Happy Easter

A wonderful spring scene at the White House Retreat in St. Louis County. This retreat is full of wonderful statues spread over an 80 acre campus allowing visitors to walk the grounds in silent meditation. In addition to the statues, the architecture and views are spectacular.

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.

Waterfall

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Northwoods/i-BKNPS2x/A Here is another photo of Bond Falls in Michigan’s UP. This is a series of falls ind in this one last drop over massive rocks in the end. There has been a lot of rain this season so the rushing water is pretty spectacular. There are paths so that you can walk up alongContinue reading “Waterfall”

Bond Falls

Northern Wisconsin has been my second home since I was 4. Over the past few years I have tried to see something new and Bond Falls was on my list. It did not disappoint. Spectacular Bond Falls, a Michigan Scenic Site, is located on the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River, 10 miles north ofContinue reading “Bond Falls”

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”