How is the weekend going so far? Since today was a holiday and had a cool (for St. Louis in July) morning, I decided to go to one of my favorite places, Missouri Botanical Gardens.
They have an art installation throughout the gardens with sheet metal origami pieces and I’ve been wanting to see it for about a month. I really enjoyed it! Highly recommend if you happen to be in the area.
I love going to the gardens, it’s my favorite place in St. Louis. I feel like I’m seeing an old friend every time I visit. I have certain paths that I know I’ll see certain trees on. Today I got there close to opening time and with low visitor volume because of the holiday, it was pretty empty. I sat in the Chinese Garden for a solid 15 minutes in complete solitude and enjoyed hearing the water features and bees buzzing around. I’ve never been able to do that before, it was so awesome!
The daylily garden was in full bloom too, and that’s always one of my favorite things to see. It’s a massive riot of color seeing the various kinds of lilies blooming along the pathways.
I also heard some really mouthy robins when I was near one of the bulb gardens. Oh they were definitely harassing a BIG red-tailed hawk. Like I looked up in a tree I was walking under and there was the bird about 20 feet away. I guess maybe there was a nest nearby and they were trying to draw the hawk away?