Monday, July 29, 2013

The Garden

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Phlox, My Phavorites

                                    Backyard phlox ... the stalk variety... in full summer finery.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Neighborhood Revival

Homes in Historic Northeast range from the grand to the simple..  a lot of homes are being renovated in all the neighborhoods.  Above, Independence Plaza, below, Indian Mound.

                                                      Above and below, Independence Plaza.

                                              Above, Independence Plaza... two below, Lykins.

                                            Above and below, Lykins.
                                         Below, subdivided into apartments, Sheffield.

Monday, July 8, 2013

"Just Me" Visits "Hyperblogal" Tourism Ensues

 Part of the fun of blogging is getting to meet fellow bloggers.  It's a little like reading a book that you like and then getting to meet the characters.   Donna has written her "Just Me" blog for years now.  She has frequent posts on it and Facebook.   Her husband Cliff is now retired and enjoys reading blog entries himself.  She spent part of her childhood in Harlem on the north side of the Missouri River and has fond memories of crossing the river on the ASB Bridge... she has always wanted to visit the bridge again and today was the day.  First stop was the pedestrian bridge over the very active railroad tracks... at least four trains passed while we were down by the river.

 On the observation deck overlooking the Missouri River above, and, below, Donna standing by the water level marks for major floods.... bottom, 1951, middle 1844, top 1993.

 Cliff is remarkably curious about how things work... and he pointed out many things that made the visit really interesting...

 Above, the concrete counterweights.... the middle section of the bridge can be raised to allow taller ships to pass under.

We ended up at Harry's Country Club in front of a naked bar picture..... great food and super company.... I had to come home after lunch, they headed to City Hall to see the view from the top.

High School Renewal

Built in 1914, Northeast High School is receiving all new windows and is-finally-being air conditioned.