A Shinto portable shrine, or omikoshi, is carried into the opening ceremony at the Japanese Festival held at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. This year marks the 43rd annual festival and featured food, performances and demonstrations.
Sonja Perry, 25, gives a horse Stormy, 18, an exam at her parents' farm in Bowling Green, Mo., on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Perry travels around the state to fill the gap in large animal veterinarians. A general exam on the two horses, Sparkle and Stormy, included a heart and gut exam as well as a blood draw.
Erica Anderson 33, from St. Louis, tries to walk in a straight line while wearing fatal vision goggles during the Urban Expo Back to School and Community Festival, held at The Dome at America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza, on Saturday, August 10, 2019. The goggles, featured at the Missouri Department of Transportation's booth, simulate the experience of being impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Jodi Jachna, 48, from Kirkwood, lays down a 2 meter by 2 meter grid during St. Louis BeeBlitz at Forest Park on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Participants took photos of bees that landed in the confines of their grid for 10 minutes as part of a photo survey that will be used to help track bee populations in the area.
Lead singer of Vesperteen Colin Rigsby holds show at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis, Mo.
Webster-based band Handsome Boy performs during a concert held at Webster's University Center on Friday, March 30, 2018.
Greek-style bean soup photographed on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Michael's Bar and Grill, 7101 Manchester Ave.
The lower level of Joe Grimaud and David Null's house in the Grove includes colorful posters and furnishings, Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
Yakiniku Sauce from Cobalt Smoke & Sea Restaurant, 12643 Olive Blvd., in Creve Coeur. The sauce is photographed on Thursday, June 6, 2019, with the dish Burnt Ends.
The Grand Staircase built in the 1930s in Fort Belle Fontaine Park in north St. Louis County, Monday, June 10, 2019. The staircase was shored up using 736 tons of rock in 2011.
Louis “ConPhliction” McGee performs his poem “Crazy In Love” in practice for the Rustbelt Poetry Slam at UrbArts at 2600 N 14th St. in St. Louis, June 12, 2019.
Finished in 2017, the expansion of Tamara and Kent MacLean’s home includes a bigger kitchen and a dining room in Brentwood, Monday, June 17, 2019.
Rachel Ryan, 24, of Swansea, Illinois, proposes to her partner Leeran Dublin, 28, of Swansea, Illinois, during Tower Grove Pride in Tower Grove Park on Saturday, June 29, 2019.
Drag queen Roxie Valentine performs at Tower Grove Pride in Tower Grove Park, Saturday, June 29, 2019.
Carnival goers, from left to right, Alishia Scofield, 38, Sella Scofield, 3, both from Webster Groves, Alex Elkin, 7, and Harper Elkin, 3, both from Kirkwood, ride down a slide at the annual Webster Groves Community Days Fourth of July carnival event in Webster Groves, Saturday, July 6, 2019.
Bar goers ordered both food and drinks at Hopskeller Brewing Company, 116 E. 3rd St., in Waterloo, Ill., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
Lorenzo Thomas, 9, from St. Louis, receives a free eye exam on Eye Thrive’s Mobile Vision Clinic at St. Louis County Library, 4444 Weber Rd, on Friday, July 19, 2019.
A camper climbs at Camp Rhythm on July 26, 2019.
From front to back, Corwin Plank, 11, Davanta Watson, 11 and Andrew Kueler, 12, paddle a canoe at Camp Wartburg, 5705 Lrc Road, in Waterloo, Ill., on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Camp Wartburg offers a variety of activities to campers, including swimming, canoeing and a high ropes course.
Tobias, a male Somali wild ass, can be seen roaming his habitat at the Saint Louis Zoo on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Tobias was born weighing 51 pounds at the Saint Louis Zoo on July 30 to mother Tukia and father Hirizi.
The Royal Air Force’s display team, the Red Arrows, perform during the 2019 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show in Chesterfield, 18260 Edison Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 8.
Grammy winner Kirk Whalum plays his saxophone during the 34th annual Dr. Mart Luther King, Jr. Statewide Celebration Kick-off Program for Missouri at Harris-Stowe State University on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Whalum was the keynote speaker and featured performer of the event, themed “Music - A Universal Stepping Stone Toward Peace.”