After a couple of posts of portrait sessions I did this weekend, I’m back to sharing photos from our St. Louis weekend getaway. I had a hard time not publishing all of my photos from the Missouri Botanical Garden. It’s such a beautiful place! We got there an hour and a half before it closed, which wasn’t nearly enough time. But we enjoyed trekking our way around the grounds and looking at the Chinese Lantern Festival displays, which would have been even more gorgeous if we’d had time to visit at night.
This lily is even more beautiful than the first one that bloomed in my yard!
I planted a few lily bulbs last year, and they did ok at best. This year they grew to about four feet tall, and their blossoms are probably eight inches around. They’re huge…and gorgeous!
We like to go to Powell Gardens, just east of Kansas City, about once a year. They have the most beautiful seasonal gardens around.
Sometimes leaves can be just as pretty as blooms, especially when the sun hits them just right and they’re covered in water droplets. I have to say though, I’m looking forward to this lily blooming.
This flower recently started blooming at our house – can anyone name it? It started out with very long, pretty leaves, so I didn’t even realize it was going to bloom until the buds formed.
Lilies are my favorite flowers, so I can’t help but post a second photo of this beauty blooming in my garden. This was taken with my 50 mm lens. Be sure to check out yesterday’s photo too, if you missed it.
My mom gave me a bag of lily bulbs from Aldi for my birthday, and since they were cheap, we weren’t sure if they’d do much of anything. They’ve been slowly growing for a couple of months with just a few small leaves, and then within the last few days huge buds formed on a couple of the plants. And then all of a sudden … this gorgeous flower appeared! Maybe I’m on my way to having a green thumb?
This beautiful scene reminds me of something Monet would have enjoyed painting – minus the water lilies of course. (Those were in my photo from Wednesday.)
Question: Does anyone know what the little pink flowers are in the foreground? They remind me of poppies, but I thought they were red.
Now that it’s October, I feel like I can take photos of all things fall-ish. I’m splitting up my weekend blog post, because my Friday and Sunday photos go together so well. Tomorrow I’ll post Saturday’s photo. I had another busy weekend – I started to type out all the details, but I decided not to bore you. I think these colorful photos are enough.