Category Archives: Cardinal Baseball

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!

Gardening Night at Busch Stadium

The Cards have various theme nights throughout the season; so OF COURSE, we had to go to Gardening Night (sponsored by the Missouri Botanical Garden). We arrived early to check out the new Ballpark Village…

Walking up to Ballpark Village

Walking up to Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village

Inside Ballpark Village

Inside Ballpark Village

You can see the stadium from most every angle of Ballpark Village!

You can see the stadium from most every angle of Ballpark Village!

Ballpark Village (seen from inside the ballpark); it's like an extension of the stadium!

Ballpark Village (seen from inside the ballpark); it’s like an extension of the stadium!

Outside the baseball museum in Ballpark Village

Outside the baseball museum in Ballpark Village

Grabbing a bite to eat at Ballpark Village before the game (with a great view of the stadium!)

Grabbing a bite to eat at Ballpark Village before the game (with a great view of the stadium!)

Views around the ballpark

Views around the ballpark

Once inside the ballpark we immediately went to claim our…

Garden Gnomes!

Garden Gnomes!

View from our seats

View from our seats

Pre-game (can you spy the gnome?)

Pre-game (can you spy the gnome?)

There he is!

There he is!

Gnome Run!

Gnome Run!

Matt Holiday

Matt Holiday

Beautiful Night for Baseball

Beautiful Night for Baseball

Cards Fans

Cards Fans

Go Cards!

Go Cards!

Of course, I had to find something that belongs in a garden! This was a HUGE beetle!

Of course, I had to find something that belongs in a garden! This was a HUGE beetle!

But most importantly…

They won!

They won!

The Spy <3s Baseball

While I dream of spring in the garden, the Spy dreams of spring baseball.

The Spy's favorite baseball player of all time

The Spy’s favorite baseball player of all time

History of the Cards’ logos:

cards list1 (500x377)cards list2 (500x374)cards list3 (500x379)cards list4 (500x372)cards list5 (500x355) (2)Which is your favorite? I kind of like the 1962-1982 since it’s the only one with an accessory (the hat) haha.

Our browser’s search terms history:

Things googled by the Spy haha

Things googled by the Spy haha

Fortunately, Santa brought the Spy a lot of cool baseball/Cardinal’s gear to entertain him until spring little league season begins!