Where we walk they have a reward system: for five walks you get a button. Got it quite a while ago. For 50 miles you get a Wetlands Tote. Saturday morning, while at home on the computer I got an email, my birthday, that I had my 50 miles in and could pick up my tote at the Nature Center. Every time we walk in The Wetlands we go to their walkers website and record our miles for that day. I knew I was close to 50 but didn't realize I'd made it. Of course I had to go over there and pick it up. Luckily the day was cool as it was afternoon when I went on my walk. And this is my tote.
Not what I expected but for sure funnier.
But besides that. While leaving the Nature Center I took a different trail home and came upon a new Art in The Wetlands installation. The info about it. "Ten talented artists from all over Nevada have been selected to create temporary art pieces for the outside ROOTED exhibit on a short loop trail in the Nature Preserve of Wetlands Park. Each of the artists were commissioned to build and exhibit an original nature-themed art piece created with environmentally friendly recycled and repurposed materials. Artists include Bella Sanabria-Roman, Dan C. Brady, Deborah A. Lambin, Heather Lang-Cassera, Jeffrey Bennington Grindley with Jason Casey, KD Matheson, Pablo Gonzalez Flores, Scott Marquart, Shan Michael Evans, Xochil Xitlalli. Displays will represent the interwoven roots of nature and the human connection with the natural world.
The first piece. Some of them were titled, if they have a title I included it. This one wasn't. Fragile looking.
A closer look. Everything is made from cut up plastic bottles
Again a closer look.
Looks like cactus to me. Maybe Paper Mache.
The art is below the title.
At first all I saw was the snake like object - or lightening bolt.
I liked this one. No title. Thin blue pieces of plastic, twine or yarn and lights. Kind of pretty.
Yes, it does kind of resemble a raven.
By the time I got home I'd walked two more miles. I recorded them! My next milestone is 100 miles - 52 down 48 to go for a Wetlands Park Water Sling - goes around the waist and carries a bottle of water (not included) Not bad for a just turned 85 year old.