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Morton Arboretum

September 21, 2022

Artist Daniel Popper’s UMI sculpture

If you have not been to the Morton Arboretum outside of Chicago, put it on your list. My now official in-law Deb Amann invited me to join her on a walk and driving tour through this magnificent property yesterday.

The arboretum was opened in 1922 by Joy Morton, who founded the Morton Salt company. It sits about 25 miles outside of the city of Chicago and feels like it is a million miles away from the noise, rush and grit of the urban mess.

Since I’m still recuperating from COVID we walked some and drove some of the peaceful grounds.

One highlight is the exhibition of South African artist, Daniel Popper’s, massive sculptures that look like God pulled trees from the ground and twisted and shaped them into representations of Mother Nature.

I’ll write some more about the Arboretum and the things we saw in future posts, but here are a few glimpses of the lovely women who greeted us along the way.

Thank you, Deb, for getting me off the COVID couch (I’ve been negative for many days, just still feeling icky) and getting me out into our beautiful world!

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