Sunday, June 12, 2011

For your enjoyment

Last week we took a day trip to St. Louis to visit The Jewel Box in Forest Park and the Missouri Botanical Garden.  It was a gorgeously HOT day.  Since I took over 100 pictures, I thought I’d share a few with you.  I hope you enjoy the photos of the beautiful gardens as much as we did.

15 comments:

ChicagoLady said...

Beautiful set of pictures, Punkn! Despite the heat, it looks like a very relaxing place to visit.

AliceKay said...

I enjoyed visiting those places in Missouri thru your eyes (and your lens). Beautiful scenery and great shots. (i loved the slideshow) :) Thank you!

When Karen and I went to Huntsville in 2005, we went to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. It was a hot, sunny day there, too, and we got a little sunburnt and overheated, but the beauty of the area was worth it. I think I have that set in my Flickr account, but I'm not positive. Will have to check that out sometime.

Thanks again for the slideshow. I loved it.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What a beautiful video! I am going to take your word for it, that all the flowers are correctly named. Becasue I don't have a clue what most of them were!
I really enyoyed your visit there, it's been 39 years since I was there in person.

That corgi :) said...

its beautiful Deanna! It looks really huge! Do you know how many acres it encompasses? I like how it is laid out too with the walking trails! So very nice; I could imagine spending a lot of time there enjoying it all! I liked the fish (poi?) in the pond!!

sounds like a wonderful destination for a day trip!

betty

Toriz said...

I'm glad you enjoyed! :)

Joyce Kay said...

Those are some beautiful pictures. Does it cost to go there? Would it be a good place to take kids? We live in Missouri and have never been there. I'm looking for some fun but cheap summer fun for my family that includes 5 kids.

Rita said...

Loved the slide show--and the music! What a beautiful place. It does look peaceful--like you could wander and stop and sit all day. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!! :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Wonderful photos, Deanna! Enjoyed the tour. Thanks for sharing.

Texas Gal said...

well darn it! everytime I click on the video I get an error :( I'll try again later. I do know that when we went to Bush Gardens (busch?) in Florida back in 78 It was gorgeous so I can imagine St. Louis has one that beautiful. Maybe when we move up to the St. Lawrence Valley I can get my son to take me to St Louis to see them myself :)

Intense Guy said...

Beeeeeeee-you-teee-ful!!

I love botanical gardens.

..I hope you sat in the shade and did some unwinding...

Lynn said...

Very beautiful I would love to see that in person thanks so much for sharing it with everyone, I hope you have a happy weekend HUGS!

Queenie Jeannie said...

WOW!! What a magnificent place to visit! You took some amazing photos too!!!! Loved the slideshow!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Oh, isn't The Jewel Box just truly one of the bestest jewels of St. Lou? The Art Museum, Forest Park and the Zoo! I had to go back to St. Lou the first week of June for a DR.'s appointment and we drove all thru that area. It was very hot and sticky when we went so we stayed in the car. We did walk Des Peres Park a favorite too. the Gate House, the stone work!!! And I had forgotten about the Rock Garden with the beautiful textures from raking. Beautiful shots Deanna made even better with Somewhere Over the Rainbow. WHO is singing it????? Fun this morning :) It's gonna be beautiful here in MissouREE today!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I think I just found out! Is it Israel Kamakawiwo Ole'? Beautiful makes me all teary in only the best way.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Love it! On *my* list of possible day trips for this summer. Not a priority for the hubs.. but we shall see ;) I also love your choice for background music. Thanks so much for sharing your visit! It's been many years since I've been there. -Tammy