Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Summer So Far

Summer is great. There is always something happening. It's also wonderful to be outside and do next to nothing. Sitting in my yard reading or writing is one of my favorite summer past times.

 I live near Forest Park which means the zoo is a few minutes away, as well as The Muny and The Jewel Box.  This glorious peacock wanders the grounds of the zoo.
 This summer we visited the sting rays of Caribbean Cove.
 The Missouri Botanical Gardens is another wonderful place to be in the summer. On Wednesday evenings people fill the garden to listen to music at the Whittaker Jazz Festival.

 I took this photo as I was leaving. The glass Chihuly pieces were glowing in the entry pond.
 Summertime is softball time. My oldest granddaughter has become quite a good player. Way better than I ever was.
 Some play ball and others just play.

 The granddaughters and I go to the Muny every year. This year's choice was The Little Mermaid. The reviews are in. It is claimed to be " the best we've seen." It is a joyous production.
 The colonnade and entry at the front of the Muny grounds. Beautiful. The Muny has been producing outdoor theater in St Louis since 1919.
 In my neighborhood on the morning of the 4th of July is the Macklind Mile. A down hill run enjoyed by old and young alike.
 There a groups for various ages and running times. These kids were amazing.
 A few ride the run.

You have to love a runner in a tutu.
It's been a great summer so far and there's more to come.

1 comment:

  1. You have been busy! I'm feeling like a bump on a log. Makes me ponder what I'm missing out on.