Journal

      Stories of travel, nature and family.

      Dragonflies & Lillies at the Missouri Botanical Garden
      September 15, 2019
      Nature If you have visited my site before, you'll know that I frequent the Missouri Botanical Garden. During Labor Day weekend the Botanical Garden hosts... READ MORE
      2019 Orchid Show – Missouri Botanical Gardens
      August 13, 2019
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      Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve
      June 3, 2019
      Nature Table Rock Lake and the Cottages at Fair Haven Cove As part of our combined birthday celebration this year, we decided to retreat to Southern Missour... READ MORE
      Lifestyle Newborn – Introducing Baylor Mae
      May 27, 2019
      Children What a whirlwind this entire year has been. I cannot believe it is almost June! Sweet Baylor was born two months ago, and I am finally writing about i... READ MORE
      The Climatron Conservatory at the Botanical Gardens
      May 6, 2019
      Nature A prominent feature of the garden, the Climatron Conservatory at the Missouri Botanical Gardens is the world's first geodesic, air-conditioned conserv... READ MORE
      The Flowering Cherries of The Botanical Gardens
      April 30, 2019
      Nature The Missouri Botanical Garden cherry trees are in full bloom! Be sure to visit the Japanese Garden before the blossoms wilt away. Learn more about the... READ MORE
      Missouri Botanical Garden New Member Tour
      April 21, 2019
      Events As a birthday gift to myself this year, I purchased an annual membership to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. To thank new members for joining the garde... READ MORE
      J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
      January 21, 2019
      Nature Despite having visited Sanibel Island more times than any other out-of-state destination, I had never toured the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge... READ MORE
      Sanibel in December, 2018
      January 13, 2019
      Nature Arrival We were thrilled to once again visit Sanibel Island after the holidays to ring in the New Year. After a grueling and mostly sleepless twent... READ MORE
      Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary
      December 8, 2018
      Nature Did you know there are tigers in Missouri? After the Thanksgiving Holiday, we took a little road trip to visit Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, a non-prof... READ MORE
      An Arkansas Ozarks Getaway
      November 1, 2018
      Travel I have loved Northwest Arkansas (NWA) since my first work-related visit to Bentonville in 2015. Since then, we've visited NWA several times for leisur... READ MORE
      The Cleanup Crew : Japonica Amano and Ghost Shrimp
      August 31, 2018
      Nature (A very transparent Ghost Shrimp, pictured above. Its body fades into the black background. Canon 5D MKIV + 100mm f/2.8L IS USM) After the untimely... READ MORE