Friday, March 2, 2018

Dear Waitingle,

Some of our days are wet and cold
A few of our days are Splendid for walks

Sometimes, on Splendid Days,
Mom will walk us where most people don't go.
I like all walks
But, days - around the edges, 
and through woody places
can be thrilling.
Tilles Park isn't the best place during winter because the rangers begin to set up for their Holiday Light Extravaganza.  It raises a lot of money and is important - but the work starts in Fall.  Signs are posted to stay on the road way because of wiring.  The event lasts a couple of weeks, maybe - then a long times passes until all the wires and lights are removed.  
On the first nice days when the lights are gone, 
everyone gets excited, and the park gets a little crowded.
Mom will guide us around "secret places."
AND
She lets me sniff.
I like sniffing.
(Someday I'll ask her to show you my "personal sniffing park.")
There are shelters, play areas for children, a pond, ups and downs in the middle of the place for climbing and sniffing, ball fields, picnic places (good for sniffing, if you can get your human to stop for a while . . . )
I think this is a park favorite place.
When it's time to celebrate schools, this shelter is packed with balloons, cooking food, kids singing and enjoying the day.

There are paths that pass by the shelters.
Mom makes sure i get to see,
then guides us back to places that remind her of the mountains.

look!  the grass is getting green.

Okay, I need to go.
Mom may take us here today before chores.
She takes "the long way" in the car with windows down.
We take slower roads,
so we can sniff the air
and see the sights.

There's a suggestion
that we may go
to "the cookie store"
and get some Big Cookies
for me.

so, bye now!
the pupster.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dear Waitingle,

I have NOT abandoned you.
Our society has tilted.  
Many adventures I took before included safety concerns.

SO, I will return to The Garden.
It's "In The City," Beautiful, Always Changing, and Wonderful.

I'll continue to carry the teeny camera along on some 
 "Girl & Pupster Adventures" 
because there are marvelous places for canines to enjoy in our area.

When it seems prudent, I'll adventure New to Me Places.

While sorting out the what and where of safer discovery,
We'll enjoy ourselves in "The Garden."
(hurray!)


Friday, February 9, 2018

Dear Waitingle,

 Decided to share this today:
My pupster & I managed some Des Peres Park time.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday Stuff . . .

 Beautiful Bench

 Dancing Trees

 Quacking Chorus

 Solitude

Lots of benches in this field.
Public Seating?
or
Reading Room.

giggle


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Good-bye, November!

The pupster and I headed out mid-day 
to one of our favorite places
To say good-bye to November.



Friday, November 10, 2017

Fall Report

Bright color everywhere we look.
We can smell Fall in the air.
Crabby Appleton is preparing for winter.
Good Times for Pupsters.


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

old house

took several photos of this old house
I'm doing sketches
practicing
while listening a lecture

No one lives here.
It's kept up by County Park Services
Sits along two trails
"hawk" and "fox run"
so, we pass it sometimes

I know the property was given to the County
and many people enjoy it
Always grateful we have such a lovely place to enjoy
often wonder who lived here
Hope their lives were happy.