Friday, May 21, 2010

Sibley Regional Park

My father and I went on a walk at Sibley Regional Park today, above is a teazel which he tells me were once used for carding wool.

One of the mazes made in the park in a former quarry - by whom and with what intent we don't know. Could it be- space aliens? We managed to intersect with a school group with many vocalizing young humans led by a gray-bearded naturalist trying to expound above the din.

14 comments:

Deb G said...

Oh I like that, the maze! Carding wool with teasel would be a lot of work I think.

Shayna Prentice said...

I'm happy to hear you had a memorable day with your dad! Maybe if you camped out there overnight you could catch the aliens in action? I love teazels - neat to learn what they were once used for. Makes sense.

Clowncar said...

perhaps the teazels made the maze, triffid fashion.

though as you likely know I'm not averse to the notion of space aliens being the culprits.

tabs4959 said...

How cool that you were able to share this obiviously special place with your father. That makes it extra special!!!

Steve said...

I love the upside down heart of the maze...

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Coffee Messiah said...

Very cool and looks like it's pointing to an escape over the hill!

Cheers!

steve said...

Sounds like a real nice walk. Love the photos as well. Thanks for sharing this Susan.

aleph said...

I didn´t know that teazels were once used for carding wool. But it seems "poeticaly propper" to me: a natural thorny prickly fruit smoothening and softening an initially thick and rough fiber, which will finally softly wrap up and keep warm, and protect, our fragil and delicate skins. Maybe I´m imagining too much, but I also feel that between father and daughter there are some reciprocal transformations of that sort during the length of lives. Mysterious mazes there too. Have more nice times these days, Susan!

Celeste Bergin said...

the maze is ammazing. How great that you can go walking with your father. I sure envy that. :)

Tom said...

anything unexplained is the result of aliens--until it's figured out. That looks like a fantastical/mystical hike

Tomás Serrano said...

It looks an interesting place for aliens encounters!

Titus said...

Space Aliens! Our favourite tautology!

Love mazes, this one leads to the heart.

The Poetry Bus said...

The aliens have been! Run for your lives!