Site Under Construction

Well now, www.pluckandlights.com is being raised up from www.pluckandlights.blogspot.com. This may take some time while I figure out the platform and finish some professional obligations. READ MORE

City Garden Fountain

It’s the beginning of Katie’s last week in St. Louis. On Friday we had a farewell dinner with her coworkers and last night we held a dinner party with friends. As per usual,... READ MORE

HDR ME ASAP

Where has Pluck and Lights been? Is she dead? Asleep, maybe, but not dead. This blog was originally conceived as a ‘daily photo’ blog. In that regard it’s become a failure over the... READ MORE

Barkus_3

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I’ve been sitting here for a few minutes trying to figure out something clever to say without being wordy. It’s been difficult though because Larry has been over in the corner licking his paws with the regularity of a ticking clocked— he’s … Continued

Barkus_2

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Oh, the things people do to their dogs. I typed in, “how do you dye your poodle pink?” into google and found a YouTube video on how its done. The method involves water, food coloring, a spray bottle and your dog … Continued

Barkus_1

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I missed another posting last night so I’m going to backdate to keep my record untarnished. It’s OK, I know what I’m doing, I won’t get caught. Last night’s post didn’t make it because I’ve been nose-to-the-grindstone over the past week … Continued

To The Dogs

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It’s late, and I’ve been going since 5:30 this morning. Before sitting down to type this I had butchered my way through 30-odd pounds of meat. Squishy work, but we have raw meat processed and portioned for over a month … Continued

StL Wildlife

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Even though Elvis predates my sideburns by over half a century I’ve had the sideburns much longer than I’ve appreciated his music. They are not a homage to the King. Regardless, Elvis is my current music obsession. Well, obsession is the … Continued

Marshal Law

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The St. Louis Mardi Gras parade employed several parade marshals, such as the man above, whose only function seemed to be picking up beads off the street to re-fling them into the crowd. They each had a special pole for purpose. … Continued

Hot Wheels

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I was reading today about how long a human head lives after it has been removed by a guillotine. Unsurprisingly, modern-dispassionate study on this fascinating topic is sparse. Old accounts, of course, are unreliable and amount to little more than … Continued

Superfly 2

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I was dressed rather conservatively for Mardi Gras save my over-sized mirrored teashades. The glasses provided barrier against airborne beads and splashed beer. Safety first.   

Samedi Gras

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Hard couple of days. There are photos to share from Saturday’s St. Louis Mardi Gras parade, they will be leaking out over the next couple of days.