Friday, August 23, 2013
While taking our evening walk the other evening, Larry and I came upon a most magnificent sand castle along the south shore of Devil's Lake. The castle, measuring two or more feet high by some three to four feet wide, was elaborately thought out, designed and constructed, using materials other than simple sand. The design incorporated logs (some bare, others coated with sand), boulders, small stones, plant material, bits of wild flowers, even a concrete block. There was a moat surrounded by large egg-shaped mounds of sand. There were walkways and roads. There was a garden. There was so much to study that we took turns walking around and around the castle, noticing new details with every turn. We were blessed to have been witness to such an amazing work of art. It's just too bad that it had to be temporary.