Carpe Diem

Yesterday was beautiful weather after 11 straight days of the heat index being over 100 degrees. With it being a Sunday I decided to “seize the day”. We went to a local park. Forest Park is to St. Louis like Central Park is to New York. It’s a park that was established when the 1904 Worlds Fair took place.

With all the stress going on with the economy and our cluttered lives, it is good to take some time to enjoy the outdoors in a pretty setting. Here are some pictures.

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The Baseball All-Star game is being played here in St. Louis this summer. That’s what this small arch is all about.

Carpe Diem, Seize the day!


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Crazy Spring Weather

“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” ~Mark Twain

Mark Twain was from the Midwest and knew what he was talking about. April brings daffodils and tulips blooming. Baseball is starting. And this morning it was snowing.

It is cold and dreary outside right now and it’s hard to think about spring gardening. However, this past Saturday it was beautiful. Here are some pictures I took at a local park. Despite the weather today I know it is time to get out and start gardening. But I think I will wait a few days for it to warm up again.

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March brings: gardening, baseball, snow?

Although the calendar says March, here in St. Louis and other parts of the Midwest we have 10 inches of snow outside. It is hard to think about gardening when the ground is blanketed with white.


Spring will come whether we are ready for it or not. The official first day of Spring (Vernal equinox) is only 2 1/2 weeks away (March 20).

Even though the last frost date is different for each time zone it is now the time to prepare for gardening. If you can’t do much outside because of cold or snow, you can plant those seeds or order your plants, fertilizer, etc., so you have them when the weather is right.

Old Man Winter can even hit the southern parts of the country in March. My son lives in Dallas where they were hit with a snowstorm last night. There was enough snow to build a snowman. Check it out at


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