One of my most favorite events of the St. Louis fall is the Balloon Glow - but it rained ALL day, almost until the Glow. I was unwilling to play chicken (again) with the rain, nor navigate the mud puddles. Instead, I decided to play in the rain and visit the Missouri Botanical Garden.
It was definitely worth it. I crept about in the front half of the garden (no farther than the Climatron), huddled occasionally under my brightly colored umbrella and had a ton of photo opportunities. So many more plants hold water droplets on their surface than I expected.
My crowning glory?
Close runners up?