Thursday, May 16, 2013

Missouri Botanical Garden

We recently decided to go check out the Missouri Botanical Garden.  I wasn't sure the girls would enjoy it.  Looking at plants just doesn't hold the same appeal as going to ride roller coasters.  But Emily had been on a field trip to a botanical garden with her Biology classmates and had actually been pestering us to take her again.  So off we went!

One of the first things you see when you walk in is this amazing glass sculpture hanging thingy.  It is incredible.  The bottom portion is clear glass.  It gets bluer (more blue?) as it goes until the top is made completely of  deep blue glass.  It looks like a giant plant.  The clear part is the root under ground and the blue part is the flower.  At least that's what it looked like to me.

Close-up of the "roots"


Even closer close-up of the roots.

Even if you are not huge fan of plants, there are plenty of other things to see there.

Like these sculptures!

And even these cool glass sculptures.

Some of the sculptures declined to be kissed.


But other sculptures are up for a good game of patty cake.

This is a really nifty area inside a greenhouse.  It had some cool Moroccan style tiles and fountains as well as this roman style entrance.  I can't believe no one got more pictures of this!

I know that the girls took pictures of this area but I can't find them.  Katie and Emily each had a camera.  Katie took over 100 photos and Emily took almost 300!  I had to buy her a new SD card while we were there.  GG and Leonard were with us and I can't find one photo with them in it!

(eta:  I just found this photo showing some of the tiles and a fountain)
 
Oh wait, if you look back at the photo of Katie playing patty cake, you can see GG and Leonard in the background looking at a map.

But I do have a picture of this leaf.

And this knot hole.

And stuff.

Fence

More leaves

Wall

Bark


Flower

Bees making honey.


Girls who forget to take pictures of people.

And now for your viewing pleasure, here is but a small portion of the photos the girls took on this outing.  If I can remember how to make a slideshow, I'll upload a lot more and you can pretend you are at the garden with us!
















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