Sunday, June 21, 2009

Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Terry and I took each other's photo on June 9, as we strolled in the botanical center, which holds live butterflies in the spring. Now there were magnificent tropical flowers here. Another indoor conservatory was filled with desert foliage.

Our favorite outdoor flowers were at the beautiful waterfalls. The replica of Lena Meijer’s childhood home had the typical flowers found at her old farmstead.

We didn’t spend much time in the sensory rich children’s area. Since we decided that to walk the 132 acres of flowers and sculpture was too much, we hurried to catch the tram. The docent onboard the tram didn’t consult any notes as she explained each sculpture and named the artist and their feelings about each piece during the forty-minute ride. My favorite was the horse designed by Leonardo De Vinci. The only other copy of this sculpture is in Italy.

1 comment:

Jerry and Suzy said...

What a delightful place to visit! I'd love to know more about the "man of letters!"

You are finding interesting places to visit, and we don't blame you one bit for choosing the tram over shank's mare!

Keep on looking, and we'll keep on watching. Next year, we expect to back out there looking, at least part of the year.