Reiman Gardens: Ribbit the Exhibit

Willy the Welcome Frog

Sometimes a short outing or a brief change of scenery is an appropriate response to what’s happening in life. Saturday afternoon I spent an hour or so at Reiman Gardens on the campus of Iowa State University. My primary goal was to see “Ribbit the Exhibit.”

Captivating and whimsical, this collection of human-scale frog sculptures is sure to make you smile. Artist J.A. Cobb crafted the pieces from copper and gave each one personality and interests that just might reflect your own.

Taken two days before a derecho swept through the midwest United States causing widespread damage and power outages, these photos are shared just to bring a smile!

Casey the Cafe Frog
Baz the Blue Heron with Finley the Frog
Mahari the Meditating Frog
Beaumont the Bicycle Frog
The Ribbitsville Ramblers (Sam, Len, & Jules)

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8 thoughts on “Reiman Gardens: Ribbit the Exhibit

    1. Teressa Post author

      It’s a traveling exhibit so maybe it’ll appear at a garden nearer you! If you don’t want to wait, you have until the beginning of October to make the trip. Now that you’re retired, what’s time??!!!! 23 hours 15 minutes is 23 hours 15 minutes no matter the time zone.
      Warning: part of that drive is rather monotonous.

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  1. Kristy

    Perhaps a good place for us to visit on our ‘staycation’ in a couple weeks, for both the frogs & the garden…? Michael’s birthday being February 29th – Leap Year Day – he’s often used some form of ‘leapfrog’ as a password. And he has a varied collection of frogs as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Teressa Post author

      Absolutely a good place to visit for a staycation! Spring is the best time for the flowers – especially if you like tulips – but something will be blooming. Avoid visiting on an ISU home football game day (if they have football). Happy un-birthday to Michael!



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