Wednesday, November 23, 2011
ABC Wednesday: Snow on Sculptures
I didn't want to wait to post the photos I took during my Snowy Saunter after our big Storm last week, but it didn't escape my attention that I was Squandering a perfect opportunity to have Something to Share for this week's ABC Wednesday "S" post! So I Saved a few additional photos for it. They're not just pictures of Snow, they're pictures of Snow on Sculptures! Bonus points! :-)
While not exactly a Sculpture, I love this hitching post pony,
one of a Set of four, wearing a Snowy hat.
"Cool Water" by Mike Thomas
In Spring and Summer, water Streams from his hat
onto Some river rocks Spread beneath it.
This Statue Stands at the entrance of Whitney Commons,
across from the library, and has its own web cam.
(See the "SMILE, you're on camera" Sign?) :-)
"Mr. Whitney" by Felix Velez
Edward Whitney, for whom Whitney Commons is named,
Shares his Snowy bench with Some book-loving youngsters.
(You can See this Sculpture Sans Snow
by clicking on the link above).
A Staunch & Steadfast reader tries to read through Snow!
This last one, another Staunch and Steadfast Snow-covered book lover, is Situated in front of the Sheridan library and is for you, Rose! I Said a year ago I'd get you a photo of this Stunning Sculpture all covered in Snow and finally got the chance! :-)
"Circle of Friends" by K. E. Crain
For Seasonal contrast, you can See both "Cool Water" and "Circle of Friends" in the Summer Sunshine on my Street Art, Part II post from a year ago. (A year ago already? Seriously?! That's Shocking!)
For more Specimens of S, from Silly to Sublime, visit...
Sending warmest wishes to my American friends
for a Safe, happy & gentle Thanksgiving!
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"