weren't quite ready to leave the tropics yet, were we? Let's smooth the
transition back into winter weather by visiting a tiny slice of the tropics,
courtesy of Linda Mayer, who says, " My photos are from the Climatron at
the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The Climatron is an R.
Buckminster Fuller-designed geodesic dome filled with around 2,800
plants--1,400 different tropical species. Average humidity is 85%, and
temperatures range from 65 degrees at night to 85 degrees (F) during the day.
It features dense foliage, sparkling waterfalls, rocky cliffs, and a bridge
from which the tree canopy can be viewed. It opened to the public in 1960.