Thirteen Things about our trip to Pyramid Hill
On Monday, we took a field trip to an outdoor sculpture garden,
Pyramid Hill. Since it was supposed to be sunny and warm
(50ºF for a high), I thought it was high time we got out there.
Even though it was supposed to be warm, it wasn't so much, but
we had a lovely time getting all cultured and everything.
Of course, I took many many pictures. I am not going to share
them all today but I will share many. You have been warned.
1. Ok, the idea of going to a "sculpture park" was not high on
my children's list of happy things to do. There was much puling
and griping on the way over there. Once we finally found it and
disembarked, they had more fun. In fact, we got a little giddy
with all the highbrow entertainment. Of course, you can't take
the goof out of my group, so we got some weird and funny pictures
and had a good time. This one was in front of a frozen pond,
before we really started to let our hair down, as it were.
Can you see the deer tracks on the snow atop the ice
behind the children?
2. One of our very favorite sculptures (and yes, we did
have favorites), was Dragonfly Dome. It was also one of
the few for which we could actually find a name. Their
map leaves a lot to be desired.
3. From there, we examined this blue sculpture. Of
course, Abby climbed right into it. She's a great lover of
art, is our Abby. She likes to get right in the midst of it.
(The twins liked it too.)
4. In fact, she loves art so much that she decided to kiss
one of the sculptures. Right on the lips.
I also like this photo because it shows all 5 children in an
atypical way from how they're usually posed.
5. And she just wanted to be a part of art permanently,
so she allowed one of the sculptures to nibble on her.
What a patroness of the arts! All gave some but she gave all.
She was also quite willing to sacrifice her sister Rachel. Anything
for art, you know.
6. After the giant lips, we really got into the spirit of the art.
This one was of the girls "shocked" because their brother
"destroyed" an art installation.
And the picture from yesterday's Wordless Wednesday was
from me "yelling" at him because he tore down the pillars.
7. There were a lot of pieces where we just went .
(I won't even tell you what the girls decided this one
was representing. Suffice it to say that the hair
was way down by then.)
8. I love this picture of the biggest girls.
9. We saw many things that I think weren't meant to
be artistic. But when you're an artistic philistine, you
just make your way as best you can. Here was the first
of many piles of artistic deer scat.
We even saw a herd of artistic deer down by one of the
frozen-over ponds...now they were poetry in motion (
and that's certainly artistic).
10. After we left, I asked the Big Girls what their favorite
sculptures were. Abby's favorite was "nature".
(They actually "skated" on the sort-of frozen pond. Yes, my
heart was in my throat much of the time.)
11. There was one sculpture that I was particularly fascinated
by and hence, I took many many pictures. Which I will now
share with you. Aren't you the lucky one?
12. I also liked this one a lot, although it didn't show up
well in photos. The way it catches the light is great fun.
13. Pyramid Hill is 256 acres of wooded property with
pieces interspersed throughout. Did I mention that we
were the only people in the park on Monday? We certainly
were. Although we did not walk to each and every installation,
we walked to at least half of them. Midway through,
David lay down for a rest. Although he was not saying
this, I chose to caption this, "Enough sculptures already!"
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