Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ACU Walking Trail

Cool fitness and artistic concept: a wide, paved sidewalk interspersed with Bible verses carved into the concrete, adorned with fluttering flags of different nations and the 50 American states. Walkers pass by the fountain on "the hill" and there is a contemplative maze imprinted into the pavement opposite.

Also nearby, the Jacob's Dream statue.

Bloomin' Cactus

Rather wondrous, these cactus "flowers." Right in keeping with the rest of the plant they have spines, but are this gorgeous shade of burgundy pink.

Heff's Burgers

Burgers here are the size of dessert plates. No kidding, one patty equals the amount of meat you'd find in 3, even 4 burgers elsewhere. Lots of choices of shake flavors. 50's decor.

Beauty Is ... In the Eye of the Beholder

This giant gorilla sculpture can be found on Royal Crest Drive in Abilene. Notice the accompanying little baby ... gorilla.

Beauty Is ... Where You Find It

In the Fall ... @ Albertson's - a pile of glorious gourds. @ Natural Grocers - some unusual cauliflower ... relative? Almost like sculpture. Make your own museum exhibit out of a produce section.