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Recumbent Rider

May 31, 2014 - Folks have asked why I started riding a recumbent cycle. I don't like falling. I have a bunch of arthritis and like ri...
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Boardwalk

May 30, 2014 - Floating above the pond, the sky and water seem so well matched. I highly recommend spending time at the Japanese Garde...
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The Eyes Have It

May 29, 2014 - I like being able to see. Five years ago, I started seeing flashes of light at the periphery of my left eye. Knowing th...
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Sun Catchers

May 28, 2014 - The sunlight cast these blossoms aglow and stopped me in my tracks. Sun catchers caught my eye. Spring is a beautiful...
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Forest Shade

May 26, 2014 - The woods are in full shades of spring green, the trees are full of leaves and seeds. Here, the sunlight hits the canop...
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Lakeshore

May 25, 2014 - A gentle breeze gave the lake a soothing texture. The sky was a mix of overcast and blue sky. A calming scene for my wal...
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Two

May 24, 2014 - Life passes by so quickly. It takes concentrated effort to notice, to see beyond the blurred landscape and ghostly figur...
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Layers

May 23, 2014 - Haiku for stone Into water I see reflections of stone layers of light and time
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Flowing Water

May 22, 2014 - Water rushes towards the Mississippi River in Minnehaha Park, part of Minneapolis, Minnesota. That enough Minne's for y...
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Koi Gathering

May 21, 2014 - See that lock on the bridge wood to the left? That's the back of a container of fish food. Folks are encouraged to buy a...
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2014 Easter Saint Agnes Church

May 20, 2014 - Every year our church gets decked out for the Easter season. The designer and her crew work long into the night after G...
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Pondering

May 19, 2014 - What thoughts go through her mind, as she stares. Pondering Smokey, waiting for my hand to caress.
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Three Angels

May 18, 2014 - Three Angels With Musical Instruments is the title of these, made by sculptor Carl Milles and installed at the Missouri...
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Ring

May 17, 2014 - This fountain ring is one of the first things that you see, when you enter the formal gardens at The Missouri Botanical...
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Reflection

May 16, 2014 - A place to sit, taking in the beauty of nature. A tranquil scene of the pond at the Japanese Garden, part of the Missou...
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A Moment of Zen

May 15, 2014 - Patterns and shadows in this Zen rock garden, part of the Japanese Garden area of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Peacef...
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Farm and Sky

May 14, 2014 - Not an everyday scene, but common enough during the spring and summer months around here in the central plains of the U.
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Wet Beauty

May 13, 2014 - For my dear bride, my Karen Sue. This flower from her garden, raindrops decorating its leaves.
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Pine Walk

May 12, 2014 - A delightful garden to stroll through at a slow pace. A place to take in nature's beauty, clear out the mind and fill th...
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Sunrise Rain

May 11, 2014 - As much as I didn't want to start a long day of driving with a rain storm, the way the sunrise light was burning through...
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Twins

May 07, 2014 - The Brennan Twins, Kay and Mary, holding hands and filling the room with their smiles. Mary is my Mother-in-Law, Kay is...
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Art in Nature

May 06, 2014 - I was taken with the vision of the artist, Dale Chihuly. To imagine what this hand made blown-glass art installation wou...
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Colors of Spring

May 05, 2014 - Just one of a passel of pictures that I gathered during our journey throughout the Missouri Botanical Garden, otherwise...
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Illinois Farm and Sky

May 04, 2014 - The rural road was long and mostly flat that day. Off in the distance I could see farm buildings, barns, homes, grain si...
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Soft and Serene

May 03, 2014 - A spring scene of grace and peace. A Weeping Willow tree reflected in the park lagoon, a dash of Redbud blossoms and a p...
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Seeking and Grooming

May 02, 2014 - Two white geese at the lower lagoon of Washington Park. One seeking a morsel of food in the water, one grooming itself a...
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String of Hearts

May 01, 2014 - A string of flowers on a "Bleeding Heart" plant, hang from a branch. A colorful reminder of the season of spring. Magen...
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