Saturday, September 20, 2008

Shelter Gardens

I could've stood here all day. I don't think I've ever seen a statue that has taken my breath away like this beauty draped in roses. As we entered the garden, I could see the very top of her head in the distance. I could not wait to see her. It was as if she were whispering my name. I had to find her...


Today we made a trip to Columbia. After going to Lowe's, we headed to Shelter Gardens. This is a beautiful area behind Shelter Insurance. It really hasn't
been the best summer for flowered beauty due to all the rain. However, even though some plants were washed out, especially in the cactus garden, I thought it was beautiful. My pictures really don't do the garden justice. Take a look...
Any idea what this is? We loved the berries on this plant. Another one follows shortly with all dark colored berries.
The roses were beautiful here. After I took this picture a family walked up...
Miko and his Ashton Kutcher look-a-like owner were caught strolling the park...
I love these leaves...
Must be Missouri Bamboo?

A sundial..


The Newcomer School, this was fantastic. A step back in time...Rows of desks. We were surprised to see someone studying when we walked inside. Apparently a young man dressed like security personnel found a quiet spot to nurture his intelligence...
Rows of antique hooks.
Newcomer School from the side...
A Vietnam Memorial sits in quiet observance...
as a babbling brook and waterfall...
sing the praises...
to the beauty...
of nature...

8 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh what beauty.I want all the statues.So glad you enjoyed it.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a beautiful place! Love the school too! How sweet!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful photos.
That statue is amazing!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Loved that schoolhouse...thanks for the tour I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful flowers and the statue!
Rondell

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

More beautiful Missouri! I love it!

Becky K. said...

Looks like a wonderful place to be.

Becky K.

Brenda said...

You shouldn't be. That is the fun of before and after. I love when I go in and make others happy.

Terri and Bob said...

I love Shelter Gardens. You did this place justice, girl! You are a good photographer!