Monday, September 30, 2019

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GOT YOUR PUMPKIN YET?

It's the last day of September,
so better pick one out.

Besides the local Farmers Market,
lots of local churches have set up
pumpkin markets.

Like the Webster Hills 
United Church of Christ,
698 W. Lockwood
in Webster Groves, MO.

Keep the tradition going.




Sunday, September 29, 2019

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CAT CARTOONS

This week's
New Yorker cartoon.

(If you have a cat,
you'll understand.)


Saturday, September 28, 2019

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DINNER IS SERVED

Beautiful goldenrod counts on insects
(bees, moths, butterflies, ants
even hummingbirds)
to pollinate this time of year.

Rich with pollen and sweet nectar,
goldenrod is in prime bloom now.



 



Thursday, September 26, 2019

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THE WOODS ARE TURNING

Gentle hues of yellow
transform the woods
into autumn gold. 

Let the show begin.

 



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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PUMPKIN SHOPPING

They come in all sizes,
and crazy colors too.

Better go pumpkin shopping.

 



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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LAST HARVEST
THIS YEAR'S TOMATOES

Final crop
sweet, sweet cherries.

Summer must be over.

Monday, September 23, 2019

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LOVING OLD BARNS

I'm a sucker for old barns,
especially this time of the year.

Weathered wood,
rusty roof panels,
and always great design.

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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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FALL DECORATIONS
AT THE MARKET

Halloween decorations,
candies, costumes,
pumpkins and


WHATEVER
THESE THINGS  
ARE!

Kirkwood Farmers Market
Worth a visit.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

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SATURDAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Starting to look a lot like autumn.

Pumpkins and mums,
apples and squash,
kale and peppers.

Can't wait to see what
Ronnie brings this morning.

Friday, September 20, 2019

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TWO SENATORS
ONE PAST, ONE FUTURE

Claire McCaskill,
recent U.S. Senator,
with Deb Lavender,
candidate for state senate.

At last night's kickoff
campaign reception for Deb.

Exactly what we need here
in Missouri.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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DON'T MIND THE
GOLDENROD

It won't make you sneeze.
Honeybees pollinate these
golden blooms.

It's ragweed you want to 
watch out for.

It's the season for both.
So watch out.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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THERESA AND MIKEY

Early morning Kaldi's regulars
for coffee and chats.

(Mikey's the one with the wet nose.)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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HOW CAN YOU TELL
A BURR OAK ACORN?

They're the ones with
the little straw hats!


Monday, September 16, 2019

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UNMISTAKABLE SASSAFRAS

One of the earliest trees
to show color in autumn.

One lobe, two lobe, three lobe leaf.

And when you rub a leaf
between your hands,
it smells of fresh cut lemon.

A Missouri favorite.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

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TOASTED RAVIOLI
A ST. LOUIS TRADITION

Origins of this local favorite
all point to "the hill," 
a predominantly Italian
neighborhood in St. Louis.

Waiter Mickey Garagiola,
older brother of hall-of-famer
Joe Garagiola. was actually
first to taste this accidental treat,
when ravioli was accidentally
dropped into the deep fryer at
Mama's On The Hill.

Several Italian restaurants have
since claimed the origin of this
tasty first course . . . which is always 
deep fried, dusted with parmesan cheese,
and served with marinara sauce.

Yum.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

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DID YOU SURVIVE
FRIDAY THE 13TH?

And the full moon?

Not everyone made it.

Here's proof!

Friday, September 13, 2019

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A LIVING FOSSIL

The maindenhair tree,
or ginkgo biloba,
is easily one of the 
most beautiful trees,
especially in the autumn.

With its fan shaped leaves
which turn golden in the fall,
the ginkgo is considered the
oldest living tree,
with fossils dating back
270-million years.

The small fruits ripen in 
late autumn, and have many
medicinal properties.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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ASYMMETRY IN NATURE

It's the exceptions in nature
that always catch my eye.

Especially as leaves turn
to the colors of autumn,
I love when the rules
are broken.

And one leaf breaks the rules,
and stands out
against the others.

  Just remember this . . .
there are no rules
that can't be broken.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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PUMPKINS
HAVE ARRIVED

A new crop of fall pumpkins
has arrived at the market.

And in case you haven't
kept up with the latest varieties,
there are wonderful new
patterns and colors this year/

But for jack-o-lanterns
and pumpkin carving,
orange is best.

(Don't you agree?)


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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PLASTICS ARE KILLING
THE OCEANS

There's not a corner of
our oceans that aren't
contaminated by plastics.
Tiny pieces that marine life
can't digest.

Please refuse plastic bags,
bottles, straws, cups and 
excess packaging.

You can live without plastic.
So can the fishes.

Monday, September 9, 2019

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ROGUE 78

Yesterday's rare brunch menu
was a lucky invite to the
first 24 respondents to
the 78th Rogue Underground event.

The menu was special,
and so were the volunteers who
helped create and serve this
amazing gourmet event.

Coming up on our 10th anniversary.
10 years!   Hard to believe it.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

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SATURDAY MORNING
GROCERY SHOPPING

The freshest organic vegetables,
walking distance from my door,
at our local farmers market.

God bless you, Ronnie.
You've taught me about
just picked freshness,
blueberries and real eggs.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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FINDING THE SUN

I love tall sunflowers,
how they find the sun.

In all their glory.

These might be the final
warm days of summer.

May you find your sun
and your glory.

Friday, September 6, 2019

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MARQUIS DE SADE
WOULD HAVE LOVED
THIS MACHINE

I just endured an MRI.

Claustrophobic torture chamber.

Still recovering from my fall
from a ladder, landing on my butt.
5 months ago!

Pretty much non-stop pain
since that fall.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

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SCIENCE GUY
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

"Nowadays we, by that I mean YOU,
are going to have to steer our spaceship, 
take charge of Earth."

Bill Nye, host of
Bill Nye the Science Guy,
at commencement exercises,
Cornell University,
Engineering School.



Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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AUTUMN LIGHT

A few warm days left,
but the nights are cooler.
The grasses going to seed,
and it feels good to feel
the sun on my face.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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FALL HARVEST IS HERE

And you can get the freshest
selection of organic local fare
at Tower Grove Farmers Market.

Beautiful food.

You deserve it.

Monday, September 2, 2019

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DORIAN COULD BE
THE WORST EVER

Sparing a direct hit to the
eastern coast of Florida,
hurricane Dorian is due to
hit the northern Bahamas today
as "catastrophic Category 5."

With sustained winds of 200 mph
and very heavy rains.
It's moving slow, which is bad news
lasting 24 hours or more.

The storm surge will reach 2-feet
which will mean devastation
for northern Bahama islands.

God bless and prayers go to
all those affected by Dorian.

And we still have leaders
who don't believe in climate change?



Sunday, September 1, 2019

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RICHART SPRING

Upper Meramec River.
Always cool and clean.

September's here.
Summer is over.

(Wishing you a peaceful
relaxing Labor Day weekend.)