Sunday, July 26, 2015
Summer is watermelon time.
Who knew this juicy summertime melon
was full of so many health benefits?
After all, this hydrating melon is 92% water!
Watermelon is by far one of the most powerful
body-healing fruits out there . . .
rich in potassium, sky high in vitamin-C,
naturally low-fat, high in beta-carotene,
anti-inflammatory, high in anti-oxidants,
a natural diuretic, and helps lower blood pressure.
And the best part . . .
watermelon is absolutely delicious.
You can make a nutritious health beverage
by putting cut slices in the blender
(remove as many seeds as you can),
adding fresh squeezed lime juice,
and voila . . .
summer's most refreshing health drink!
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
GAME OF KINGS
Chess, the game of kings,
is all about strategy.
White traditionally takes the first move;
then it's black's turn.
Did you know the player who moves first
statistically wins the game?
The St. Louis Chess Club
is a great place to enjoy a game,
including tables "out front"
on the sidewalk.
Whether you're playing, or learning,
the Chess Club (4657 Maryland)
is becoming a popular evening past time
in the neighborhood.
Your move . . .
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
He's the 850-pound orphaned polar bear
who's the highlight of the St. Louis Zoo's
new Polar Bear Point exhibit.
Orphaned as a cub, Kali was rescued
from the Alaskan wilderness and
spent 2 years at the Buffalo New York zoo
before the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
issued a letter of agreement that
brought him to St. Louis.
Kali's new home is a 40,000-square-foot habitat
that offers visitors a 22-foot viewing window,
where the polar bear can come right up
to the glass to greet guests.
The sea water area features a 1,000-square-foot
Arctic room with a 4-panel viewing wall.
Kali loves to swim, dive, pose for the camera,
play football, and say hi to the children.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
This undulating field of green
completely fills the 45-by-50 foot
interior courtyard of the
Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis,
providing viewers with a lush, living
Green Varnish was installed last month by
Nomad Studio (landscape architects)
as a living installation, comprised by
thousands of tiny succulents,
and appears to float like a blanket
being unfurled against the city backdrop.
The installation receives natural sunlight
and normal rainfall, which in St. Louis
has been plentiful.
It grows (and flowers) on a bed of rocky soil
and a sandwich of permeable woven substrate.
The installation will be on view through
mid September, and is free to the public.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
BEST KEPT CONCERT VENUE SECRET
Word's getting out . . .
about Wildwood Springs Lodge
in Steelville, Missouri.
This 93-year-old lodge,
on a hilltop overlooking the Meramec River,
in this gorgeous float-trip country town
is attracting musicians from far and wide.
Wildwood Springs is booking performers
like Leon Russell, Taj Mahal and Marshall Tucker
in their comfy "living room" concert hall
(seats 200, standing room only),
and they're attracting national attention.
Talent loves performing here,
and then taking time off for a few days
in this beautiful part of the Ozarks.
Who wouldn't want to hear great bands,
in an intimate acoustically perfect setting,
and then crash in a century-old lodge?
Next month the fall concert schedule starts
with Pure Prairie League (remember them?),
POCO, Marshall Tucker Band,
Blood Sweat & Tears, and the
Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
(The first two rows of seats are cushion arm chairs.)