Saturday, November 28, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 2020


From "Tree Frog"  (four years ago on YouTube)

Jim Pepper was a Native American from the Cree Nation. he was the first Native American Jazz musician,.He put this group "Everything is Everything" together for a one shot deal and it almost charted in the "Pop" charts.. He is also considered one of the first jazz musicians to blend the elements of jazz and rock in the early 60's..Pepper has a rather extensive jazz catalog, sax & flute being his main ax's . An amazing player and writer. Sadly we lost him in the early 1990's to cancer. I had the honor to work with his bass player for a few years in the late 70's . I swear people have covered this song more times then Elton John has re-written " Candles"
Still, one of my favorites . . . we sang it together in concerts . . . and were happy.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Day Trip

 To Manchester, Missouri.

We turned on Henry Street and found this little treasure.

Margaret J. Stoecker is remembered for being a lady who made life better all over St. Louis County.


Here's the official entrance: 


A Place of Honor



Refreshing Scenery Everywhere


We had a wonderful time . . . 

Good-bye for now.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

St. Stanislas meets the crazy pencils

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church is an independent Catholic church located in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, United States.Formerly a parish belonging to the Catholic Church, it was established in 1880 to serve the Polish community in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.It is considered to be the best example of the opulent Polish Cathedral style of architecture west of the Mississippi River.

text from wikipedia

art: from my crazy pencils . . . giggle

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Garden

 The Garden is Open

My invitation to return

A few places remain closed - for now
Most of all I wanted to visit the grove
of Dawn Redwood Trees.

Rain started to pour down.

I was rewarded with complete shelter.
Safe and Warm

"Safe & Warm"




Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Traveler

 This is my first try - and it's in my "kickin' around book."

This bird reminds me of portraits of medieval knights without their armor.

The photo was in a tiny news blurb.

It's a Sea Bird that has found ItSelf by a river in Missouri.

No one in Modern History remembers seeing one like this in their region.

 It isn't concerned by people.

It's fishing and taking proper care of itself.

Conservationists say a storm must have blown it off course.

I'll draw it again a few times . . . and learn about the species. . . simply because . . . 

How Cool Is That?