Category Archives: Baseball

Roadtrip! Hawaii!

Hawaii???

Not quite. A roadtrip to Iowa for a baseball tournament in late June. She kept saying “when will we be in Hawaii?” Iowa, Hawaii…I guess its the vowels and W’s.

Baseball boy

Sand volleyball court next to the fields (not a Hawaiian beach)

Sandy toes

Safe!

Baseball dads

Burlington, IA

Mississippi River (not the Pacific)

This town had a VIDEO STORE!!! haha

Hideous building, but the sign’s kind of cool looking

This statue of liberty has had a rough go of it.

Riverside auditorium

Tigers

Pitching

And that’s the end of baseball season!

Springing, Swinging

Withering tulip

Old, new

Spy Garden 4.10.17: in an effort to not be a perfectionist I have not cropped out the neighbor’s trashcans or the powerlines (which I normally do: is that crazy?! hahaah)

And is it really perfectionism or just creating a harmonious composition?!

Harvesting…

Lots of edible wild things; dandelions and their greens, henbit, violets, dock (made into a delicious salad)

Keeping the asparagus patch well-picked

Love how these tulips look even when withering away

Loads of garlic; in this shot you can see an older (probably 3 year old) garlic plant in the foreground and then one and two year old plants in the background

Young spring garlic (used the same as regular garlic, just not in clove form yet!)

Tomatoes!

It is very early for tomatoes to go in the ground so I left some inside under the grow lights but since it has been so warm and I had so many seedlings I went ahead and risked it; so we’ll see! Our average last frost date is April 21st but it has been a very mild winter.

New sights on the same old trails

Old kiln

May Apple I

May Apple II

Garden ready for planting

Dogwood

“Are those even real?”

Cardinal (female)

Chattering male Cardinal saying “GO CARDS!”

Opening week at Busch Stadium!

I hadn’t been to a game in a few years and it was so cool to see this; I once worked at Perficient! (a local IT company)

One of his friends got to throw out the first pitch!

Cardinal-red tulip

Ballpark village (seen from inside the stadium)

Another view of the Perficient Perch

More Cardinal red!

Lots of blue down there (Cubs fans)

We sat with his baseball team and who knew 11 year olds were so skilled in trash-talking! Ha!

Tigers opening week!

Tigers colors!

Playing third base

Happy Spring; hope your week is off to a good start!

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

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