Sunday, November 29, 2009

Jan's Monarch

This is really an image of a Monarch Butterfly from our fledgling butterfly garden on
some tall asters. It almost looks like a water color painting.

We have had our first frost and this will be the final Flower for the Day for the grand and glorious year -
2009. 11-29-09

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Flower Guys Birthday

The Flower Guy had his 74th birthday today. Jan came up
with a very nice cake with beautiful and tasty flowers on it.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Granite Countertop

Today we finally chose our new kitchen granite countertop which
is called Crema Bordeaux and is from Brazil. 11-20-09

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Suit

On the way to my brother Bob's Memorial
service I remembered I had forgotten to pack
my suit. Here I am in my new suit which was
purchased off the \rack the day before the service.

Bob's Memorial

On Saturday November 19 we all met in Marietta Georgia
for Bob's Memorial Service.I celebrated the occasion by forgetting
my suit. I now have a new suit. I spoke as did my cousin Lee and
the 4 orphans. It was an inspiring funeral fiesta. Here are some images
of the home my dad grew up in with his father Moultrie McKinney Sessions
and his mother Jane Drake Sessions.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gnome Tipping

Last night the raccoons played the gnome tipping game with
Happy. Once tipped, gnomes are unable to right themselves.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Celosia Bush

This bush, a variant of the usual Coxcomb single stem
plant has come up each year for some time. It seems to
re-seed itself as it arises within a 4-5 foot area near the
previous one.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Four Leaf Clover

"I'm looking over a four leaf clover
that I overlooked before ...." Typically a lucky find, this
one was even more so. My wife Jan was following a
spray painted line on the ground at Laumeier Sculpture
Park when she saw this apparently red four leaf clover.
It was really a red spray painted clover in a field of green
which she photographed.

Irish legend says that each leaflet has special meaning:
1- Fame 2- Wealth 3- Love & 4- Health.
We have high hopes that these qualities will inundate us
with success in all these domains.

Dr. Robert Thomas Sessions

My big bro' Bob died today in Marietta Georgia after
an extended illness. He was a beacon for my life. His
was a life of integrity. His word was impeccable. He led
by example. I would follow him anywhere and did. The
top photo shows Bob in RMNP with the Lawn Lake flood
washout and the other photo shows Bob with the Mummy
Range in the background (November 2006).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Morning Glory

Jan's dead Morning Glory Vine started blooming again
about 10 feet off the ground.
Happy VD (Veteran's Day) from a Happy Veteran.

November Hike

Jan and I took a hike on a warm and sunny November day. We went to West Tyson
which is our favorite St. Louis county park and is west of us. There are beautiful
hilly trails in a hardwood forest. All the creek beds are dry. 11-11-09

Monday, November 9, 2009

Knockout Rose

This is the most amazing rose ever. I previously
sent a picture of a rose from this bush in early May of this year.
It has been blooming steadily ever since. An unbelievable bang
for the buck. These pictures were taken this week.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The flower for the day is not a flower but rather
an interesting phenomenon that I photographed
several days ago. As I was coming downstairs from the
computer room I noticed the image of these 2 ghost bunnies
sitting in the front yard as seen through the dining room
window. At this time of year the sun is very low in the horizon
and as it shines through the glass sliding door in the family
room it can go directly through the breakfast room to the
dining room window where it has bounced off the dining room
window reflecting back to the family room at a strange angle
and the reflected light hits a classic white iron rabbit of my
fathers and this is shown as a double reflection in the dining
room window. I was able to take two images and the sun
then moved disappearing the ghosts. I'll let you work out the

Monday, November 2, 2009


Sedum erythrosticium variegatum. In the stonecrop genus
of the Crassulaceae Family. This succulent has water storing
This plant was a gift to Jan from an elderly lady gardener
in the 1970's. It has been slow to grow but is very hardy.