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:
Black lily pond, which faces the Climatron at one end and a beautiful little glassed-in pavilion at the other.
Dragonfly perched on a tropical water lily
Dragonfly with what I think is the ecto-skeleton of one of his comrades.
Elsewhere in the Garden:
The peaceful and meditative Chinese Garden. One of my favorite spots.
Green bud festooned with a spider web
If you are ever in St. Louis...