Fascinating faces at the Wildflower Center

Faces of stone, metal, and bronze greeted me at the Wildflower Center on Monday—part of a sculpture show on display throughout the gardens.

I’ve photographed her before. I think she’s part of the garden’s permanent collection.

A pensive face for a green glade near the stream.

Jumping through hoops

Non-human faces greeted me too. Is there another Big Bugs show going on? This gigantic dragonfly perches on a water cistern at the entry.

A spider made of wrenches, rebar, and gas-pump handles lurks near a pond. This one kind of creeps me out.

Ants the size of Mini Coopers frolic in a meadow.

But the gardens are real, and so is the wildlife that visits. I spotted a pretty cardinal in a tree.

A red-eared slider soaked up the sun in the entry pond.

And a water snake basked on lily pads.

All these faces proved fascinating to the school kids visiting that day—and to me as well.

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9 Responses

  1. Floridagirl says:

    Those are fascinating faces! I must admit I was expecting flower faces when I clicked on that title. How exciting to see those statues and creatures! Wonderful photos! I especially love the giant dragonfly.

  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    There is no end of interesting objects in the garden. Love those big bugs.

  3. Eliza says:

    I love the giant bugs! I wonder what my neighbors would think if I affixed one of those to my house… :)

  4. Nicole says:

    Really nice post-would love that ant in my yard!

  5. Jayne says:

    I love the different faces – very lovely. The bugs are great too! They had a similar (but smaller) spider at Mercer Arboretum when we were there earlier this year.

  6. You can always count on the Wildflower Center to entertain and delight! Nice pics.

  7. That shot of the snake is splendid.~~Dee

  8. Absolutely lovely!

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