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Fall Break: Arboretum

28 Oct

Fall Break: Arboretum

About 30 miles outside of St. Louis there is a tract of land located between Interstate 44 and the Meramec River. It is a nature reserve in Gray Summit owned by the Missouri Botanical Garden. I remember that highway exit from my childhood, because on some Sundays we would drive out of town and eat at a restaurant there called The Diamonds. Well, The Diamonds no longer exists, but the Arboretum is there and it is a gem. There are long well maintained paths for hiking or biking that meander through woods and prairies, around lakes down to the river’s edge. I drove out with a friend this weekend. We are both interested in photography, and we expected to find some good shots with fall color. I think we found them even though the color has not yet peaked in our region.
Pinetum Lake was surrounded by stately bald cypresses which were reflected in the water.

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2 Responses to “Fall Break: Arboretum”

  1. Heyjude October 28, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    I love strolling around an arboretum. Trees are always interesting whatever the season.

    • Rosemarie October 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

      We had a beautiful day on Saturday.

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