Charlie and I have been working with others in our township to create a nature park for the last five or six years. Now it is getting ready to open. We were involved in the naming and were inspired by a poem by Wendell Berry "The Peace of Wild Things" to name it Peace Park. The Township Board suggested that we should"post" the poem in the park, so we are looking into a bronze plaque affixed to a stone.
We went out to the "stoneyard" behind Tom's nursery to day to look for a local ROCK yesterday.
These are some possible stones because they are flat, but they are not really from our part of Michigan. They are from the U.P. [Upper Peninsula], not down here "below the bridge".
Here's Tom himself with the stone we would prefer to use. He has laid a piece of plywood the same size that the plaque will be to check the size of the surface. This one is really local granite. It will have to be stood up on end and buried about two feet in the ground at the park.
Now we wait for the monument company to say if this rock will work for them.
Tom's enthusiasm and love of nature
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