
This ain't no ramen!