Saturday, November 30, 2013


Finally... my arrival and here I pose with my grandfather and step-grandmother on, I believe, our first trip to visit with them after my birth. Well, I can tell where the shortness in the family comes from. Looks like my grandfather wasn't very tall at all, huh?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wonder Where

This photo was taken. As well as the last two. Must have been early autumn 1955 as mom and dad are married and I was not yet a part of the family. But is it Puerto Rico or South Dakota? Maybe even Florida.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's hoping that all my family and friends have a wonderful day with their own families. And a kiss sent to mom and dad who are once again reunited and spending the day together.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Stylish Drinking Fountain

You don't see them looking like this anymore. One of these days I will have to see if I can locate this park and see if it is still there and functional.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shopping Spree

Remember when shopping was an event to be dressed up for?

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Day in the Park

Mom and friend at a park

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fairly Won

Guess you never get to old for getting stuffed toys from the fair. And mom's quite the Southern Belle even if she is wearing peddle pushers.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Grads to you

Looks like mom was taller than her dad by the time she was graduating from high school. But if he was anything like her, size did not matter, When he spoke, you listened.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pluto's Moons

Now that the weather is getting cooler, it is a perfect time to take a moment and take a test to jog your brain. Encyclopaedia Britannica has one on their website: here

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

Say that one 3 times fast and while you are at it, look up the care of this exotic plant at Plant Care Today.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Wouldn't it be fun to just walk outside and pick lipstick from a tree? Aeschynanthus, aka the Lipstick Tree, may just having believe you can. Check it out at here

Friday, November 15, 2013

Heptacodium miconioides

Want to know what else it is called? Check it out at the Missouri Botanical Garden page: here

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom

We love and miss you so very much. But we know that you are enjoying yourself with daddy, and your mom and dad. Give everyone a kiss for us up in heaven.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Brachychiton populneus

Got you hooked yet? Better known as a Bottle Tree. Check out pictures and more information on's fact sheet: Here

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mute? Not really

But less vocal than their cousins are the Mute Swans. Take a moment read up on them: Here

Monday, November 11, 2013

A botanical lesson

Amorphophallus Titanum aka the "Corpse Flower". Check out the YouTube video by coolhunting: here.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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Friday, November 01, 2013

On the Farm

Just pictures for a while. Still trying to catch up on everything.