Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My First Day Back in Minnesota

I'm visiting the Twin Cities in Minnesota for a couple of weeks.  I haven't been back since I moved to Maine in 2001.  All my kids and grandkids are here, and we've been revisiting some of our favorite places.

Yesterday we went to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (currently hosting a Rembrandt display) and then stopped by the Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Museum

I'd forgotten what a special place that is.  Larger-than-life sculptures in a beautiful outdoors setting.

                                          A walkway filled lined with flowers

My artistic ability consists of drawing stick figures.  But here's a new take on a stick horse.

The girls had a great time exploring. 

       An i-beam sli

and posing for pictures in a gigantic frame     

                                           We all had fun on the giant swing

And stopped by to visit my most favorite piece, a gigantic glass fish in a crystal house.  I've been there in the winter when there were several feet of snow outside, but inside it's a tropical garden.

We topped off the excursion admiring one of the iconic pieces, a giant cherry on a spoon.

Today, we're headed out to one of the 10,000 lakes Minnesota is famous for.

And if you want a taste of Maine, check out my latest release, Wishes and Dreams, from Whispers Publishing