The Ottoman Garden–July

My plan to photograph the Ottoman Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden every month isn’t turning out so well (although I’m still doing way better this year than I did last year!).

Hopefully, they’ll finish whatever they’re working on in the next couple of weeks, and I’ll have some decent pictures in August!

The Ottoman Garden–June

On Friday, we had a rare evening visit to the Missouri Botanical Garden, which meant I got to see the Ottoman Garden in a different light…but it’s getting to the point where you almost can’t see the garden for the plants!

I’m kind of wondering if they’re going to turn the central fountain in the Ottoman Garden on at all this year…but I hope they do!

The Ottoman Garden–April

Spring has truly sprung in the Ottoman Garden!

I have really looked forward to these views, and they did not disappoint!

The Ottoman Garden–March (For Real This Time!)

Three months into the year, and I’ve already made it farther into my “Mobot Through the Year” series than I did last year!

One of my biggest sorrows last year when everything shut down was missing out on spring at the Missouri Botanical Garden, so I was extremely happy to be able to visit today. And the Ottoman Garden is the perfect spot to catch some early glimpses of spring…if you look closely, you might notice some hyacinths in the pictures!

Now that it’s warmer, I’m looking forward to more frequent visits to the Garden!

The Ottoman Garden–February (Redux)

I braved the extreme cold just to make sure I got pictures of the Ottoman Garden while there was snow on the ground…isn’t it pretty?!?

I’m already doing better with this project than I did last year…I’ve taken just as many photos, but last year, I never got to see the Garden covered in snow!

The Ottoman Garden–January (Redux)

Let’s try this again.

Last year, I was really excited about my chosen location for my “Mobot Through the Year” series of photographs: The Ottoman Garden. I only got two months into the project, however, because the Missouri Botanical Garden, like everything in St. Louis, shut down in March. Since I did only take pictures in January and February of last year, I decided to start from scratch with the Ottoman Garden, and hopefully I’ll make it through the year this time!

I do have a back-up plan for a different garden location, because the construction on the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center is very close to the Ottoman Garden, and I’m afraid they may have to close it for part of the year. I really want to see this particular garden spot in the spring, though, so let’s hope not!

The Ottoman Garden–March

No photo from the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Ottoman Garden this month. The Garden is shutting down for the foreseeable future, and we’ve already been isolating at home for a few days. At this point, with things being so uncertain, I have made the decision to abandon this project for the year…but I hope to have 12 full months of Ottoman Garden pictures in 2021!

The Ottoman Garden–February

I’m not entirely happy with this month’s pictures of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Ottoman Garden…it was raining, which was a nice change from my usual photos, but I was more worried about keeping the camera dry than with getting the angle of the shots right (especially the first one). Maybe I’ll give it another try later this month…we’ll see.

The Ottoman Garden–January

Time for another installment of “Mobot Through the Year!”

For the sixth year of this project, I’ve chose one of my very favorite spaces in the Missouri Botanical Garden to photograph each month…the Ottoman Garden. And because I love this small, but beautiful, garden so much, I’m not just going to share photos from one or even two angles, but from three, because I know how beautiful this place will be throughout the year, and I want to capture all of my favorite plants as they change with the seasons!

As always, I will be hoping for an opportunity to capture this garden covered in snow at some point this winter, but for all I know, I’ll have to wait until November or December to even have a hope of seeing it snow-covered!