Spring at the Chicago Botanic Garden

When we visited the Chicago Botanic Garden in January, I knew we would have to go back in the spring if we had the chance. The final day of our weekend getaway was that chance. It was nice to see signs of spring everywhere…we had already moved on to summer in St. Louis by that point. My favorite part of the whole visit, though, was the beautiful field of poppies, something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before!

A Spring Sunday in Tower Grove Park

One of the nice things about driving into St. Louis for choir rehearsal after church on Sundays is that I get to visit some places I otherwise normally wouldn’t. Today I took a walk around Tower Grove Park, and as is always the case in spring, it was love at first sight!

A Beautiful Spring Morning in Forest Park

Yesterday we headed to Forest Park for an end-of-the-year field trip. Most of our morning was spent at the St. Louis Zoo, where we finally got to see the new grizzly bears. Before we went home, though, we also needed to visit beautiful Art Hill, where we saw the tulips in full bloom. We also finally got see a St. Louis Mounted Police officer go by, which was amusing, and something of a shock even though we knew the mounted police patrol the park…there are just some things you don’t expect to see on Art Hill!

Searching for Spring in St. Louis

I think we can all agree this has been a rough winter. Thankfully, St. Louis hasn’t had snowstorm upon snowstorm like so many places around the country have, but we also haven’t had our normal spring, either. I am hopeful, however, that this morning was the last morning I will wake up to freezing temperatures (until next fall), and today actually ended up being a beautiful day, so I went searching for spring, and I found it in Forest Park!

The Linnean House–April

It’s finally starting to look like spring in St. Louis!

UPDATE: We returned to the Garden on April 21st for Chinese Culture Days, and I couldn’t believe how much the view had changed less than two weeks later!

Chickadee Thursday

Today is a beautiful spring day (finally!) so we spent the morning at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Chickadee was so happy to get out and see the flowers!

Spring?

It’s only one small group of blossoms on our Japanese Cherry Tree, but it’s enough to give me hope that maybe spring is finally here!