School has begun for many this week. I will never forget my first day of school in the little one-room country school that looked much like the one above. If you are interested in my memories of a one-room country school, you can read about it in a post I did about 3 years ago here.
All of the photos today are from my walk a couple of weeks ago in the Shelter Insurance Garden in Columbia, MO, aka COMO.
There are so many beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs to see. A nice little waterfall and reflecting pool, a rose garden and the replica of a one-room school in the photo above are among the many delights to see in this 5 acre garden.
The garden is free and open to the public and it is just a great place to stop for photos and to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet after a few hours of shopping and the location is good, too.
Concerts are often held in the park during the summer season. Weddings are also held there. Clubs have meetings, mothers bring their children for a stroll around the grounds, workers from the nearby insurance company can often be seen taking walks on their lunch break. And, occasionally, you might have the whole place to yourself!
There are many other parks in this city, of course, but this is the one that is close to where I do my shopping and is most convenient for me to stop by.
I hope you enjoyed this little stroll through the gardens. I'm off now to COMO to see if I can find a certain camera I have in mind to try. Hope your day is a good one!
Edited to add: The shot of the schoolhouse is with the other camera I tried out. You can see that it's not quite as sharp as it should be. I didn't have the zoom extended all that much. Just an FYI in case anyone else was thinking to buy it.
Until next time...