Hiltrud "Sam" Webber passed away unexpectedly in August 2011. This memorial gallery has both photographs she posted plus many others contributed from her extensive library of photographs of the plants, scenes and attractions found throughout Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. She is missed by many but by viewing her collection of photographs, you can appreciate her love of flowers, shrubs, trees, insects,and other attractions found throughout the Parks as seen through her eyes.You can tour the Botanical Center's grounds and many beautiful gardens with a few clicks of your mouse.
Photographs by Hiltrud "Sam" Webber
Galleries designed by Barbara Clark
Introduction by George Deatz
Website URL: http://ofbooksandbutterflies.com/
Here are photos that did not fit in any other gallery.
This is the last gallery of pictures taken by Hiltrud "Sam" Webber.
When I began this project in early September 2011, my goal was to preserve her photographs and to show the beauty of the many gardens in the Parks which are ever changing. Choosing from thousands of pictures was challenging but enjoyable. Sadly, some of quality and beauty was lost in many photos because of the website's file size restrictions.
After seeing how Sam loved photography and the Parks, hope you are inspired to experience this extraordinary area for yourself. If you do, I am sure you will return often. Since these galleries are at your fingertips for reference, please enjoy them frequently and invite others to join you.
My gratitude to George Deatz, past president and board member of Friends of the Garden for his advice, guidance, and faith in me. Also to RJ Jacob, FOG Administrator, for his assistance and patience, I am truly appreciative.
A special thank-you to those who assisted in the identification of many flowers:
Barbara St Clair
Doing this project has been an honor. Barb Clark
Sam saw these in September.
More flowers seen in September by Sam.
Sam photographed these in October .
July flowers as seen by Sam.
More July flowers from Sam.
Flowers seen in August by Sam.
Flowers seen by Sam in June.
More flowers seen in June by Sam.
Sam's pictures of flowers blooming in June.
More from Sam of plants in this garden area.
Photos from Sam of this pretty area.
Sam's photos of this special place.
Sam's pictures of these pretty flowers.
Pictures from Sam of this colorful plant.
Sam's photos of these remarkable gardens.
Flowers seen in these Gardens as photographed by Sam.
More pictures of flowers found in these Gardens from Sam.
Flowers seen in this area by Sam.
More photos from Sam of these Gardens.
Spring pictures of this special place from Sam.
In 2013 the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) rewarded years of teamwork by numerous community volunteers, employees with Springfield-Greene County Parks, and Don and Nancy Schmidt by giving the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden membership.
Sam's pictures of this beautiful Garden.
The beauty of this garden is maintained and improved by numerous community volunteers and employees of the
Springfield-Greene County Parks under the leadership of Don and Nancy Schmidt. This labor of love was rewarded in 2013 by the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) when the garden became a member of the association.
Such a beautiful place in the Fall as shown by Sam.
Becoming a member of the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) in 2013 was a result of the hard work of a number of community volunteers and employees with Springfield-Greene County Parks working with Don and Nancy Schmidt over the years to maintain and improve the beauty of this garden.
Sam's pictures of this unique place.
This garden became a member of the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) in 2013. Teamwork involving a number of community volunteers and employees with Springfield-Greene County Parks working with Don and Nancy Schmidt over years have developed the current beauty of the garden.
Here are some photos of May flowers from Sam.
More of Sam's May flowers.
May was another busy month for Sam.
Sam's pictures of this garden in the early years.
Sam's pictures of this new garden.
Sam showed the variety of this area.
The beauty of flowers blooming in April bySam.
Here are more April flowers from Sam.
Sam was busy in April.
Sam captured the wonder of this area.
Columbine flowers by Sam.
This unique garden seen through Sam's eyes.
Peony garden as seen by Sam.
Sam's photos of these flowers that bring a smile.
The text of the following information came from George Deatz.
In 2012 this garden's extensive daylily collection of around 850 varieties was certified by the American Hemerocallis Society as a National Daylily Display Garden. The garden's unique historic beds were additionally recognized as one of the top Historic Daylily Display Gardens in the country, "making it one of a very select club."
Some of the beauty of this garden by Sam.
Flowers found in this garden from Sam.
These flowers that make this garden a very special place.
Sam caught the striking beauty of this unique garden created and maintained by Peter Longley.
Sam's pictures of another very peaceful garden.
Sam's pictures of the entrance area.
Sam's pictures of these beautiful flowers. Can almost smell their fragrance.
The beauty of white flora from Sam.
Sam captured the joy to see these flowers that signify Spring is almost here.
Spring trees Sam saw in the Parks.
Photos of Spring and Summer trees by Sam.
Sam's photos of colorful trees in the Fall.
Here are some photos of birds seen in Close Park from Sam. However, the last one was taken along the Ozark Greenways trail from Close Park, heading west, near Golden street.
Sam must have so enjoyed taking these photos.
Here are more beautiful insects from Sam.
Walking around this scenic lake as shown in Sam's photos.
The Botanical Center from start to finish by Sam.
Views of the oldest house in Springfield (circa 1856) and the surounding area by Sam.
Examples of Sam taking pictures early morning and late afternoon.
Even in Winter, Sam was busy.
Pictures of the Park American flag taken by Sam over several months.
Sam must have loved clouds as I do.
Sam's collages celebrating the Butterfly Festival.
Framed pictures of flowers in the Botanical Gardens.
Close-ups of insects with unique framing.
More collages from Sam touring the Parks.
Here are Sam's butterfly collages.
A view of the activities of the Friends of the Garden organization through Sam's collages.
Sam's flower collages show the beauty of the gardens in the Park and flower shows.
This is a gallery in memory of "Sam" Webber who passed away on August 16, 2011. It is the first of many to remember her love of flowers, the Parks, and her passion for photography. She will be so missed by family, friends, FOG members, and by many who knew her only through her photos.
First is a "tour"of the Parks through collages. The pictures in this gallery and those that follow were chosen from her extensive disc library.