THE LORD GIVES, and the Lord takes away, says Job, in one of the more heartbreaking books of sacred scripture. The beauty of one day can lead to a devastating storm the next. God's answer to Job's lament is the sublimity of creation, which we ought to appreciate and fear, but never take for granted.
Here are some photos from Tower Grove Park and environs, taken a dozen days ago, when the beauty of this Autumn's colors were at their peak.
The sky was remarkably dark and blue; these colors you see here were not enhanced either in the camera nor in Photoshop.
This warm season means that many flowers have been blooming out of season, like this water lily.
Click here to read more about Tower Grove Park. More photos can be found here.