Since I used the Image of the Day post for my Halloween greeting, I thought I would add this bonus image today. This is a Meyer Lemon growing outdoors at the Missouri Botanical Garden about three weeks ago. I visited the Garden again over the past weekend and the tropical or semi-tropical plants like these had been moved indoors for the winter (which is probably a good thing because temperatures in St. Louis have hovered around freezing for the last week […]
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Crowd at the Balloon Glow, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, September 14, 2012
In the 1800’s Henry Shaw founded what would later become the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Garden grounds still contain many historical structures built and used by Mr. Shaw. This is the facde of one of those historic buildings.
Tropical Water Lily, Missouri Botanical Garden – Each summer the Garden has the tropical lilies of various types and colors in fountains throughout the Garden. This summer they were limited to one large fountain in the Carver Garden because of the Lantern Festival but still offered many photo opportunities. At the end of the summer, the fountains are drained and the lilies moved to more temperate locations so that they can survive the winter and be returned again the next […]
Balloon inflation. After the envelope (what most of us call the balloon) is mostly filled with air at ambient temperature, then the air must be heated for the balloon to stand erect and, ultimately, fly. Here the balloonist is using the flames from his two burners to start the heating process. At the Balloon Glow, Great Forest Park Balloon Race, September 14, 2012.