The Linnean House–August

Tonight we had a rare evening look at the Linnean House while we waited for our entrance to Flora Borealis:

 

 

The Linnean House–July

Originally, I had planned on our going to “Flora Borealis” this month, which would have provided me an opportunity for a rare evening photo of the Linnean House. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out, so I took a standard morning picture yesterday…everything is definitely in full bloom!

Next month I should get my evening photo, because I now have our “Flora Borealis” tickets in my possession!

Chickadee Thursday

Chickadee, Moose, and I spent the morning at the Missouri Botanical Garden. We decided to take a ride on the tram, which is always a lot of fun, because we always learn something new!

The Ottoman Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Out of all of the gardens at the Missouri Botanical Garden, I think the Ottoman Garden may be my favorite. It is so colorful, especially in the spring and summer, and so peaceful with the fountain running in the center. I think my favorite thing about it, though, is its size…it’s fairly small, which gives it a nice, cozy feeling!

Kantorei Kamp Week

For the fourth summer in a row, “The Bigs” have participated in a Kantorei Kamp at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Louis. It’s a busy, fun week for everybody, because while they’re at camp, Chickadee and I go adventuring…sometimes, I think she has more fun than her siblings do!

On Monday, while the Kamp had a full day of music theory, handbell practice, and choral rehearsals, Chickadee and I went to the playground in Forest Park and to the Missouri History Museum, where we visited the History Clubhouse and the new “Muny Memories” exhibit:

On Tuesday, Chickadee and I went to the Missouri Botanical Garden in the morning, and then joined the Kantorei Kamp for some swimming at the YMCA:

Wednesday was a little bit cooler, so Chickadee and I walked around the St. Louis Zoo and the St. Louis Art Museum:

We only had a little bit of free time on Thursday morning, so Chickadee and I visited the St. Louis Public Library and read some books before joining the Kantorei Kamp for a backstage tour of Powell Hall, a picnic lunch, concretes at Ted Drewes, and a concert by a quartet from the Greenleaf Singers for Make Music St. Louis Day:

And today we went with the Kantorei Kamp to the LC-MS International Center to hear them sing for chapel. After that, Chickadee and I visited the St. Louis Science Center before picking up “The Bigs” from their last day of Kamp:

And a bonus handbell piece from church on Sunday, which I managed to record while they rehearsing before the service:

The Linnean House–June

It was awfully hot at the Missouri Botanical Garden today, but the Linnean House still looked pretty!