Japanese Garden

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-NqZFSqR/A A scenic overlook at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This is one of the great attractions in the St. Louis area. The Missouri Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1859 and began to grow in the European tradition of horticultural display combined with education and the search for new knowledge. Today, 158 years afterContinue reading “Japanese Garden”

The Climatron

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-M9cGm8s/A Built in 1960, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron is an a very remarkable architectural structure. Used as a tropical greenhouse, it is a geodesic dome with no structural support inside. Floating in the reflecting pool are Chihuly glass objects. Chihuly had a display of his artwork in the Gardens and after the show, theseContinue reading “The Climatron”

Climatron in green

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-S5jSktF/A I remember the Climatron, the structure in the background, being built in the late 50’s, early 60’s. It was the first geodesic dome to be used as a conservatory and opened to the public on October 1, 1960 on the grounds of Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The design of the Climatron greenhouse wasContinue reading “Climatron in green”

Garden Glow at the 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 “Garden Glow at the Shaw Home”

Shaw Home Projection

In a unique exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden, graphics were projected onto the Henry Shaw home on the grounds. This sight and sound event was quite an experience. Here photography is allowed but no tripods. A group of us were lucky enough to photograph with tripods so I could capture this photo at night.Continue reading “Shaw Home Projection”

Archways at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flora Borealis

Several times a year the Botanical Garden hosts these extensive displays. Flora Borealis is a dramatic light and sound show that winds around the grounds featuring laser lights and an extensive sound system. I had the opportunity to tour the grounds with other photographers and a special guide that showed us photographic opportunities. If youContinue reading “Archways at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flora Borealis”

Henry Shaw Home

This is the Henry Shaw home on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Every Christmas they transform the park into a “winter wonderland.” Visitors can follow a path through grounds and see one amazing display after another. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-rQftKqg/A

Spectacular view in Ste. Genevieve County

As we head into Fall, a good way to enjoy the nice weather and take in the scenery is to visit a local winery near you. Many of these places are set on high hills or bluffs which provide spectacular views. This photo was taken for from one of Chaumette Winery’s Chalets overlooking farms surroundingContinue reading “Spectacular view in Ste. Genevieve County”