oh, what a wonderful place... Powell Gardens just outside kansas city missouri, pretty much on the edge of nowhere.
The trip out there was nice as well. About a 30 min. drive from my house, thourgh the country side of western missouri on hwy 50. Aw we got closer to the gardens, there were wonderful rolling hills with beautiful farm house estates and wild fields of native grasses.
Got to the turn off, and had to go in about a half-mile to the gate house, then another 1/4 mile to the gardens... Once there, Wow!!! Very well though out design and quality craftsmanship on all buildings and hardscaping. Def. influenced by Wright architecture. I really liked how far off the road the whole thing is. Such a secluded feeling, but so many people there... probably about 500 people scattered across the trails.
Oh, the healing power of nature... such a much needed get away into the world of natural beauty! Some absolutely beautiful lotus flowers, and Dang if we didn't forget the camera at home... oh, well