A PRECISE WORD EDLUDES me to describe the Rancho Deluxe Z Garden in Mason City, Iowa.
A sign welcomes visitors to this unofficial, privately-owned Mason City sculpture garden.
Rather, I must choose a list of words for this half-acre garden created by local Max Weaver: quirky, odd, unique, creative, unbelievable. And, yes, even a bit weird.
See for yourself in these images snapped during a recent visit to 500 Second Street Northeast:
While touring here, you certainly will ask yourself about the meaning of many objects and displays.
An outside the fence view.
I really liked this circular garden art placed next to ornamental grass.
An eclectic mix.
An “air boat.”
I simply love this repurposing of 4,000 pound cement blocks as canvas for art.
Love this message in the maze of blocks.
Even old signage proves artful.
One of my favorite sculptures features wheel covers.
The garden even includes a veterans’ memorial.
More projects and/or space for future expansion spotted through a barred barrier on the property.
FYI: Click here to read my first post about Rancho Deluxe Z Garden.
Please check back next week for more stories from my visit to Mason City.
Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling