Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Walk Among the Statues

Location: Boyd State Park (el. 5,100 ft); Loveland, Colorado

(click pictures to enlarge)
(all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 cell phone)

I found a nice place to spend a few hours yesterday. It is called Benson Park Sculpture Garden and is located in the heart of a residential area in Loveland. There are 148 pieces of sculpture scattered over a mile of walkway that circles a pond and wetlands. It is a very peaceful place where you can just wander around looking at the sculptures. Some of them are pretty good while other are just plain weird. Of course none of them were as ghoulish as the one I saw at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia ,,,,,

I took a lot of pictures but trimmed the number down to about a dozen or so. 
This is the first one I saw and
thought, uh-oh,,,dark statues

then I saw this one and knew it
would be a good walk. If you
can't recognize it, add a comment
and I'll tell you.

Can't be in the west without a

This one caught my eye and I
spent a while looking at it. They
are carrying a bell and the wind
is blowing against them. It was
was good one.

Dogs are always good. That is a
shoe they are playing with.

A pack of wolves under what I
was told is a Red Maple? I asked
a woman and she wasn't sure but
she walked away quickly after
answering. At least she didn't call
the cops on

A boy keeping an eye on the flock

This was a good one too.
You could just about hear, "ring
around the rosie". I wonder if kids
still play that game.

This one reminded me of something from the 70's. Maybe something from Mad Magazine. I haven't remembered yet.

The bench was too wet for me to
sit down. Poor design in terms
of drainage.

This one sort of jumps out of the
bushes to scare little kids, I guess

This one is called the Potato
Man. His face was so realistic that
my cell phone tried to do a face
recognition of it.

This give an idea of the way the
park is laid out. Very nice.

Part of the pond. 

Another wide view.

An Indian warrior and maiden

How about a grandmother sitting
in a chair in the shade.

At first I thought she was reading
but she is actually drawing

And lastly, a wind-swept woman gazing
into the distance. But look in the background
because there is that shadowy character again.
It was a great way to spend a few hours. There is beauty in nature as well as man-made. Loveland has done a great job with this park and other cities should take note. 

Tomorrow is moving day. I'll be leaving Colorado and moving into Wyoming. I have reservations at a campground in Rawlins, Wyoming for the Memorial Day weekend. It is usually a wild time in the campgrounds during that weekend as families begin to enjoy their summer. 

The weather forecast is looking good for Yellowstone over the next couple of weeks. I'll be heading there after this weekend. I figure it will take about a week to slowly explore the park. I hope I'm early enough in the season to avoid large crowds that tend to disturb the quiet and serenity of places like that. Oh well, I'll take whatever is given. :)

Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.


  1. Being as you are in Colorado, I wonder if the statue you called "potato man" has anything to do with the book Centennial, which was a lot about Colorado, and one of the characters I remember was called "Potato Brumbaugh". He was in the book a lot and a potato farmer, I think I remember.

    1. Hello KCD,
      Centennial was one of my favorite mini-series. Brumbaugh was played by Alex Karris, who played football on I think the Detroit Lions. I don't know if this potato guy statue was him or not.
      By the way, I left Colorado today and am now in Rawlins, Wyoming

    2. Looks like you are on the way to Jellystone. Here is a link to a blogger who is a full timer and working for the summer there. She has an easy way of writing, like you, and some interesting info about the park you might be interested in.