I’d say that the Missouri Botanical Gardens is one of my favorite places in St. Louis. It’s a nice size – not too big where you’d have to spend an entire day to see, and not too small where you’d get bored within minutes. So, I was thrilled to make one last hurrah at the beautiful gardens during senior week:
They’re getting ready for the Lantern Festival…
We arrived a little after sunset. It really beats me why they scheduled this event in the evening – so that we can’t see each other or the flowers?? At least I squeezed in a few shots during blue hour:
Once it got completely dark, it was kind of fun (and spooky) to wander into little hideaways and paths to find who-knows-what. On one of these treks, Maddie spotted these funny-shaped flowers:
And we eventually ended up under a little pagoda where we sat discussing important things like Game of Thrones.
I left out one more reason why the garden is so special to me – it also brings back fond memories of times I spent with some of my favorite people. I only have good memories of being in this place! In a way, I’ve unlocked the secret of time travel, haven’t I?
Have you ever been to the botanical gardens? What is your favorite park/garden?
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