THE DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SIGNS

For this challenge, share an image of a sign: it can be a sign near your home — a comforting sight after a long journey — a sign that doubles as art, or other types of signs that hold meaning for you.  For more information click here!

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This is a photo taken at the Maplewood Station of the local Metrolink System and the sign is on the bridge that carries the trains across Manchester Road. As strange as it seems, City of Maplewood ends just west of the bridge. So anyone driving into the City Of Manchester will be able the read the name correctly in their rearview mirror. The sign is actually a work of art … part of the transit system program of displaying a work of art in each of the stations in the metropolitan area. Here’s a close-up of the sign.DSC00353_2

The artist created his letters from the remains of an early 20th Century home that had once stood near the sight of the station. And if you’re wondering, the sign on the other side of the bridge reads MAPLEWOOD.

And while we’re on Manchester Road, here’s another sign you should see.Route^^

Manchester Road was part of the Original Route 66 going through Saint Louis.

Also to keep my constant companion happy, here’s a picture of her sign.ReneeSign

 

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – Renee’s Snake

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To be, or not to be …. STREET ART!

The Saint Louis Metro-transit System has an ongoing project of adding works of art to the many Metro Stations of its system. Some have been classics.  But the latest entry is a real head scratcher. It was recently added to the Shrewsbury Station.Art?

The name of this work is LONDON … and frankly, I just don’t get it!  While it does cast an interesting shadow, it still looks like an elongated AC exhaust port.

WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NIGHTTIME

What nocturnal photos do you like taking? Whether it’s a starry sky, a street lamp, or the shadows cast by your cat, share them with us. Your shot can be outdoors or indoors, blurry or crisp, overexposed or ominously dark. As every owl (and night owl) knows, nighttime is when the real action starts.

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Personally, I seldom go out with my camera at night. And when I do, it’s to take pictures of weather, snow covered trees or the moon.Moon

This was my shot of the last SUPER MOON OF THE SUMMER. Photographing the moon involves a lot of guess work, luck, and a lot of throwaway photos. Also any haze in the sky … even though you can’t see it … will give you a photo of the moon lacking detail.

THROWBACK THURSDAY … or old pix that get my goat!

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BILL, BILLY, BOB AND DAD – CIRCA 1940

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY!

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THUD … !!!

THAT THUD YOU JUST HEARD WAS EITHER FALL FALLING OR SUMMER DEPARTING AND SLAMING THE DOOR! 

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And to celebrate, the West Walnut Manor trees started littering the lawns.

Actually, I was expecting this.

Little Debbie Pumpkin Delights showed up in grocery stores last week!

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My favorite fall treat!

September 22 – 9:29 p.m. CDT

And all things considered, it was a pretty good summer around here!

SUNDAY’S SPECIAL VISITORS

Tomorrow the first day of Fall will arrive at 10:29 P.M./EDT, and I was just thinking that I hadn’t seen a butterfly around the garden all summer. Then a flock of three showed up in the back gardens of West Walnut Manor!SundayVisitors1

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SundayVisitors5They all appear to be male Monarchs. Could it be that these butterflies are not only free, but also gay? That could explain the dwindling numbers in the Monarch migrations. But it sure is great to see them flutter by on their way south again.

But with so many monarchs hanging around, I knew that there had to be a few commoners, serfs, toadies and peons in the area. And sure enough, I this is what I found in the lower end of the flower bed …Commoners1

… a common and smaller American Painted Lady or Thistle butterfly and a bunch of worker bees busy at work.

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By the way, does anyone know the name of the pink flowers that my mother planted behind what was then or vegetable garden some fifty years ago. The butterflies and bees really are attracted to them.

 

WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ENDURANCE

Share a photo of what endurance means to you — maybe it’s your beat-up, well-traveled running shoes, the oldest structure in your town, the vista you earned climbing that mountain, a photo of your wedding ring, or your dog, tongue lolling, running full-out.  

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At the very top of Art Hill in Forest Park there appears to be what I consider to be a living example of ENDURANCE.  To maintain its position at the top of the hill, it looks like this tall pine tree has grown an extra hand at its base to actually grip the soil that holds it there. In other words, a tree shouting I WILL SURVIVE in spite of being located in the middle of tornado alley!

SHOPPING FOR BIRTHDAY CARDS

No one really enjoys growing old, and even worse older. I know I’m getting older every morning when I look in the mirror and discover all the new sags, bags and wrinkles that seemingly have appeared overnight. But while shopping in the local supermarket today I discover a birthday card I would even consider sending to myself.
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VINTAGE sounds way better than OLD FART!

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