Are you ready for Christmas?

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-gshRcLf/A This is one of my favorite scenes at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Every Christmas season they decorate the grounds for an event called the “Garden Glow.” As always this is an extravaganza of sights and sounds. You can follow the trails around the grounds for one amazing holiday scene after another.Continue reading “Are you ready for Christmas?”

Henry Shaw Home

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-GrL5ZPS/A Henry Shaw inhabited the west wing of this house, which boasts ceilings over 12 feet high downstairs and over 15 feet high upstairs. Authentic deep moldings and ornate woodwork are unique to the original structure. The east side was the servants’ wing in Shaw’s time. The house has undergone many changes over the years.Continue reading “Henry Shaw Home”

Lantern Festival

Missouri’s Botanical Garden every year hosts their Lantern Festival. This is a massive exhibit of Chinese art. Here is a photo from the 2012 exhibit. Watch over the next few weeks for photos from the 2015 exhibit. http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-86xqfLc/A

Henry Shaw Home

Here is one more photo from Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Garden Glow.” This is Henry Shaw’s home on the Botanical Garden grounds. The grounds are decorated with light displays for the holiday season (see previous posts). http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-GrL5ZPS/A

The road to the Climatron

Like the road to OZ, this scenic path is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Glow exhibit. Sections of the grounds are decorated with lights and are open to the public to wander wherever they wanted. This is a three shot HDR photo processed in Photmatix and Lightroom. Except for light displays, the pathsContinue reading “The road to the Climatron”