Friday, June 2, 2017

A Walk in the Park

This past weekend Jerry and I were in Springfield Missouri for a National Street Rod Show. While searching online for a motel, I discovered that Springfield has a botanical garden. Since it was just a couple of miles from the hotel we chose, I talked Jerry into dropping me off while he went to get our truck registered for the event. He was reluctant to drop me off at a strange place in a strange town, but I assured him I would be fine. I was more than fine. I had the most wonderful afternoon strolling through the garden which covered over 100 acres with 26 themed areas. I knew my time was limited so I planned my route through the garden with three specific sections I wanted to see . . . the butterfly house, the lake, and the Japanese garden.

I was surprised that I was able to stroll through most of the garden areas. I only missed a couple of small ones on the other side of the lake.

Butterfly House

Drummond Lake

Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

I blogged about the Japanese Garden over at Focusing On Life this week. I would love for you to hop over there and read about it. There were winding paths, three small lakes, water cascades, a ceremonial teahouse, a moon bridge, and a meditation garden. The 7.5 acre traditional Japanese Garden was my favorite section. 

The rest of the pictures are random shots throughout the garden.

Well, here's my ride, I need to go!

I hope you enjoyed this quick look at Springfield Botanical Gardens!


  1. It is so funny now Glen and I look for botanic gardens in cities and towns we visit.

  2. It's a beautiful place, and what a wonderful way to spend a few free hours!

  3. What wonderful gardens, Cathy! You must have been in your element. I wish I could have walked with you there. The butterflies are gorgeous and such a pretty bloom to start of this shared walk. I see you returned home in style in your lovely shiny red ride!

  4. Lovely photos Cathy. It was sweet of Jerry to be concerned about leaving you in a strange place but I am glad you persisted and got some great shots.

  5. beautiful and the butterflies, wow!!! are you on your way to get me, i'll ride shotgun!!!

  6. I know you had a great time in the garden. All of your photos are great. Love the stairs, so simple but very powerful.

  7. What a fabulous outing you had at the Botanical Gardens. Such a lovely place.

  8. I thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful nature photos on this gray and gloomy evening here in Pennsylvania! The butterflies are simply spectacular!


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