Fall at the Library

Ginkgo trees are some of my favorites for their unusual, fan-shaped leaves, but I especially love them in the fall, when they turn bright yellow. The carpet of leaves outside our library is especially beautiful!

A Walk Around Creve Coeur Lake

Last Tuesday was one of my favorite days of the year…the day where we take the walking trail all the way around Creve Coeur Lake! Even though this is about the time we usually go, there were far fewer leaves this time, probably due to the winds we had last week. While I missed the foliage on some of my favorite parts of the walk, I appreciated that we had a whole new perspective this time around!

Fall at Shaw Nature Reserve

We have visited Shaw Nature Reserve before, for their Prairie Days event (I don’t even know if they still host it biennially), but we’ve never really explored the grounds before last week, when Ladybug, Chickadee, and I used our Missouri Botanical Garden membership to take a five mile hike. It is an expansive place, with many beautiful views, especially with the fall foliage on full display!

Now that we’ve seen how beautiful the place is, we’d like to go back in the spring!