Lone Lily

A lone lily in the reflecting pools around the Jewel Box in Forest Park. The Jewel Box is a display greenhouse in the park with flower gardens surrounding it. For more photos from the Jewel Box and Forest park visit: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Forest-Park/

Echinacea

Coneflowers at Forest Park’s Jewel Box. This is an area around the Jewel Box’s reflecting pools and one of Forest Park’s very scenic areas. I wanted to say something about this flower for this post but had little idea what it was. With the magic of Google, I looked up “daisy with big center” andContinue reading “Echinacea”

Lilies

Forest Park’s Jewel Box green house has three reflection pools which are filled with various types of lilies like these. The whole area was buzzing with Dragonflies so capturing on in a photo like this was not very difficult. I have been visiting this landmark for 65 years and in never ceases to be interesting.Continue reading “Lilies”

Jewel Box

There are a lot of cool things in Forest Park and this is one. The Jewel Box was dedicated Nov. 14, 1936 and cost about $117,000, with about 45 percent coming from Public Works Administration (WPA) funds. It was designed by city engineer William C. E. Becker and Robert Paulus Construction Co. was the contractor.Continue reading “Jewel Box”