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February Frolic

It is cold out, but our hearts are warm. We got out and about together on this eve of Valentine’s Day. The plan was to drive to Forest Park and then walk from one heated building to the next and keep warm that way. 314 more words

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Paris in the autumn - La Sainte Chappelle

La Sainte Chappelle on the Ile de la Cite is hemmed in by buildings on all sides which adds to the sense of a pinched structure that is being forced upwards. 219 more words


The One That Got Away

The one that got away last weekend was a Pileated woodpecker. It was a male and it was posed a lot like this one. Only my photo was not in focus and try as I might, I couldn’t make it blog-worthy. 105 more words

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Gabby and Mark

Joanie invited us to accompany her and her girlfriends to hear Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly at Powell Hall. Giffords and Kelly were in town as part of the Saint Louis Speaker Series. 523 more words

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Northern Water Snake

Sunday morning we saw a most unusual sight for an early February morning. The previous morning, when we first visited Gilbert Lake, we saw beautiful ice petals. 171 more words

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Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of al-Mansurah begins (1250)

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