On my way to one of my favorite shops in Columbia last week, I drove past the Shelter Insurance Gardens. After shopping, I drove back by and this time I stopped in to wander around the beautiful grounds and I was glad to have my camera with me. It was very hot, so I didn't linger long.
Near the middle of the gardens, is an old one room schoolhouse. I took some pictures of the inside. I'll show them another time when I tell the story of my own school years spent in a very similar one room school house.
This garden has many varieties of blooming flowers from spring through fall and most are labeled, as well as the trees. It is open to the public and there are numerous weddings held here. A very serene and beautiful spot in the midst of a very busy city.
The water was very inviting on that very hot day! Even the flowers look like they want to jump in.
Only one hollyhock was to be found. I remember when I was young we had a long row of them against a white painted fence. Beautiful!
I will have to get some started here at my house. I forget how lovely they are until I see them somewhere.
We have had lots of hot weather and rain here in MidMO. Thankfully, we haven't had the damage that some towns have had. Our electricity was out from 8 pm until 5 am Wednesday morning. What happened to the gentle summer rains we used to get?
Until next time...