Sunday, November 18, 2012


I'm sorry to say to all of Rita's loyal followers she will be away from her blog for awhile.  She has some health issues that will require surgery soon.  I imagine her recovery will keep her from her computer until early next year.

I'm not sure what upset her more; not being able to blog or facing a second year of having the holidays disrupted with health issues.

I want to thank everyone that has e-mailed their concern over her recent absence.  

 The Old Salt  (Frank)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Before the Frost

Last of the autumn harvest at the roadside market. 
 Washington, Missouri 
November, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Coiled Orange

Beside the Road
Krakow, Missouri 
Summer, 2012

Linking to the Thursday Challenge

This weeks theme is "Orange" 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

St. Louis Original Pizza

My favorite Pizza
Cecil Whittaker's Pizza 
Known as the St. Louis Original Pizza

This weeks theme is "What's for Dinner." 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Green Bus

Seen on the Penney's parking lot  
Washington, Missouri 

Linking to Green Day 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Skeleton in the Window

Hannibal, Missouri
March 20, 2012

Last spring, during a stroll in downtown Hannibal, I looked up at the attic window of an old house and saw this skeleton. I was told by a nearby shopkeeper that it has been there for ages.   

Wishing everyone a pleasant Halloween   

Linking to Our World Tuesday 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Green Pond

Eagles Bluff Nature Preserve 
Columbia, Missouri 

Wetlands pond covered in green algae

Linking to Green Day 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Little Piney Lodge

Herman, Missouri

This was the view from my seat at my nephews wedding yesterday 

Linking to: Weekend Reflection

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jack-o-lantern in a Row

Washington, Missouri 

This family has been lining the walls with jack-o-lanterns for as long as I have lived in town.  This year the wall is all orange pumpkins.  They have used everything from pink, purple, black, orange or a mixture of colors over the years.  The plastic pumpkins light up at night.    

Linking to Thursdays Things in a Row 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Gold Lining the Avenue

St. Peters, Missouri
October 14. 2012

I found this rather odd.  The main road beside a major area shopping mall, deserted in the middle of a Sunday afternoon. Was it the expected rain, or the St. Louis Cardinals in the world series playoff?  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shadows on Canvas

Canvas Building beside a plowed bottomland cornfield 
Augusta, Missouri

Linking to Shadow Shot Sunday

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wetland Pool and Marshes

 Eagles Bluff conservation Area
Columbia, Missouri

This weeks theme is "Fall Colors" 

Saturday, October 6, 2012