Monday, March 23, 2009

Equinox and Eggs

Yesterday... We got up early to see the approximate equinox sunrise over America's Woodhenge at Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, IL. If it was a clear morning we would have been able to see the sun rise at the foot of Monk's Mound. The presentation was quite interesting, although I was distracted by those who were prepared enough to bring a blanket to the middle of the sun calendar. There was a small break in the clouds after the presentation, but only breifly.
It was frustrating and fascinating to learn that much information is unknown about the site. The mystery of what the actual posts looked like haunts me. What if they would have been carved? How much more information on their civilization/mythology would we know if we had the additional artwork there?

Afterwards, we stopped by Soulard Coffee Garden Cafe, my favorite place for breakfast in St. Louis. We came 15 minutes before it opened, and shot some images of the Soulard neighborhood. Seeing so many blooms in March is a treat! The architectural stock of St. Louis is phenomenal.

I don't think I've ever seen a large magnolia tree.

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