Here in Southeast Missouri we had temperatures in the high 60s yesterday. Severe thunderstorms, tornado warnings, three inches of rain and winds in excess of 70 miles per hour. Today we have steady winds of 25 miles per hour and temperatures of 30. If you don’t like the weather in Missouri, wait, it will change, often drastically. Sitting here listening to the cold wind blow I needed to see some of natures beauty so I decided to share it with you. Image taken last summer at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis Missouri.