Sunday, November 25, 2018

School Yard

 Can you imagine attending a school like this?

 Some classrooms are independent little buildings.

 Climbing, Building, Decorating Allowed.

 Gathering, Singing Together, Telling Tales -


Good place for early education roots.

Sesame Street
Paul Simon
(and company)
"Me and Julio"

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

I Have Often Walked Down This Street Before . . .

 out the door

 my street

 one block

 one street over might be haunted

wonder yard has a bench

golden leaves

"On The Street Where You Live"
lyrics - Alan Jay Lerner 
music - Fredrick Loewe
performing artist

 joining foto tunes

Monday, October 22, 2018

La Bicyclette

Heven't been anywhere - So, I drew a bicycle for you.

Yves Montand - La Bicyclette 

(I have had plenty of awesome adventure-
that's for another post)

love & love,

prepared in advance for foto tunes

Monday, October 1, 2018

You Know Its Fall When:

The pupster and I parked and walked back a few blocks to catch this photo of
A Perfect Day in Webster Groves, MO

Lazy Day
Spanky and Our Gang
(Spanky is one of my all time favorite vocalists)

Friday, August 17, 2018


All Things Farm and Garden
Inside is really old timey
small isles because the store is packed full of whatever you need.
Friendliest Folk Ever
There is a separate facility geared to send feed and supplies any where.

Across the street is the Market.
We are there so early, even the farmers aren't there . . . giggle
(Yellow Tape to keep announce it isn't open, yet.)
Looks like there's a job to be had.

Market Guardian

Elliot Chapel
Unitarian Universalist Church  

I was going to post a camp song . . . 
BUT - Yo-Yo Ma has just released his newest album

Six Evolutions - Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major
Yo-Yo Ma . . . Smiling for You.

Monday, August 13, 2018


A tiny bandstand built on the grassy strip between lanes in the road.
a block behind the stacked chairs
but, mostly overlooked.

Most Live Music is performed two blocks over.

Mersault making good use of a Bandstand - 
in the rain - 
linking with Foto Tunes

Monday, August 6, 2018

107and a half - Strange Donuts

Strange Donuts 
bottom of the door says "stay strange"
tiny place - very popular
that bench gets a lot of use
because only a few people can fit inside

Delivery vehicle
Fits the same amount of people 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Olive Chapel

This little gem sits on a corner.  It's always well cared for and lovely.  

The congregation has been a might force for Good since before 1853.
This church house property was purchased in 1923.

Olive Chapel North-ish side

The property sits tight on a corner, with a curve road on it's North-ish side designed for traffic to by-pass the trains.


Olive Chapel  
 African Methodist
 Episcopal Church 
National Historic Monument 
Built 1896 
'Come This Far By Faith' 
'Everyone Welcome' 
11 AM Rev. Debbie Thornton Pastor


There's a small home tucked towards the back, perhaps where pastor lives.
I've seen young people tending the grounds - which look charming all year.
Trying to show the front is a challenge.  So, I opted to tilt the camera and fit it in the frame.

 The Historic Olive Chapel 

309 S. Harrison Avenue | Kirkwood, MO  63122

The Committed
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"
(aka Black National Anthem)

love & love,

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Bug Store

Sun was coming up on The Bug Store.
 Downtown Kirkwood, Missouri seems like a quaint village.
Many shops are housed in re-purposed buildings.

 Yes, things are left out like this 24/7.

The shop is full of colorful stuff.
Art, Items to wear, or decorate your home.

There's a Kid section.
They also have garden experts . . . 
They have a weekly radio program . . . and once a year they give away cookies 
with buggy creatures in them.
Yes, I've seen them.
No!  i haven;t wanted to try them.


Bobbie Gentry & Donovan sing "Bugs"
Live from BBC Television Show 
 Linking to Tom's Foto Tunes

Friday, July 6, 2018

Down At The Station - Early In The Morning

Kirkwood Train Station
Super Early in the Morning
Built in 1893
Sits smack in the middle of town.
Run by volunteers.  

 Missouri Pacific Lines

You can stick enjoy trains passing through
Take a day trip
Or a long adventure

"Down By The Station" (Ricks-Gaillard) by Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra
vocal by Denny Dennis, Lucy Ann Polk and The Sentimentalists 
(CD audio source)
Thank you, MusicProf78!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Walk Report

I want to tell you about our adventure.
We went to "Emmenegger."
I've visited twice. 
 It's a great place to walk your mom,  if you're lucky enough to have one.

You get to cross a bridge.
There's a smooth walkway at the beginning that circle eights around.
It's especially good for people in wheel chairs and people who prefer smooth walking.

Can you see it?
Watch for these little sticks,
They direct towards the trails.
Trails go up, around, over, sometimes under . . . 
They can take you high up on bluffs
so you can see across the Meramec River
Or across a Big Highways waaay down below.

There's watery places . . 

Forest -y places . . 

Steep Places . . 

Under, Over, or Around Places . . 

AND - Places we should not go . . . 

Look again . . . 
There are trees not connected to the ground and the earth is cracking away . . .

There's dry creek beds, that sometimes fill with water and overflow - 
Because we are close to a big river.
We could walk across here - BUT, we didn't want to.

When we cross that going home bridge,
 Mom remembered to take a picture.
  Just a tame creek today . . 
BUT, when there's a LOT of rain . . . water will stretch all the way across . . . 
Mom says that's why the bridge is up really high.

Until Mom remembers to put camera in pocket,
Your Walk Reporter,
"The Pupster"

Friday, June 1, 2018


We visit this County Park often. 
 It's BIG.  
Just about every time we find a different path.  
Even if we choose a hike we already know, it will seem all new.  
This adventure was about a month ago.

We walked past that bridge . . .

Mom will let me sniff when we get to those trees.

No one lives in that old house anymore.
Sure looks like a good place . . . a pup could have this entire park to explore.

Mom collects pictures of benches.  
I stand still for the camera . . . Mom stands still when I'm sniffing.

'til next time,
The Pupster