Thursday, April 30, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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THIS IS LADY

I love this dog.

We're very close.
We are definitely connected.

Among all the things
   we have in common . . .


AZALEAS IN BLOOM

They're irresistible.



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

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PALE BEAUTY
OF WHITE DOGWOODS

This has been a non-stop show
of Spring blossoms,
especially the pale beauty
of white dogwood flowers
against the brilliance of
pink azaleas in bloom.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

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FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE
AND FLOWERS & VEGGIES
TO PLANT

Saturday mornings at 
Kirkwood Farmers Market.

Open for business.
Masks and social distancing
even in the rain.

This is the way to shop.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

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MY FAVORITE BREAKFAST

Ripe cantaloupe melon
with organic blueberries.

And fresh brewed coffee
of course.

Happy Saturday, people.



Friday, April 24, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

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KIRKWOOD FARMERS MARKET
IS MOSTLY FLOWERS NOW

I must admit
it feels so strange to shop
for flowers to plant
wearing a surgical mask.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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"THE EARTH LAUGHS IN FLOWERS"

Emerson said it best,
especially this Spring.

(Note to self:
More tulips and azaleas
next year.)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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MISSING MY KALDI'S

When you've lived
"across the street" from
a famous coffee shop
    for the past 15 years . . .

and rarely missed (if ever)
a fresh brewed coffee
every morning,
  7 days a week . . .

these are difficult days.

So they're taking advantage of
social distancing, to give our
meeting place a paint job
and fresh new look.



WE MISS YOU GUYS.

Monday, April 20, 2020

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WHY WE LOVE KIRKWOOD

Historic train station
and
Sugar Creek Valley.

Go for a walk, or
a bike ride.

Enjoy this fabulous Spring weather.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

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ENJOYING GOOD FRIENDS
AND AN ABRAXAS STOUT

On a perfect sunny afternoon.

Chef Bernard and his lovely
wife, Stephanie
(also an wonderful pastry chef),
on their new backyard deck.

Socially separated, of course.

And enjoying an amazing
Abraxas Imperial Stout
(brewed with vanilla beans.)

Felt good to visit.


Saturday, April 18, 2020

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SEEDLINGS
READY TO PLANT

Started my seeds inside,
and transplanting these seedlings
outside this weekend.

Herbs, kale, tomatoes,
chard, cilantro, bush beans.

Ready for warmer days
and fresh garden goodies.



Friday, April 17, 2020

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REDBUDS IN THE CITY

are totally different than
those trees in the woods.

Clumps of buds,
like on steroids.



More graceful in the wild.
Still beautiful.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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DOGWOODS IN BLOOM

Great day for a walk.
Sunny, crisp Spring day.

And the flowering dogwoods
are soooo perfectly pink.



Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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TWO CLUES

Name the song,
and the artist.

(Hint: A big hit in 1968.)

NO ONE REMEMBERS
'TIP TOE THROUGH THE TULIPS"
BY TINY TIM,
AND HIS FALSETTO VOICE?



Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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AZALEAS IN BLOOM

Perfect shrub to brighten your day,
and right on schedule.

Happy April everyone!



Monday, April 13, 2020

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EASTER SUNDAY
BREAKFAST

Sweet Metta made a batch of
Easter pancakes, and had
her mom deliver them
to my quarantined 
bachelor pad apartment.

In time for my Easter Sunday
morning breakfast.

Hot 100% pure maple syrup
made them extra delicious.

Thank you so much, Metta.

Yum.



Sunday, April 12, 2020

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HOWEVER YOU CELEBRATE,
WHERE EVER YOU ARE

Wishing you a peaceful, safe
and healthy Easter holiday.

May you find all the eggs
that were hidden.

Stay safe.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

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A LOST TRADITION?

(The last time we dyed eggs
as a family.)

It was always an important
Easter time tradition.

With our new pandemic
social distancing culture,
Maggie still celebrates
this tradition, 
with Metta and Eli.
Privately.

And we stay in touch
by phone and pics.

Have a great Easter weekend.

Friday, April 10, 2020

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SHARING GARDEN GOODIES

Between the squirrels and
our neighbors, it's hard
harvesting all our tomatoes.

So we plant more.

(credit: New Yorker Magazine)

Thursday, April 9, 2020

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NOW'S THE TIME

Recent rains.
Very warm weather.

Mo. Conservation Department,
and Missouri Botanical Garden,
agree it's the perfect time
to go find morel mushrooms.

Some parks are still closed,
so good hunting.






Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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GO OUTSIDE

Good advice.

Especially at the cabin.
Talking with neighbors.
Soaking up the sun.

It reached 87˚.

Got my dose of Vitamin D.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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TUESDAY FORECAST

80 degrees, and sunny.

. . . which means
I'll be down to the cabin.

Tired of being cooped up,
inside.

Have a great Tuesday,
everyone.



Monday, April 6, 2020

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MADE MY OWN
FACE MASK

PPEs are hard to find these days.

So saw a video on how to
take a sweat sock,
a clean one, and turn it into
a face mask!

It fogs up my glasses,
but it works.

Just staying out of stores.

It's time to be resourceful,
and get serious about this
pandemic!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

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GOOD DAY TO PLANT

Quarantine didn't keep me from
planting this year's veggies.

55 little plugs of planting medium
to receive this year's selections, 
to include cilantro, swiss chard,
Italian parsley, kale, peppers, 
bush beans and cherry tomatoes.

In 2-3 weeks, ready to be moved
to the late April garden.




Saturday, April 4, 2020

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 TIME FOR TULIPS

The show is about to begin.

We remember now
why we plants bulbs in the fall.

So many colors.
Such a grand salute to Spring.





Friday, April 3, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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SPRINGTIME HIKE
 ROCKWOODS RESERVATION

3 good reasons to get out
and visit the great nature reserve
  in Glencoe, Missouri . . .

Wild watercress,
morel mushrooms,
and the redbuds are in bloom.

Beautiful social distancing trails.