Chihuly Gate

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”

Spring at the Climatron

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”

Japanese Garden

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”

Spring is here

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.

Morning on the Mississsippi

Early morning on the Mississippi. This is a scene from a retreat facility in southern St. Louis County. Set on a bluff above the river, the view extends for miles. Those that get up early enough, are rewarded by this spectacular scene. This was taken at: 17mm, ISO 320, f2.8, 1/125sec. This s a threeContinue reading “Morning on the Mississsippi”

Cherry Tree Blossoms

My wife and I took an Easter Weekend walk around the Missouri Botanical Garden. As usual the Japanese Garden was spectacular. Early blooming trees provided the color and in the next few weeks the Tulips and other ground cover be out. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-wKGJpWB/A

Daffodils in early Spring

More Springtime Daffodils. This time from St. Louis’ Forest Park. As I have stated before, this is one of America’s largest and most beautiful urban parks. Be sure to click on the links to see more photos of the park if you have not been there before! Here is a scene of the Park’s suspensionContinue reading “Daffodils in early Spring”

Spring in the Garden

In an urban area in St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden offers beautiful floral settings, interesting gardens and fantastic landscapes. Here are some Redbud trees with the Climatron in the background. http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-rMJp4RM/A