As our car zipped down the highway into Minneapolis, we saw a sign for a garden. Not too far away, we thought. We remembered the garden a few days later and headed back to check it out with our old friend, Dick. We hoped this wasn’t going to be a mistake as Dick has lived in Minneapolis almost 50 years and had never heard of it.
We walked on all the Eloise Butler trails and were pleasantly surprised to discover that with 500 different flowering species in the garden, there were flowers blooming in September that we’d never seen before.
As we left the garden, we saw a number of red insects scurrying across the sidewalk. What were they?
After our visit we realized that the park had been aptly named: a “sanctuary”. It was a refuge in these troubling times. What a wonder to be surrounded by lovely flowers and magnificent trees! This is a sanctuary not just for the birds.