My parents were here visiting the other week, and we spent a day at Meijer Gardens. I might have mentioned the Gardens here at some point--it's one of the best attractions in Grand Rapids. They have an excellent sculpture park, as well as a pretty great outdoor concert series. We saw Neko Case there a few years ago, and Andrew Bird is playing there this summer.
But first we had to fortify ourselves with breakfast at Gaia. Andy and I aren't vegetarians, but my parents are, and we always have to bring them here when they visit. For a long time it was the only place to get vegetarian food in Grand Rapids; I still think it's the best.
I loved the intense, dramatic color on these tulips.
Neuron by Roxy Paine. I think this might be my favorite new thing at the Gardens.
Joan Miro, Woman and Bird.
I love this Louise Bourgois Spider sculpture...with birds nesting in its belly.
Keith Haring's Julia.
My mom spotted these in the Victorian Garden. Isn't the lacy pattern on these blooms amazing?
Sadly, we couldn't take these three to Meijer Garden. Don't worry--they got plenty of other walks. Look at the mug on Miss Lucy. Methinks she does not like sharing her couch.