Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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TRICK OR TREAT

Are you dressed up for today?

Show us your costume!

Happy Halloween.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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THE COVEN HAS ASSEMBLED

Witches have gathered
to celebrate the holiday.

Watch out!

Monday, October 29, 2018

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AUTUMN COLORS

Yellows and reds.
They're everywhere.

(Anyone else remember
storm cellars?)


Sunday, October 28, 2018

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PIE OH MY

Finding my perfect piece
of Coconut Cream Pie.

At Cowan's Restaurant
in Washington, Missouri.

Fresh baked pies from scratch.

(They don't skimp on meringue.)


Saturday, October 27, 2018

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OUR COLORFUL WEEKEND
IS HERE

Enjoy the colors.
This is "the pick weekend"
for gorgeous autumn views.

Get out.
Enjoy.

Friday, October 26, 2018

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JUNGLE ESCAPE

Year round climate,
365 days a year.

Inside the Climatron
at Missouri Botanical Garden,
St. Louis.

Sustainable tropical environment.
Feels so good.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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WILLIAM CLARK

Brigadier General, 
Governor of Missouri,
Famed Explorer
and great friend of the 
Native American.

Buried here in St. Louis
at Bellefontaine Cemetery 
September 1, 1838,
not far from where he and
Meriwether Lewis set out
to lead the Corps of Discovery 
to discover the northwest passage.

Few knew he was friend and
passioned champion of the 
native American Indians.

As inscribed on his tomb,
his words to his friend,
Thomas Jefferson:

"It is to be lamented that the
deplorable situation of the Indians
do not receive more of the
human feelings of the nation."

-- December 15, 1825

(Timeless words and feelings
to this day.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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THE SHOW HAS BEGUN

Autumn transformation
is now underway.

Cool nights, shorter days,
and bright sunshine.

I love it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

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COLORS ON THE MERAMEC

Fall colors are
muted and late this year,
but still so beautiful
reflected in the waters
of the upper Meramec River.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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LEMON HARVEST TIME

One week after moving my
Meyer Lemon tree inside,
the green lemons have
turned themselves into
plump, juicy yellow lemons.

(Get yourself a Meyer Lemon tree
next season.   
You won't regret it.)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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WHAT DOES 
CLEAN WATER
LOOK LIKE?

Like this!

Spring fed,
free flowing 
rivers and streams.

(We are so lucky
in Missouri.)

Friday, October 19, 2018

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BIG RIVER AT CEDAR HILL

Once a thriving mill along
the Big River.

The old Cedar Hill Mill
(now abandoned)
once milled grains grown
on farms since 1847.

Now a local landmark
along this recreational area
in central Missouri.




Thursday, October 18, 2018

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BOX OF SNAKES

No, not really.
They're really snake gourds,
picked from a local grower.

They make great decorations,
especially when painted
like snakes!


Or delicious to eat,
in a Snake Gourd Raita,
a favorite stew from India.

Peel and cut into rounds.
Boil equal measures of water
and curds (cottage cheese).
Sauté small onion, curry leaves,
4 crushed green chilies, cumin
seeds and turmeric powder.
Combine and cook till tender.
Serve on rice.

Available at open air markets now.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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PICKED OUT
YOUR PUMPKIN YET?

Just two weeks till Halloween.

(What are you waiting for?)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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GORGEOUS HARVEST

Much more than pumpkins
this season.

Don't know what they are,
but they're so beautiful.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

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SCARY PUMPKIN MARKET

I think our local pumpkin stand
might be haunted.

They've got lots of pumpkins,
but there are ghosts and goblins
everywhere.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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FINALLY

The rain and chilly weather
has helped the fall foliage
to turn on.

Friday, October 12, 2018

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DOWNTOWN
EYE CANDY

West Locust Street,
downtown St. Louis.

Famous old buildings,
waiting to be repurposed.

Sweet.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

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DECISIONS DECISIONS

There's a pumpkin out there
just waiting for you.

Still plenty to choose from.
Just don't wait too long.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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BLUE PUMPKINS

And yes,
they're really pumpkins
(not gourds or squash.)

Kinda' cool.
For a change!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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3 GOOD REASONS

to take a lunch break at
Missouri Botanical Garden.

(Always refreshing.)

Monday, October 8, 2018

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LOVE A LEAF

If it's autumn where you live,
pay attention to the trees
around you.

The show is underway.
Colors are taking hold.

Reach down, pick up a
beautiful leaf.

Love what you see.

So beautiful.



Sunday, October 7, 2018

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PUMPKIN PORTRAIT TIME

Pumpkins make a festive background
for holiday pics.

Pile up the pumpkins,
and the families start lining up.

Time for pumpkin portraits!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

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MY FAVORITE ACORN

We're blessed with the 
magnificent burr oak tree
in Missouri.

And this is a good year
for their wonderful acorns,

with their charming straw hats!

Friday, October 5, 2018

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HARVEST COLORS OF AUTUMN

Pumpkins and gourds.
Eggplant and squash.

Colors and flavors that salute
the fall harvest.

A dazzling palette!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

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SASSAFRAS,
FIRST TREE OF AUTUMN

Unseasonably hot weather
slows the colors of fall,
except for the ever dependable
Sassafras.

Always a show!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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WHAT'S INSIDE YOUR GEODE?


Pretty crystals, I hope.

(Gotta get me one of them geode splitters.)