Sunday, September 19, 2010

Missouri Botanical Garden - one of my favorite places

Last weekend, we had company visiting from out of town. As I always do when I have out-of-town visitors, I took them to the Missouri Botanical Garden. And why wouldn't I? Within walking distance of our house, it is one of my favorite places not only in St. Louis, but one of my favorite places, period. I didn't take many photos this trip, but I did get kind of fixated on dragonflies in the lily pond facing the Climatron. Here are a few of the shots. As always, click for larger view:
Pond with Dale Chihuly glass orbs
Black lily pond, which faces the Climatron at one end and a beautiful little glassed-in pavilion at the other.

Tropical water lily with dragonfly
Dragonfly perched on a tropical water lily

Waterlilies and dragonfly

Dragonfly and fallen comrade
Dragonfly with what I think is the ecto-skeleton of one of his comrades.

Dragonfly arc

Elsewhere in the Garden:
MOBOT Chinese Garden
The peaceful and meditative Chinese Garden. One of my favorite spots.

green bud with spider web
Green bud festooned with a spider web

scarlet coneflower
Scarlet-red coneflower

If you are ever in St. Louis...

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