End of a lovely day

Posted: December 13, 2022 in Art
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The one sculpture Sue hadn’t found on her first visit to the Arboretum was tricky, as it was off the main road. We ran it down, though, and as we were walking toward it, I said it looked like a giant mushroom. I was right on target. 🙂 This is Mycelia.

Named for the filigreed, thread-like fungus, Mycelia extends reflections on the interconnectedness of humans and the natural world.

Mushrooms offer themselves as metaphor and image; the strange blooms of an otherwise invisible organism that runs beneath the forest floor. 

It was the end of a lovely day but we did get a good laugh from this quite suggestive fungus. 🙂

One last look at autumn colors before Sue dropped me off at the parking area, then headed home. I spent a bit of time (and money) in the gift shop before heading back to our friends’ house.

I’m glad you could walk along with me. The next days will be hit or miss as we’re making a flying trip back to Illinois to pick up a Toyota SUV. Why so far? Dealers in our part of Arizona are adding $7,000 on top of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, an attempt I’ve heard at gaining back a portion of the money they’re losing by not having any stock. We went through the Costco program, which was a God-send: less than MSRP, the dealer has to add on a number of items, and Costco

  1. pommepal says:

    Another beautiful sculpture. Thank you Janet for sharing them with us

  2. Alison says:

    Wonderful sculpture
    She looks very serene

  3. peggy says:

    This sculpture does look like a giant mushroom. I can see why you are making this fast trip – be safe and careful.

  4. Will D says:

    Very neat. Looks like it could be out of Alice in Wonderland!

  5. John Hric says:

    What did they do with the caterpillar and the hookah ? They would go great side by side….

  6. scr4pl80 says:

    What a cool sculpture. I love seeing oddities like that. Good luck with the car. Adding $7000 is crazy. Just greed.

    • The dealer in Illinois, when I told him about it, said they’re trying to make back some of the money they’re losing through not selling many cars. I guess that makes sense. But it doesn’t make consumers happy!

  7. Amy says:

    Beautiful sculpture. Adding $7000? That is crazy!

  8. Lovely shots, Janet! I’m still trying to figure out how to use the one of the dead mouse.

  9. tootlepedal says:

    As a fungus lover, that was just the sculpture to tickle my fancy. Thank you.

  10. Marsha says:

    What a great find in the middle of the forest. You should link that to Natalie’s Public Art Challenge on Friday. It’s so unique. I hope you have a wonderful trip. We are getting lots of snow. We have three days’ worth almost if tonight’s snow sticks and I don’t know why it wouldn’t. The temp was about 31 degrees when we got home at 4:00 and it was snowing heavily.

  11. Paula says:

    And I love how the light falls on it. A nice, intimate shot!

  12. Sue says:

    Interesting sculpture…