Yesterday we walked a lot. In the morning, we hiked the trail here at Ledges to the Crow's Nest, a high point with a somewhat limited view due to the trees, Actually the trail is more steps than trail but this park has some stunning sites.
In the afternoon, we visited Rieman Gardens in Ames. We were especially fascinated with the butterfly house--over 800 butterflies of 250 varieties. There are other specialized gardens as well. The only disappointment was the InTREEging TREEhouse display. Apparently, in spite of Iowa States horticultural and architectural notoriety, they are unaware of where treehouses should be. I would be curious to see what kind of tree they would put the one pictured below.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.