This is a bad photo of a fascinating collection of structures inside the stump of a tree. I hope the stump is still there when I return to the Botanic Garden; if so, I will take a new photo and replace this one.
This was revelatory because I never would have guessed that the internal structure of a tree looked anything like this. I’m not actually certain it is a tree, for that matter; it might be a shrub or some other sort of plant. Because it was just a stump, it wasn’t labeled. Many things in the garden are indeed labeled, but not as much as I’d like. Sometimes I find an unlabeled plant and have to look around for more, hoping that another instance has been labeled.
This garden currently has a varied collection of sculptures placed here and there. They are made of wood, metal, glass, clay…and perhaps other things. They range from playful and quirky to graceful and elegant. What a lovely adjunct to nature! I wish they weren’t temporary, but I guess if they don’t sell, they move on to another venue. I think I’ve made only one outdoor piece, and I left it in Kansas City. Left a lot in Kansas City, sigh.