The Jewel Box

Baby painting still life of tomatoes and the Spy making a crack-proof thing around an egg.

Baby painting still life of tomatoes and the Spy making a crack-proof thing around an egg.

Using straws and tape (and about a 60 minute time limit) try and build something that will protect an egg from dropping to the ground.

Egg Drop Batting Practice

Egg Drop Batting Practice

You can also use paper and bubble wrap (in addition to straws and tape).

The Spy and his friend

The Spy and his friend

Yolk

Yolk

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

Hahahaaa

Hahahaaa

Belgian White Carrot Seed Head

Belgian White Carrot Seed Head

Delice de la Table (melon; like cantaloupe)

Delice de la Table (melon; like cantaloupe)

Rouge Vif d'Etampes

Rouge Vif d’Etampes

7.30.14

7.30.14

Yellow Blooms on Red Romaine seed heads (and nasturtium in the background)

Yellow Blooms on Red Romaine seed heads (and nasturtium in the background)

Love in a mist (nigella) seed pods drying out and feverfew in the background

Love in a mist (nigella) seed pods drying out and feverfew in the background

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Red romaine blossoms (nasturtiums in the background)

Red romaine blossoms (nasturtiums in the background)

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Red Romaine and Nasturtiums (and the garden living room)

Red Romaine and Nasturtiums (and the garden living room)

Harlequin Marigold

Harlequin Marigold

Rouge Vif d'Etampes pumpkin

Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin

Dexie

Dexie

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Red

Red

Balloons

Balloons

Daniel Boone Bridge

Daniel Boone Bridge

Missouri River

Missouri River

Horses in Fog

Horses in Fog

Fog in Missouri River Valley

Fog in Missouri River Valley

Baby at School

Baby at School

Forest School

Forest School

And in other cool structures…

The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box

Blooms at the Jewel Box

Blooms at the Jewel Box

Built in 1936

Built in 1936

Awesomest green house: we need a (smaller) version!

Awesome green house: we need a (smaller) version!

Pretty Jewel Box

Pretty Jewel Box

7 thoughts on “The Jewel Box

  1. narf77

    I LOVE the look of those Delice de la Table melons. They are amazing looking and I bet they taste awesome as well. Your images are all so lovely and that shot of baby at school reminds you of just how tiny she really is and how industrious tiny people can be :) and I am completely and utterly in love with the jewel box. Might be worth moving to your neck of the woods just to WOOF there ;)

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      1. narf77

        Gorgeous photo of the Jewel box AND of St Francis. I always loved Art Nouveau to the max and The Jewel Box smacks of simple elegance. Very beautiful :)

  2. Eliza Waters

    Gosh, so much in one post! I remember my kids having to do a similar egg drop science project – it was really cool seeing the different results. Your flowers and harvest look great. I’m aching for tomatoes – none yet! I love the colors of the romaine and nasturtiums together – quite artful with the arching corn. Some really nice landscapes tucked in here. And you’ll have to tell me more about this Jewel Box…is it part of the MBG? It looks like a public garden. Lovely copper patina on the glass edgings.

    On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:27 PM, Spy Garden wrote:

    > Spy Garden posted: ” Using straws and tape (and about a 60 minute time > limit) try and build something that will protect an egg from dropping to > the ground. You can also use paper and bubble wrap (in addition to straws > and tape). “

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! The Jewel Box is in Forest Park (a huge park that also has the St. Louis zoo, science, history and art museums, a big outdoor theater (the Muny) and other things.

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      1. Spy Garden Post author

        I think the jewel box is actually more interesting in winter: I didn’t even go inside (too nice to go indoors!) so I will definitely go back this winter to take more pictures of the inside. Most of the places in St. Louis are free too which is awesome! Lots of cool, free sights to see for sure! My favorite places to go when we lived in Connecticut were Miller’s Pond and this one park/beach area on Long Island sound.

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