Friday, September 4, 2015

The Next Stuff

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New dimensions in overwork this week. Quick edits, few comments. These are shots of what was next down the line at the Lantern Festival, dandelions and, what, a butterfly?. Long weekend coming up in the US. Maybe I'll get recharged.                           

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Crysanthemums

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Just down the line there was a pathway lined with big electric chrysanthemums. They were spectacular, but you might prefer the natural version. This kind does work better at night.             
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wild Horses

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Horses were a common theme at the Lantern Festival. These displays were in the reflecting pool between the Climatron, a large geodesic dome, and the edge of the garden.

Long, long work day yesterday. Hope I can get some more of these edited and get around to my friends blogs soon.                           

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lotus People

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The rose garden is just beyond the figures we saw yesterday. This pair of lotus lovers stand there, perhaps courting each other. Maybe they are just courteous members of the horticulture society. It's hard to get a sense of scale but they are much larger than life size.                           
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Predator and Prey

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BUT FIRST, WE INTERRUPT OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING to announce the arrival of Ms. Audrey Crowe in Chicago yesterday afternoon, first child of our son, Andy, and his wife, Claire, and our second grandchild. All doing well. Pix to come.

So, where were we? Beginning a walk along the route of the Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden from beginning to end. It starts with some amphibians. Who's lunch for whom?

Lots more of this. And I did a lot of shooting at our Festival of Nations on Saturday and Sunday. And next weekend it's the big Japanese Festival back at the Garden. (Konichiwa!) Vast amounts of material.                         

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

About Yesterday's Picture

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Turn around and see this.

We caught the last weekend of the annual Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Friday night. It is always on Chinese themes. Yesterday's pic was of the reflection of this scene in a window. The event always brings out the crowds. There's lots more to see.                         Lantern Festival MoBot 2015-08-28 4
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Saturday, August 29, 2015

What?

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Scene from an outdoor event Mrs. C and I attended last night. It's late as I write this and I'm pooped out. Clearer images and explanation tomorrow.