Recent rainfall provided a brief respite from our brutal dog days of Summer, providing an opportunity to comfortably venture outdoors. I was fortunate to be able to utilize a short window of free time to quickly visit the Botanical Garden reflecting pools and see how much the water lily collection has grown.
Interesting backstory: The term "dog days of Summer" actually refers to the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, also known as the "Dog Star". Across ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the rising of Sirius heralded the extreme rise in temperatures associated with Summer. It was once believed that the presence of Sirius combined with the power of our own Sol resulted in the sweltering "dog days".
I never tire of visiting the Linnean House reflecting pools throughout the Summer season. I hope you will enjoy this latest collection of photographs taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
- Botanical Garden Reflecting Pools, Pt. II - Lindsay Kuehne
- The Reflecting Pools of the Missouri Botanical Garden - Lindsay Kuehne
Technical: Fujifilm X-T4 camera + XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens