One of the nicest areas of the Missouri Botanical Garden is the Japanese Garden. The area has flowering trees, a lake and bridge. The Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America and represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. Incorporating carefully designed plantings, waterfalls, beachesContinue reading “Japanese Garden Bridge”
Dogwood Canyon in Lampe, Missouri did not disappoint. The 6.5 miles of paved paths and 9 miles of trails with scenic views were surrounded by Dogwood trees. The sort of canyon/valley has a stream running through it with countless breathtaking waterfalls. Hike, bike or ride, this is a wonderful place to visit!
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-wtrgccZ/A With “stay at home orders” in place from various government entities, it is tough to get some spring photos. Parks and cultural centers are now closed also. However, being the prolific photographer, I have over 57,000 photos stored on my computer, many of them not processed. This gives me the opportunity to find newContinue reading “Chihuly Gate”
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-rMJp4RM/A A gem in St. Louis is our Botanical Garden. Also known as the Missouri Botanical Garden, it is a showcase for all sorts of plant life from small flowers to mature trees; water based pants to tropical flowers; and theme areas such as their Japanese Garden. These Red Buds make a nice spring sceneContinue reading “Spring at the Climatron”
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-8DpxzTX/A A nice shot of Missouri Botanical Garden’s Japanese Garden. Spring in Missouri is very colorful with flowing Dogwood, Redbud, Cherry Trees and Magnolias. Use a wide angle lens to get a photo like this. For this scene, you cannot get back far enough to include the whole lake without adding unwanted elements to theContinue reading “Japanese Garden”
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-wKGJpWB/A Happy Spring! While our local botanical garden is closed (but pictured here), I am seeing people out walking and enjoying the outdoors. In our area the cherry blossoms and magnolias are all open. In my neighborhood the streets are lined with flowing trees luring people out into the fresh air.
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”
Early fall seems to be a good time to find Sunflowers in Door County. This is a field at the Wood Orchard Market in Egg Harbor. The market is busy with all kinds of home made food and other things.
Fountain in St. Louis’ City Garden. This area is full of interesting sculptures, water features and lighting. This is one of those fountains that is always changing and at night, the lighting adds another dimension. Located in the central downtown area it is fun just to pass through it while going from one event toContinue reading “City Garden”
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-h4DXF8B/A No, this tree is not on fire! Even though it looks like it is about to explode, this is part of the laser light show projection. Watching this you will see the “fire” engulf the tree and then other patterns will appear and suddenly vanish. In the end, it is just the tree standingContinue reading “Burning Tree”