Saturday, May 30, 2015
. . . not to be confused with
those giant, tasteless factory-farmed
grocery store berries from California.
These beauties are just-picked
sweet, ripe, local strawberries
that make everything
"right with the world."
How about a bowl full
smothered in cream?
or filling the center of
a ripe melon?
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
How can the simple daisy
hold so much beauty?
Wild daisies always surprise me,
popping up in unexpected places,
putting on a powerful show.
surrounded by perfect white petals.
Such perfect design.
they've symbolized purity, innocence,
simplicity, patience and love.
Put some in a vase, a bottle, a jar.
Guaranteed to make your day brighter.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
RIVER CABIN RETREAT
Cabin on the Meramec River
was the perfect retreat
this Memorial Day weekend.
Away from civilization,
down private country roads,
where springs flow cold and pure,
into "trophy trout" crystal streams.
Both daughters in town
to enjoy the weekend, together.
Maggie, with Eli and Metta.
Annabel with her freshly married husband.
No television, no phone.
No air conditioning.
Neighbors up the hill
who bring fresh-picked strawberries.
And fresh made S'Mores on the beach.
(Heaven on earth!)
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
SEEDS OF HAPPINESS
Meet Mark Borella,
(good friend, neighbor and entrepreneur)
who hands out smiles
a handful at a time.
His company, Seeds Of Happiness,
makes little smiles out of clay
(hand formed, painted and fired
at his studio in Kirkwood, Missouri).
His "seeds" are sold at hundreds of retail shops
around the world, and passed out
to friends going through hard times,
who need a little smile.
It's a beautiful story.
(Read more at www.seedsofhappiness.com)
His latest project is painting large murals
of smiling faces (of course),
and donating them to children's hospitals.
(The one above is a 6' x 10' oil painted canvas
soon to be hung at Boston General Children's Hospital.)
The world needs a lot more smiles.
Thank you, Mark.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
There are two flowers
in the Spring garden
which are very foxy:
also called the chenille plant,
with its brilliant red fox-like tail,
with their trumpet like blooms,
source of the important drug, digitalis,
an effective treatment for
congestive heart failure.
and very foxy in their own right.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
4 lucky students were treated to
a very special Graduation Celebration,
which included a private gourmet dinner
prepared by Rogue Underground Dining Society.
Parents and friends joined them
(and picked up the tab)
for a 6-course meal,
themed on local cuisine from
their own home towns.
(I doubt if their meals
were anything close to these
while they were studying
and working on their degrees.)
(Now go get a job!)