Hunting the Stegosaurus of Hartford

Did I ever mention that I have a teensy-weensy problem with obsession? You’re shocked, I bet. Well, after peering over the rock wall of Alexander Calder’s former home in Connecticut, I browsed the web to try to find places that his work was on public display.

That’s how I found myself riding in to downtown Hartford, Connecticut on a February day. I was hunting dinosaurs. Stegosaurus, to be exact. Stegosauruses? Stegosauri? Whatever. This thing:

Alexander Calder’s Stegosaurus

While I was walking the dog today, looking up at the sky – it made me smile to think that I’m still soft enough to see whales in the clouds, the Wolfman’s face in a tree burl or to enjoy the whimsy of a big red Stegosaurus.


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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8 Responses

  1. VStarLady says:

    What a beautiful February day ….isn’t there supposed to be snow?

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      We’ve gotten a few feet of it but thankfully there have been quite a few warm days sprinkled here and there and it didn’t hang around so long. A light dusting this morning which i’m hoping won’t amount to anything. Praying for no road salting. It’s going to be in the 60s this coming week, if you can believe that. C’mon, spring! 🙂

  2. RichardM says:

    What happened to all of your wonderful snow!?

  3. Sandy says:

    I love looking at clouds and seeing the wonderful collection of whimsical creatures there 🙂 Never loose that “softness”

  4. Kathy says:

    I’m glad you’re soft enough for that stuff, too, and willing to share it with fellow travelers. 🙂

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