Sunday, June 30, 2019

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THE VIBES ARE GOOD

At the
Midwest Crystal Fest.

If you're anywhere close
to Eastern Missouri,
join us Sunday
(final day of the festival.)

Crystals, healing, cleansing,
music, treasures from the earth.

Google us
for directions, location
(Facebook too)

Brookdale Farms,
Eureka, Missouri
(20 minutes west of St.Louis)

Kid friendly.
It's free.
And it's soooo cool.





Saturday, June 29, 2019

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HOT SUMMER CLOUDS

Steamy weather takes over,
with clouds to match.

Hot weekend ahead.









Friday, June 28, 2019

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MISSOURI'S FAVORITE
WILD FLOWER

At almost any country fence line
you'll find these perennial 
Black Eyed Susans.

Cut a bouquet for the
dinner table tonight.




Thursday, June 27, 2019

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DESPERATE PRICE PAID

This shocking image has been
viewed world wide.

A young father and his 23-month daughter,
Salvadorian immigrants, drowned
crossing the Rio Grande River
hoping to request immigration to the U.S.

This tragedy is just one of the many
travesties, resulting from our administration's
restrictive immigration policies.

Time for a change!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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RABBIT IN THE SKY

Maybe it's a sign.

Lucky days ahead?
Summer days without rain?


Monday, June 24, 2019

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MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

Saw some fresh picked rhubarb
  at the Farmers Market, so . . .

grabbed a quart of homegrown
strawberries, because . . .

Nothing better than cooked
rhubarb  and strawberries!

Yum!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

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SUMMER'S SWEET TREAT

All our June rains
have fattened our crop of
wild blackberries.

Sweet for the pickin'.

Yum.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

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WAKE UP!

IT'S SATURDAY
FARMERS MARKET
MORNING.

We love meeting our neighbors,
shopping for local fare
from growers and farmers
we know.

This is the way to shop.
This is the way to eat.

Friday, June 21, 2019

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JUNE IS BUSTING OUT
ALL OVER

Thanks to our mild Spring
and rainy June,
flowers are showing off
in gardens large and small.

Especially the exotic reds
and hybrids.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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THE TASTE OF
HOMEGROWN VEGGIES

If you're still buying carrots
  at the supermarket . . .

You don't know how great
they really taste!

It's time to grow your own.

Get some seeds.
Start small.
It's easy, it's fun.
And so delicious.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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THE THRILL HASN'T WORN OFF

Will it ever?

(Love the the cover of the current
Sports Illustrated.)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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THE COLORS OF SUMMER

Be part of summer.

Plant a garden.
Whether it's a pot
or a plot . . .

Don't let summer
pass you by.

Grow something beautiful.


Monday, June 17, 2019

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SECRET TO
APRICOT PRESERVES

It's inside the pit.

Cut up ripe apricots.
No need to peel.

Hit each pit
with a hammer.
Inside you'll find
a soft white kernel.

Wrap the kernels in a
"jelly sock" or cheesecloth.
Macerate the cut fruit
overnight with sugar and
a dash of salt.

The next morning,
cook the fruit on medium heat,
add the kernel pouch.
And cook until syrupy.

You won't believe how much 
flavor the kernels add to
your preserves.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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HOCKEY FANS
FILL THE STREETS

Yesterday's Stanley Cup parade
and celebration in downtown St. Louis.

The St. Louis Blues will never forget
how the fans turned out
to celebrate their first championship
in their 52-year franchise.

History was made.
Go Blues Go.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

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PARTY WITH THE BLUES

Rain or shine,
make history with your winning
St. Louis Blues today.

Join the parade and
party under the Arch.

The party (and parade)
starts at Maggie O'Brien's Pub,
18th and Market Streets.

Don't miss the party.
All the Blues players will be there.
(And the Stanley Cup trophy, of course.)

Here's the parade route . . .




Friday, June 14, 2019

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ST. LOUIS IS GOING CRAZY

All over town,
we can't get enough.

Celebrating our first
Stanley Cup win.

Yay Blues!


Thursday, June 13, 2019

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BLUES FINALLY DO IT

The St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup.

They win Game 7 in Boston.

From worst to First.
What a season!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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RIVERS HERE
NEAR RECORD LEVELS

Especially the might Mississippi,
at 45 feet above flood stage
in St. Louis.

And our Illinois neighbors
across the river,
Alton and Grafton,
are submerged by the
Mighty Mo.

Too much rain this year!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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TODAY'S THE DAY

Game time - 7:00pm tonight.

Destiny awaits the St. Louis Blues.

Bring home the Cup.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

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ELI & METTA

Not that long ago.

Grand kids grow up fast!

(Good work, Maggie.)


Thursday, June 6, 2019

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SWING WITH A VIEW

Perfect spot for a porch swing,
on top of Mom's Mountain.

Above the cabin.
Overlooking the flooded
Meramec River.



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POPPY

Even the underside
is beautiful.



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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RIVERS ON THE RISE

Rivers here are swallowing
roads, cities and farmland.

With more rain forecast
later this week.

Levees and sandbags are
letting go.

Let's Go Blues.
We need a win!

Monday, June 3, 2019

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WOOD FIRED PIZZA

Scratch Farmhouse Brewery,
Ava, Illinois.

Definitely worth the trip.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

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L G B
ALL OVER TOWN

St. Louis definitely has
Stanley Cup fever.

Boston feels it.

Lets Go Blues!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

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SACRED LOTUS

I love shooting
this water flower.

Every photo
a lesson in
composition.