Furry Fiends

While going through some of my photographs today I, big sis, found a couple I had forgotten about. Sometimes while out photographing flowers and trees, I’m lucky enough to be visited by some of our furry friends.

On a sunny day at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, this little chipmunk was munching on berries in the bushes near some flowers I was photographing. He seemed as fascinated with what I was doing, as I was surprised at how calm he was when I approached him to snap a few pictures. 🙂

Chipmunk (Corrected & Orton 56020)(watermarked)

On another outing, I spotted a squirrel working feverishly to gather and hide as many acorns as he could under some nearby bushes. He completely ignored me until I decided to get a little closer so I could photograph him and his acorns. After seeing me moving in his direction he stopped by his acorn pile and gave me this stare. 🙂

Squirrel (Corrected&Watermarked)

 

Mums the Word

Yesterday, I (Big Sis here) decided to head to one of my favorite places, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, to take some photos. The weather was so nice I just couldn’t resist. I found several changes had been made since I was there last week. The workers and volunteers had been busy clearing and replanting flowers throughout the gardens. I found some amazing beds of mums and wanted to share some of the beautiful color with you! Enjoy!

Yellow mums (Corrected & Watermarked))

Orange mums (Corrected & Watermarked)

Orchids

One of the most popular flower shows that our local Botanical Gardens showcases each year is the orchid show. This past year was the first time I (Lil Sis here) had actually gone to view the flowers and, Holy Guacamole, was there some serious orchids there. 

I have to applaud the Gardens here because they try very hard to showcase the orchids is as natural of a way that they can. They go to great lengths to inform and educate the viewers on how these plants grow in their native habitats. Did you know there were some orchid species that only grow in Madagascar? Yea, I didn’t either. 

Big Sis took numerous photos at the show and I wanted to show you 2 of my favorites. There are many more and I’ll be posting more soon but as a quick preview here you go.

 

Orchid 2

 

 

Flower trio cropped & adjusted