“just sit right down and you’ll hear a tale…

October 10, 2018

a tale of a fateful trip…” *Gilligan’s island opening* I haven’t finished with my photos of September, but here’s the story of the boat shenanigans from last Friday, October 5th. kevin and I were going up to Starved Rock on Friday; we’d planned to leave between 10:30 and 11:00 so we’d have time to do […]

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the rest of the animals at the st. louis zoo

October 4, 2018

well, this isn’t all the animals at the zoo, but here are a few that we saw.  by this time it was about an hour before closing so we were walking very quickly in order to see more animals. the polar bear was hanging out, but since it was such a warm day you’d think […]

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penguins and puffins at the st. louis zoo

October 3, 2018

after thoroughly enjoying the Humboldt penguins outside, we went into the chilly penguin palace.  these are king penguins, native to Antarctica. they’re the second-largest penguin type, at about 33 pounds.  and so cute. at one point they all started making a terrific noise in unison, reminding me of the chorus that amy and jim’s dogs […]

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penguins at the zoo!

September 30, 2018

In my last post I forgot to post these two pictures of the bears, just hanging out… and then, the penguins!  I think I liked them so much because they were so very funny and seemed perfectly content to waddle around and swim and gather nesting material.  these are the Humboldt penguins, which are native […]

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more from my day at the zoo…

September 28, 2018

such a big kitty! zebra and baby zebra…it doesn’t look comfortable that they’re standing around on pebbles, but maybe they don’t mind. puma! here’s interesting thinsg about this next animal, a speke’s gazelle – the amazing honk sounds cool, although we didn’t hear it, plus they only weight three pounds at birth!  that’s tiny… the […]

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a day at the zoo

September 23, 2018

on sept. 11th, randy and I went down to the st. louis zoo.  he’d never been to any zoo anywhere his entire life, and I had to pick up my friend Toun at the airport, so I thought we’d make a day of it. I can’t remember the last time i’d been to this zoo, […]

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happy anniversary…

September 17, 2018

to us!  yesterday was kevin and my 12th anniversary.  it’s astounding to realize that twelve years have flown by. kevin bought me these gorgeous roses… …and we took a nice boat ride early in the day, before it got too hot.  lots of gulls followed us. I jumped in the lake way over on the […]

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i itch, therefore i am.

September 7, 2018

first, a couple of darling kitty photos. this was sunday, august 26th.  les had to rest his weary head on top of a sock, on top of a cushion, on top of a rug…and yet his usual favored sleeping position is resting against some cold piece of metal.  Winnie is pretty calm these days, and […]

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the end of the tree…

September 4, 2018

here are two more videos of Mund Enterprises taking down our trees, plus some photos. Something I didn’t get on tape was when a giant branch smacked into the bucket where the guy was – a part of the bucket fell off, but not an important one.  luckily it didn’t cause the guy to fall […]

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tree-cutting-down continued

September 2, 2018

taking down the silver maple took up most of the day on Wednesday, august 22nd.  after making quick work of the tall locust tree, they started in.  I have some photos, but I think the videos are more interesting.  here’s the first giant branch coming down. the buy in the bucket, I wish I knew […]

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