A friend has sent me a suggestion: stop and smell the roses!. That’s helpful metaphorical advice - and, remarkably enough, good literal advice, too. The roses are still blooming outside of City Hall’s Tucker Street entrance - an early winter’s gift from the volunteers and employees who planted flowers here last spring.
Why are there still rose blooms in St. Louis on December 2? My correspondent suspects that City Hall probably produces enough hot air to create a special Zone 7 microclimate - a kind of urban oasis.
Maybe Urban Roots should try planting pineapples next year?