Laumeier Sculpture Park

Since the kids are at my folks’ house this week for spring break, I wasn’t in a particular hurry to get home. I hadn’t been to Laumeier in a while, so I figured I’d go there and walk the trails. 

Nothing new in the way of artwork, but it was a unique experience just the same. At the beginning of the trail, right by #2968443, I crossed paths with an older Hippie couple. They tipped me off to a pair of Great Horned Owls who were apparently communicating to each other across the park, followed by a thorough explanation of their dogs’ genetics. I know… weird. But their hearts were in the right place and I appreciated their generosity of spirit. Plus, I could hear the owls chit-chatting from time to time.

And right around the bridge, I met another couple — and they were strikingly beautiful. He was African-American, tall and stylish, while she seemed to be Indian or Middle-Eastern with long, black hair, almost as tall as him. They had this endearing vibe about them — loving, kind and so easy. United Colors of Benetton came to mind. I was a little dumbstruck. When they smiled and said hello, I blurted out, “Isn’t it beautiful?” Fortunately they knew that I was referring to the sculpture and they agreed with me, but I sounded like such a dork. Thank goodness that I didn’t say what I was really thinking: “Dear Gawd, you two would produce the most gorgeous children.”

This big “V” formation of birds drifted overhead and initially I dismissed them as a flock of geese. But a family from Texas informed me that these were pelicans. No kidding? Pelicans? They were right! How cool is that?!

This tree reminded me of the Wizard of Oz or something. Creepy, but so cool. 
Note to self: next time, don’t wait so long before going back to Laumeier!  

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