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!