Friday, May 31, 2019

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THE SACRED LOTUS

From the muddy bottoms
emerges the perfect lotus flower.

June must be near.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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BLUES WIN GAME 2
IN OVERTIME

Carl Gunnarsson won the winning goal
in a thrilling overtime Game 2
in Boston last night.

Now they're headed back home
for the next 2 games in St. Louis.

Fans a going crazy here.
Tune in Saturday night.

Let's go Blues!

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RICHART SPRING
CUBA, MO

At the cabin.

Smaller, but
still so beautiful.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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MARAMEC SPRING
ST. JAMES, MO

Just up the Meramec River
from Richart Spring.

Note the spelling variations.

(There's a reason.)


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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QUEST FOR THE CUP

The St. Louis Blues capped off
a 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins
last night in Game One
of the Stanley Cup playoffs,
setting up a thrilling Game Two 
this evening, 7:00pm.

The Blues scored first,
but the Bruins powered back
to lead the series, 1-0.

Monday, May 27, 2019

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MEMORIAL DAY
BRUNCH

Fresh from the market.

In honor of those
who have given their
fare measure.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

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MORNING DELIVERY
FARMERS MARKET

You can tell a lot
about the food they grow

watching these growers
deliver their Saturday order.




Kirkwood Farmers Market

Home Grown season has begun.


Saturday, May 25, 2019

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SCHOOL'S OUT

Let's go get some 
tropical shaved ice
up at the market!


Yum!

Friday, May 24, 2019

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MISSOURI GOT HIT

Images of tornadoes
that stormed through Missouri
last night, and this morning.

Especially our state capitol,
Jefferson City.

Scary weather.


Thursday, May 23, 2019

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ST. LOUIS
TURNS BLUE

The city turned blue today,
celebrating the Blues Hockey victory
over the San Jose Sharks in St. Louis

sending their ice hockey team
to the Stanley Cup championship series
in Boston Monday night
to battle the Bruins.

Game time 7:00pm
Monday night.


Go Blues!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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DENVER DAUGHTER
DRIVES HOME FOR
TORNADOS AND BLUES VICTORY

Annabel gets as far as Junction City, KS,
waits for tornados to pass,
and St. Louis Blues to clinch
Stanley Cup Playoff

Before coming to St. Louis
with hubbie Jordan,
and their 3 dogs,
for a week at the cabin.

Reasons to celebrate.

Yay.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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TIGER IRIS
BEFORE THE STORMS

Calm before the storm.

Quick visit to Mo. Botanical Garden's
collection of hybrid tiger iris,
before the storm front growls
through the midwest.

Hope they survive.

Monday, May 20, 2019

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BLUES ONE WIN AWAY
FROM STANLEY CUP FINALS

The St. Louis Blues crushed
San Jose Sharks Sunday,
and now are two wins away
from making it to the 
Stanley Cup finals.

They shut out the Sharks
5 to 0.

Wow.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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MAY WILDFLOWERS
ON THE MERAMEC

(as I sit here, recovering
from a broken tail bone,
I recall this scene
from an earlier year)

How the cabin riverbank
seeds itself with flowers
each May.

Impossibly beautiful.

Can't wait to return.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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BEHOLD
THE GREAT EYE BALL

Only at Laumeier Sculpture Park,
St. Louis County.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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MY FAVORITE
SCIENCE EXPERIMENT

Adding potassium metal
to a beaker of water.

Yep, I saved some of my
dangerous chemicals
from school.

   Lesson remembered . . .
potassium and sodium
don't like water!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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THE TASTE
OF HOMEGROWN

Nothing fresher
than the taste of just-picked
asparagus!

Get some at your local
farmers market.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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THE BEST
OF SPRINGTIME

Now's the time
to visit our lovely
public gardens.

Don't miss the moment.



Monday, May 13, 2019

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THE STUDENTS
WE MISS

Especially the 
"special needs"
friends we meet, teach
and remember.

(Miss you, Dom.)



Sunday, May 12, 2019

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WAITING FOR THE
RIVERS TO SUBSIDE

Soon the waters will clear,
and the rains will stop,
and Spring will return.



Saturday, May 11, 2019

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GONE FISHIN'

School year coming to an end.

Walker Lake.
Kirkwood City Park.

Friday, May 10, 2019

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THINK,
FEEL, IMAGINE.

Buddha could always
make the profound
so simple.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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ANCIENT HORSETAILS

This ancient horsetail grass
thrives along stream beds
and springs in Missouri
and is treasured for it 
medicinal value.

Analysis reveals this plant
actually produces silica,
the same ingredient in sand.

How a plant produces a mineral
is still a mystery to science.

Pic Today 5/8/19



BLUES WIN
IN THRILLING DOUBLE O.T.
GAME 7

Now on to the Western Division
Playoffs for the Stanley Cup.

Pat Maroon scores winning goal
against Dallas.

Finally!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF
FINAL GAME TONIGHT

Tonight that will make it
16 times
the St. Louis Hockey Blues
have made it to Game 7.

Blues vs. Stars
7 o'clock tonight.

Go Blues.

Monday, May 6, 2019

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MEMORABLE CINCO DE MAYO

Celebrating Cinco in the sun
down on Cherokee Street.

Great Mex food and drink.

Fell off a ladder
rescuing a bird.

Landed on my coccyx.

Painful ending to a beautiful day.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

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MERAMEC RIVER
OVERFLOW

Too much rain
makes many roads
impassable.

Causes some towns
to evacuate,
especially along the
Mississippi.

The normally peaceful
Meramec River has flooded
local roads, like here in
Kirkwood, Missouri.

Enough already
with all this rain.



Saturday, May 4, 2019

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SO MUCH RAIN

It will be good
to see the sunshine.

Maybe this weekend.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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MAY APPLES
IN KIRKWOOD PARK

Like elves' little umbrellas.

Happy May everyone!