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Weird Storm Clouds Moving In

Since Today was the Ides Of March, I was really expecting some weird weather to move into the area. Ok, the temperatures did climb into the eighties. And our neighbor state Illinois was under several tornado watches.

Mlle Renee spent her afternoon basking in the warm sun. And I tried to catch a quick nap in an attempt to negate the dozy effects of daylight savings time. It becomes harder each year as I grow older.

Then late this afternoon the strangest storm clouds I’ve ever seen filled the skies overhead.DSC02049

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They were moving in a north easterly direction, most probably to give credence to the weather forecaster’s storm alert. With all the news coverage centered on primary election results, never did hear if the storm developed or not. But Renee did not like the clouds overhead and she ran into the house and into my bedroom. (Her storm safety cover!) And not being a dummy, I joined her and we both took a nap.

CLOSE LOOK AT THE TOP OF THE ART MUSEUM!

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Yes, I know, if you want to get a detailed view of the very top of the St. Louis Museum Of Fine Art from the middle of Fine Arts Drive you’re going to end up with a very stiff neck or get run over by a car!  So I’ve decided to make photographing the entire upper reaches of the classic building my summer photo project.

I took a quick shot of the center section last Friday. It was the perfect day for shooting photos … bright, but totally overcast so I was able to capture the details  of the building without any shadows.

Hopefully, I’ll have more days like this throughout the summer.  So drop in occasionally to see how my project is advancing.

DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – State Of Mind

Photos show us the surface of things, but they often tell much deeper stories about the objects they depict — and about the people who take them. This week, let your inner world and the outside one converge in a photo.

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In case you can’t figure out what this photo is … this week we had a totally fantastic giant full moon on the horizon and I decided to capture it on film. Unfortunately, it was right behind a cluster of trees and this is what the camera captured.  I should also tell you that I had a mid-winter congested head cold this week. So I agree, my inner world and my outside world converged in the photo I shot.

DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – GATHERING

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And the gifts were gathering 

In the rustic old rocker

In hopes that Santa Claus

Soon would be there!

My Norfolk Island Pine

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Basking in the sunny kitchen window!

TEN DAYS TO CHRISTMAS

A photo countdown to the celebration of Christmas … Day OneExterior Front Door

Simplicity dominates the exterior front door. My dad hand-sanded and stained and finished that door over fifty-five years ago. It stills offers a warm welcome to all who visit.

DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – TRANSITION

For this week’s challenge, share an image that depicts transition. Let life itself be your muse. For more information go here.

In this part of the country transitions can be rather drastic … taking place in just a matter of days.

Two weeks ago everything was sunny, colorful and totally FALL.

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And then we had a week of cold, winds and never-ending rain. And the same view transitioned to this …

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And in case you’re wondering, I still have an entire yard filled with leaves.

 

 

HIDDEN IN THE PHOTO …

If you look closely at this photo, you will discover the title of one of O’Henry’s most famous short stories.DSC01651

The New Sculpture Garden At The St. Louis Art Museum

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If you have visit this site before, you have undoubtedly seen the front entrance of the St. Louis Art Museum on multiple occasions. Well, this is the backside that has recently transformed into a spacious plaza for special events and also serve as the museum’s new sculpture garden. Here’s a quick sample of some of the works on display in the garden.  I took notes so I could supply captions for each sculpture, but I can’t find my second sheet of notes. Will correct after my next visit.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY — THE LONELY PETUNIA

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