For the second year in a row, I’m abandoning my “Mobot Through the Year” photography project, because for the second month in a row, the Ottoman Garden has been closed to visitors, and the best I could do was sneak a photo of the construction from the side of the (wrong for my pictures) gate:
I’m really bummed about this. Last year, everything was messed up, and while I wasn’t happy about giving up my project, at least it was understandable. But this year is just annoying…I was really looking forward to capturing the beauty of this space as fall approaches. To be honest, I don’t know what I’m going to do next year. I definitely will not be hoping that the “third time’s the charm” with the Ottoman Garden, because I know a cursed endeavor when I see one. But after two completely disappointing years, I’m not sure I have the heart to try somewhere else, either. I guess we’ll just have to see what happens when 2022 dawns!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.