A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CONFIRMED CURMUDGEON AND HIS CANINE COMPANION! A multi-photo challenge with captions.
The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is jump out of bed … turn the heat on … and jump back in bed until the house warms up. My faithful canine companion jumps back in bed behind me and we both get in a few more winks.
Then I let Mlle. Renee out to tend to her morning duties.
Breakfast is next with a calendar puzzle to solve while I eat.
I always pour the left over 2% milk in Renee’s bowl next to her IAMS.
I also put a little something out for our feathered friends.
Riding the Metro is a great way to get in some reading.
Because I had a lot of chores at home, I decided to pass on lunch and picked up a sandwich at the store’s deli counter. The overstuffed, N.Y. style, hot pastrami sandwich from Carl’s was pretty tempting until I realized that it was Passover and they would be using grocery rye instead of rye from the Jewish Bakery.
While waiting for my return bus, I noticed that the trees along the street were starting to bud.
To give you an idea of the size of the city of Saint Louis, I shot this photo from the bus when we crossed the street that marks the border line. This view shows the entire city from west to east … meaning the Mississippi River. Of course, the city runs along the Mississippi for a much longer distance going from north to south.
It was Recycling Collection Day and I had to bring in the dumpster. Renee always has to go along with when I take out or bring in the containers. She runs alongside of me carrying her ball or an old milk bottle. Guess she thinks she’s doing her part.
I also noticed that despite Sunday’s foot and a half of snow the spring bulbs were sprouting.
Then I went back in the house to pick up all the toys Renee always drags out, before I started vacuuming, dusting, washing dishes, and baking fish for dinner.
THAT’S MY LIFE …
AND WELCOME TO IT!
Oh, one other thing…
NOTE: All photos can be enlarged to full size by clicking on them.
In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says LUNCHTIME.
Think of “lunchtime” as a theme, there are lots of places you can take it:
Show us what you actually had for lunch.
Show us what went into your lunch — a stunningly saturated pile of red radishes at the farmer’s market, or the process by which you construct the Ultimate Turkey Sandwich.
Show us what a mealtime is like at your house. Who’s there? What are they doing?
Show us a photo of someone truly enraptured by what they’re eating and capture the deep satisfaction of an enjoyable meal.
If you don’t have time for lunch or eat on the run, show us that.
Show us your favorite place to sit while you eat lunch, or your favorite place to prepare food.
Capture a candid photo of the guy behind the counter of your favorite greasy spoon.
No, I’m not Jewish … but I am addicted to WHOLE WHEAT MATZOS especially when served as PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY MATZOS! Even though I use jam instead of jelly. And red plum, not grape, is my jam of choice. The first thing I buy every Passover season the first thing I buy is a couple of boxes of matzos. You can’t miss them, they’re always displayed in a high traffic area. And you know they have to be fresh for Passover.
I also like to use a matzo as a thin crust personal pizza. Just spread it with pizza sauce, cheese and the toppings of your choice. Definitely, not KOSHER, but what do Gentiles know? They know matzos are an innovative kitchen ingredient for lunch and other matzo munching times of the day.
I have a dumb phone and I like it! I really don’t want a cell phone that does anything other than being a phone. That’s because I do have a compact camera that’s about the same size as most smart phones and is always in my pocket when I’m away from the house. As a matter of fact, every photo I have ever submitted to the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE has been taken with this camera. So phoneography? Humbug I say, it all phonygraphy to me! So welcome to MY NEIGHBORHOOD … as seen through the lens of my SONY Cyber-shot.
This is a walking tour of West Walnut Manor. It’s a suburb of Saint Louis that’s been around since 1830 and in some ways it still has that rural look of yesteryear. It’s very hilly, and while it does have paved streets, it does not have sidewalks.
And regular visits from the library’s Book Mobile.
This challenge is about getting lost in the details. Once you’ve found a subject you want to photograph, challenge yourself to work a little further into the scene.
Sometimes you even have to lay down on the ground so you don’t cast any shadows on your subject … and move in close enough to get that fiber optic look of the blossom.
In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture which means FORWARD to you!
It’s the monument to the namesake and patron of our city … LOUIS IX – Saint and King Of France! He sits on a charger at the top of a high hill in the center of the park overlooking the city and hopefully inspiring his citizens. Just look at that pose and tell me that the sculptor wasn’t thinking FORWARD when he created the statue.
INFORMATION ON THE STATUE: The title of the statue is Apotheosis of St. Louis. It was originally designed as a plaster model by Charles Henry Niehaus in 1904 for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (Saint Louis World’s Fair) to stand at the entrance to the fair grounds on DeBaliviere and Lindell Blvds. After the fair closed a bronze version of the original plaster model was executed by W. R. Hodges and given to Forest Park by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company and installed at its current location in front of the St. Louis Art Museum in 1906.