Monday, October 31, 2016

While others looked for wildfolwers . . .

Classmates walked together towards the wildflower garden at the base of a hill
I decided to look for wonders
around the bend
in a lovely, secluded spot
I found a lone headstone.
I focused on the heading and could not find proper information
(if you click on the photo - you'll be able to read the stone)
asking for help
(Rangers are excellent people)
The entire family plot was moved from the nature reserve
Mary Isabelle was not found for several decades.
I wonder if she loved this land?
It's a beautiful place
Up the walkway from the wildflower garden
protected by trees
and kind park rangers
Mary Isabelle Davis
She was born in Osage County, Missouri.
She married a farmer
left us when she was 31
on September 3rd, 1884.
love & love,

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Still processing nature reserve adventure . . .

The visit changed me somehow
 a little over three weeks ago
 still sorting thoughts

Unlike many of you
I'm not a camera master

Nature managed on her own 
to get me started

return again in a few weeks
another wagon tour
sure to amaze

 wonder what I'll find 


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 01, 2016

My list has grown . . .

Entrance to Children's Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden

Until yesterday i had two absolute favorite places in the St. Louis Area
"The Garden"
"The Art Museum."
Yesterday I attended an event at the Nature Reserve.
Two hours in a mighty nice wagon
learning about natural local species management
Worth Every Moment
There's a lot more to see
and learn
Guess there's a third hang-out on my list

Happy October!
love & love,