Monthly Archives: May 2015

Spy Garden Summer Begins

Summer Thyme!

Summer Thyme!

Showing how tall the great burdock is! The roots are edible and are popular in Asian cuisine. And you can also see the need for edging the borders in this photo!

Showing how tall the great burdock is! The roots are edible and are popular in Asian cuisine. And you can also see the need for edging the borders in this photo!

Shelly 25 Black Quinoa

Shelly 25 Black Quinoa

Close-up

Close-up (of love-in-a-mist/Nigella)

Picking a dandelion (from left are purple asters, wild strawberries and rue)

Picking a dandelion (from left are purple asters, wild strawberries and rue)

Garlic Scape

Garlic Scape

Iridescent wings

Iridescent wings

Rue

Rue

The yellow wasp matches the "Herb of Grace" (Rue)

The yellow wasp matches the “Herb of Grace” (Rue)

Kulli Black Incan Corn

Kulli Black Incan Corn

Kulli Black Incan Corn foliage close-up

Kulli Black Incan Corn foliage close-up

Another close-up

Another close-up

Bambi!

Bambi!

Spy Garden Sky

Spy Garden Sky

Baby in the garden

Baby in the garden

Ready to...

Ready to…

Swing!

Swing!

Weeeee!

Weeeee!

Floridian Fish (in Missouri!)

Floridian Fish (in Missouri!)

Orach

Orach

Playing "Family Fish"

Playing “Family Fish”

Fish head

Fish head

Face...

Face…

Paint

Paint

Painted shirt haha

Painted shirt haha

Insect ID anyone? (on milkweed)

Insect ID anyone? (on milkweed)

Marigold (there are many varieties in the garden)

Marigold (there are many varieties in the garden)

Firepit

Firepit

Heading off for a hike across the street

Heading off for a hike across the street

And over here we have...

And over here we have…

this swing!

this swing!

Weeeee!

Weeeee!

Summer Brunch

Summer Brunch

Crayons

Crayons

Catwalk

Catwalk

1/2 Pint

1/2 Pint

Fred...

Fred…

Bird

Bird

Lewis & Clark...

Lewis & Clark…

& Seaman the dog, the only animal to complete the whole trip from the Atlantic to Pacific coast and back)

& Seaman the dog, the only animal to complete the whole trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast and back with Lewis & Clark)

Another...

Another…

Sculpture (these are in St. Charles, MO)

Statue (these are in St. Charles, MO)

Caboose

Caboose

Happy Summer!

Oh! I have a favor to ask. Would you please send an email to support our friends who own some llamas and alpacas (as seen here on Spy Garden)? Shoot an email to twoerther@cityofwildwood.com and ask him (impeccable manners, please!) for the Wier’s llamas (and alpacas) to be allowed to stay in Wildwood.

If you would like you can also call 636.458.0440 to share your support of these gentle creatures being allowed to stay at their current abode. You can also sign a petition here:

Change. org: Allow Julie Wier to keep her llamas and alpaca’s on her property in Wildwood, MO

Here’s more info about these llamas (and alpacas!)…

Wier World Llamas & Alpacas

Llama Drama in Wildwood (Fox 2 News)

Wier’s Llamas in the St. Louis Post Dispatch

Thanks for your support! Hope you all had a nice weekend!

May Days

Love-in-a-mist flowers

Love-in-a-mist flowers

Spring Thyme!

Spring Thyme!

Some type of succulent?

Some type of succulent?

Smoochie, Dexie, Baby

Smoochie, Dexie, Baby

Celosia (looks like a poinsetta!)

Celosia (looks like a poinsetta!)

Lots of...

Lots of…

blackberries growing!

blackberries growing!

Baby in the garden

Baby in the garden

Knockout roses

Knockout roses

Watching...

Watching…

Baseball (see who's pitching?)

Baseball (see who’s pitching?)

#7

#7

Pitching

Pitching

Pitching

Pitching

Coaching

Coaching

Pitching

Pitching

Baseball Panorama Field #7

Baseball Panorama Field #7

Our street

Our street

Orach

Orach

Orach leaves are so deeply pigmented!

Orach leaves are so deeply pigmented!

Celosia

Celosia

Stump spiral

Stump spiral

Yellow wonder strawberry

Yellow wonder strawberry

These have a great tropical flavor

These have a great tropical flavor

Entitled: A Great Day for Statistics

Entitled: “A Great Day for Statistics”

Wide Mouth

“Wide Mouth” haha

Copperhead belt?

Copperhead belt?

Snakeskin

Snakeskin

Even beheaded, the face is quite animated

Even beheaded, the face is quite animated

Copperhead Totem

Copperhead Totem

Final Project was a movie about animals that live in the forest at Baby's school (that's Baby on screen pointing out deer tracks)

Baby’s final school project was a movie about animals that live in the forest at Baby’s school (that’s Baby on screen pointing out deer tracks)

Schools Out!

Schools Out!

At the creek

At the creek

So relaxing!

So relaxing!

Swimming

Swimming

Bank

Bank

Splash

Splash

Dexie

Dexie

Rocks

Rocks

Catching tadpoles

Catching tadpoles

Jumping

Jumping

Creek

Creek

Creek

Creek

Dexie

Dexie

Large rocks on a bluff above

Large rocks on a bluff above

Spring fed creek

Spring fed creek

Missouri River

Missouri River

Bridge

Bridge

A note…

Last day of school...

Last day of school…

lol

lol

Stylin

Stylin

First day of...

First day of…

summer break!

summer break!

At brunch

At brunch

Shopping

Shopping

DIY...

DIY…

Basketball...

Basketball…

Hoop

Hoop

Hahhaha

Hahhaha

Playing...

Playing…

"Family fish"

“Family fish”

Garden fish

Garden fish

Tarwi Q'Ollo (similar to a white bean)

Tarwi Q’Ollo (similar to a white bean)

Hope you all have a great memorial day weekend!

Happy Friday!

Cardinal on a little arch-shaped branch. So St. Louis!

Cardinal on a little arch-shaped branch. So St. Louis!

Meyer Lemon

Meyer Lemon

Orach (like magenta spinach)

Orach (like magenta spinach)

Toad (released soon after this picture;)

Toad (released soon after this picture;)

Weeeee!

Weeeee!

Blackberry Blossoms

Blackberry Blossoms

Snake Tree on the left and Spy Garden on the right

Snake Tree on the left and Spy Garden on the right

Spy Garden panorama

Spy Garden panorama

Elephant Ear

Elephant Ear

From left: asparagus, great burdock and garlic

From left: asparagus, great burdock and garlic

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe

Inchworm

Inchworm

Garden Desk/Garden Corner Office!

Garden Desk/Garden Corner Office!

Spring in Spy Garden means baseball season!

Ahhhh, baseball!

Ahhhh, baseball!

Warming up

Warming up

Fields

Fields

Dugout

Dugout

View of the game from the playground

View of the game from the playground

Pitching

Pitching

#7

#7