Tuesday, July 31, 2007

TGE and Compton Heights

Dona and I wandered around Tower Grove East (TGE) and Compton Heights recently. We've done this walk before so I'm going to assume that's why I didn't take too many photos. And, Colette, if you're reading, the Buddha's for you!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Benton Park

Benton Park is a really cool neighbor in St. Louis. The houses are awesome, the ambiance is super, and there's plenty to eat, do, and see. Makes me wish I lived there.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My Yard Summer 2007

Green thumb? Not so much. But, how I do love to try. And, there's nothing better than when all things agricultural align and you walk out back and see the fruit of your effort: vegetables, fruits, flowers, vines, etc. This year started out promising (I swear) but the catalpa tree did what trees do (it grew leaves) and shaded out my flowers. Had I planted flowers for a partially shady area I would have been in good shape. But, I didn't. So just as I finally came to terms with my huge gardening blunder, the catalpa tree started to die (verticillium wilt). Although there is a small chance it will survive, it's not likely. And, the flowers? Well, they're mostly dead too. Oh, and look at our neighbor's tree (bottom photo, big maple)--is that how you prune a tree?