Story Mill Park in Bozeman, MT is one of my favorite places to go. The nature trails leading from it take you through sightings such as deer and great horned owls to waking past cattle sale arenas. In the park itself are play structures such as a huge huge huge dinosaur climbing design that is made out of wood. It is a piece of art of and by itself. Then there are the climing walls, the slides that go down a massive hill, and two story playhouses. I wish I could play on them!
Last week, as I was watching the news, I heard about an art exhibit at the park. I was very excited to go to see it. Later that night, my mother called from Wyoming. "There's an art exhibit at some park", she says. "I want you to go and take a picture of a raccoon in a tree!" Oh, mom, I do love you so!
So - when I got to the park, it was a little different from a normal art walk, because people were very careful to keep socially distanced and I was pleased to see everyone wearing masks. It did mean that we waited in line to see each piece, and felt a little rushed so the next people could see it - but it is up for the rest of the month and I hope it won't be so busy the next time I go.
Several of the exhibits have little extras with them - like stickers, coloring pages, and recipes. So many details - I can't wait to go again and see all that was missed.
I know you want to know....Yes, I got my mom a picture of a raccoon in a tree. Can you find it?
I am a recently retired small town librarian living the dream in Montana in my boujee yet redneck kind of way. Married to a mining engineer and mother to two wonderful young men.