It’s time to take a look at the brightest spot in all the month of February…the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden!
First things first…a glimpse of the stars of the show: The flowers themselves! We’ve been going to the Orchid Show for several years now, and I’m still always amazed by how many different kinds of flowers they showcase!
The rest of the scenery is always beautiful, and like the flowers, always different:
My favorite part of this year’s Orchid Show, however, were the headdresses showcased throughout the exhibit. They are very different from anything I’ve seen at the Orchid Show in the past, and really fit with this year’s theme of Flora Mesoamerica:
I’m sure we’ll visit at least once more before the show wraps up on March 22, because half the fun is seeing how they rotate new flowers in throughout its run!
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.
Yesterday was a very exciting day, because not only did Bunny and I get to go to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis for the first time, we got to see Riverdance performed live!
I’ve been a huge fan of Riverdance ever since Ryan introduced me to it…well, over two decades ago, I guess. And Bunny likes it just as much as I do (sadly, I haven’t really been able to get the rest of the Fab Five interested). So when I saw that the 25th anniversary tour was coming to St. Louis, I knew it was something we were going to need to go see.
First of all, the show was amazing. It was very familiar, but there was enough new stuff to make it extra interesting. Being part of the audience was a thrill. Watching the production unfold live on stage is a very different experience than seeing it on TV, and it wasn’t just fun, it was also fascinating.
Now, on to the building. I’ve been past the Fox Theatre many times, but had no idea what the inside looked like. The grandeur, the beauty, the details, the amount of history in the building (we even got to hear the Wurlitzer, a local, but not original to that location, organ, being played before the show!), are really indescribable, so I’ll just let the pictures do the talking:
I really enjoyed both the show and the opportunity to visit this location…I hope I get to back someday!
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!
I was a little worried that we weren’t going to make it to the Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show at the Missouri Botanical Garden this year. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas was so short, and December was so busy, we just couldn’t find the time. Finally, Saturday morning, we were able to venture out, and I’m glad we did, because the theme of a Victorian-style holiday with a heavy emphasis on oranges (The Linnean House, the oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi, was originally built as an orangery), was unique and fun! I really loved the unexpected color palette and the local landmarks on display!
And of course I look for any chance I can find to take a picture of the Fab Five: