Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Well, Maybe We'll Have An Ice Age Instead

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2011-03-27 Missouri Botanical Garden 14

Given the difficulty of coming up with 730 photos a year that pass the stink test to cover two daily blogs, I think we'll wring a bit more out of last weekend's spring snow. This is in the gorgeous Japanese garden at our botanical park where, over Labor Day weekend, there is a big Japanese festival. If you are in the right place at the right time, you can get free sake.

Everybody talks about global warming (except for a scary number of nut-case science-deniers in this country) but for every trend there are statistical blips in the opposite direction. Look at a long term stock market chart. If I were a speculator I'd be more likely to buy land in Edmonton than Houston, but scenes like this make me wonder if we might see wooly mammoths again one day, parading down Vandeventer, hooking a turn onto Shaw and then through the garden gates.



We're selling a similar product on Downtown St. Louis 365 today. Hey, more artsy B&W!

Downtown snow 3-26-11



8 comments:

Olivier said...

toujours ces paysages sous la neige , tout simplement magnifique. On dirait des gravures

cieldequimper said...

Never say never. I can't get enough of these.

Steffe said...

I have a friend who is a nut-case science-denier, kind of impossible to discuss thing with him. Oh, and it started to snow here a few minutes ago.

Kate said...

Great B&W photo.

Virginia said...

Absolutely wring out some more like these. You do an outstanding job of bringing fresh material to the table every day. Don't apologize. I stay in the dumpster digging around for old stuff to try and hoodwink ya'll.

Rob said...

The blanket of white works perfectly for the Japanese Garden.

With the winter we've had up here in the frozen tundra with five months of continual snow cover, (and counting), I am left to ponder such questions. We are wondering if global warming is over, we've morphed into global cooling, or is this the year the MN Vikings win the superbowl as hell (MN) just froze over.

Sharon said...

I'm so glad you captured these photos. They are just magical.

Nathalie said...

That top photo is truly gorgeous. Bring them on!