While in St Louis, I visited the Shaw Nature Reserve with Brian. We hiked a couple of miles and viewed the wetlands. While long, it was an easy hike and it was misting rain part of the time so we were able to stay cool without being drenched. There were thousands of waterlily in bloom on 2 or 3 lakes. The view was breathtaking!! I attempted to capture some of the beauty I saw in the photos below.