Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, And Not Too Busy

Not that I'm complaining, but this week Mother Nature can't make up her mind which month it is. The temperature has been more like mid-October than mid-November, with highs in the upper 60s F. That will change later today, when a cold front comes through and bumps those highs down to the upper 40s tomorrow.

Hubby Tony and I decided to take advantage of the warmth and visit the Missouri Botanical Garden. Although there was very little in bloom, the Japanese Garden still had some beautiful color.

We arrived shortly after the gardens opened at 9 am. On our way out of the visitor's center we noticed a sign for a docent-led walking tour at 10 and decided to take advantage of it. Tony and I made one lap around the grounds on our own before heading back to he visitor's center. Unlike some of our other trips to the garden, the weather today was perfect for strolling. And probably because most plants are past their blooming stage there were very few people there.

Back in the visitor's center the tour guide was standing right next to the sign. No one else showed up, so for the next hour we got a personalized tour. The docent pointed out some of his favorite areas and shared interesting tidbits about the garden's history. At the end of the tour he encouraged us to come back for the Garden Glow (a holiday nighttime illuminated stroll) or any of the member events.

Five years ago today: Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas

11 comments:

  1. Looks lovely and peaceful there.

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  2. This was a great day to do that. Especially this morning.

    Sixty five years ago, before the garden was 'the garden', we used to ride our bikes over to a hole in the fence on Magnolia and then ride around inside.

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  3. Your photo looks like beautiful painting!

    Congrats on getting your very own docent tour. 😊

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    1. Thanks. Cell phone cameras are getting better, but still a poor substitute for the real thing.

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  4. Lucky you, both the nice weather and the personal tour. It's not been really cold here, but very windy.

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    1. Wind (or lack of) can make such a difference in how it feels.

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  5. Go when it has snowed! Breathtaking!!

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