After a quick glance outside our window what did my wandering eyes see?
I spied a man, standing next to a fence.
I asked the waitress who he was, and she apologized for not knowing!
Thankfully, a sign describes this past New Ulm citizen.
Of course, fences were on my mind and luckily I discovered this hidden gem of a park just a few blocks from downtown.
It was perfect but the weather, not so much.
Winter plays a horribly bleak, and forlorn dried up trick on delightful little parks such as this.
All week we had grey skies and Saturday wasn't any different.
Yet you could imagine what a prize it can be during every other season, sunshine or not, and it even had a gnome family!
This park is nestled between two buildings and the walkway on the left leads to an Arts and Crafts gift shop and a Quilter's Shop!
They had all kinds of fascinating old things decorating the place.
"It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought."James Douglas
"Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality. " - Andy Goldsworthy
Interesting New Ulm Fact. From the Minnesota Guide (a handbook for Travelers and Pleasure Seekers) written in 1869 - It was laid out in 1857 by a German colony from Cincinnati. In the Sioux war of 1862 it was almost burned down, and many of the inhabitants butchered. Two fierce battles were fought with the Indians, who besieged the place August 19 and 23, but were repulsed. Since then the town was rebuilt.