Category Archives: Professor Petey Adventures

My five year-old grandson Peter Scott, affectionately known as “Petey,” is a most confident and creative little person. He is very bright and knows everything (just ask him). When he was four he proudly announced that he was much smarter than me. In fact, he may be the only five year-old (in his mind) with advanced degrees.

He leads many secret lives and moves through one escapade after another. Thus was born the “Professor Petey Adventures,” playfully conjured up by Pete, with photos mostly provided by his Mom, and shamelessly embellished by his Papa (me). Join us on an exhilarating trip into the bizarre, the mysterious, and the unknown!

PETITE PIPE ORGAN PUMPER PRACTICES PROGRAM

Professor Virgil (Petey) Fox Scott, renowned child pipe organist, sits at the St. Luke Moeller organ, practicing the Bach Toccata & Fugue in D Minor (also known as the “Ghost & Mr. Chicken” song) for last Halloween. He is now preparing Christmas delights such as the Hallelujah Chorus and Frosty the Snowman. Petey relates that there is much more to playing the organ than

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JUNIOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER STALKS VICIOUS WATER LILY

Famed National Geographic Junior Nature Photographer Petey Scott, scores a rare glimpse of the bizarre and uncommon amorphous water lily (Nymphaeaceae carnivorii). Nymphaeaceae has been investigated systematically for decades in the belief that they represent one of the earliest groups of angiosperms, although the anatomy of these plants is more closely related to that of monocotyledons. Then again, the venation of the leaves would

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ITTY BITTY BOTANIST BRAGS ABOUT BILATERAL BLOSSOMS

Best-known botanist Professor Petey offers an orchid specimen for evaluation. He declines his usual explanation of name origins saying demurely that it comes from the Greek word “orkhis” and that I should look it up as it was something naughty and I was too old for him to tell me. He also offered that the Greek myth of Orchis gives another explanation of the

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