Friday, January 1, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

First post of 2010.

Photos taken above and around The Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.

It took us a few seconds to realize that this 'tree' was one of the pieces on exhibit. It is simply entitled "Graft, 2008-2009" by Roxy Paine, made out of stainless steel and concrete. You can read about it here.

There will be more information and photos of 'my bunny' in tomorrow's post.

Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia for hosting SkyWatch Friday.


GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Denise: Happy New Year! We're skywatch neighbors this week. I'm all ears for your photos today. Very interesting!


lazyclick said...

Wish you Happy New Year.

Sunny said...

What a cool tree!
Happy New Year!
Sunny :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting tree, Denise.... Great post... I'd love to visit that Sculpture Garden.

Happy 2010 to you. We are still in 2009 right now here in middle TN....

Happy New Year.

Regina said...

Gorgeous skies!
A wonderful New Year!

Kay said...

Happy New Year, Denise. I love all these photos. That tree is an amazing sight. Your header is terrific. I love it!

Marina said...

Happy and healthy New Year Denise!

Marina said...

Sorry, I forgot to ask you:did you recieve your present from me? Did Santa found his way from Greece to USA?

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Interesting post; I didn't know of this sculpture garden in Washington, D.C. I'll have to put it on my list of things to see next time we visit. We have visited D.C. many times over the past several years. It seems we find something new to see at each visit.

jabblog said...

Happy 2010!
That tree is so beautiful - it's a shame it will never bear leaves!
As for the bunny - gorgeous, but might he be a hare?

The Good Life in Virginia said...

fab post...that bunny is very interesting :0

eileeninmd said...

Neat photos from the sculpture garden. Love the tree and the bunny. Sounds like a nice place to visit, I will have to check it out myself.

Viola said...

Such a special tree, I thought it was a real one by the first look.. :)

Denise said...

GreensboroDailyPhoto, and a Happy New Year to you also! I'm all ears too ;)

lazyclick, thank you. Happy New Year also :)

Sunny, even cooler in person.
Happy New Year Sunny :)

Betsy from Tennessee, if you and George want to see that tree, I would be happy to show it to you :)
Happy New Year Betsy :)

Regina, a wonderful New Year to you too :)

Kay, and to you too. Glad you enjoyed my post and the new header :)

Marina, and the same to you :) So nice to see you here. I will be stopping by to thank you for my lovely Christmas gift. So sweet of you to think of me, Antigoni too. :)

Linda (PA_shutterbug), we've been going to DC for years too and always find something we haven't seen before. As I said to Betsy, next time you visit DC, I would love to show it to you :)

jabblog, and to you too. That tree would look lovely with silver leaves. Yes, the bunny just might be a hare :)

The Good Life in Virginia, thank you. You'll see more of my bunny tomorrow in Camera Critters :)

eileeninmd, thank you, maybe you, Betsy, Linda and I could have a blogger get-together there one day :)

Viola, me too. I had had to look twice :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures. I have now seen my first photograph of a tree sculpture.

Have a great New Year!

Tes said...

Beautiful shots, Denise! Happy new year, girl! *hugs*

Xavi said...

I am just stopping by to say Happy New Year and i wish you a wonderful 2010.

gigihawaii said...


That tree looks so real I was taken aback when you said it is a sculpture. Wow!

Maria said...

Dear Denise, Happy New Year! That first skywatch photo of the yera is really great! Feathery clouds! Best regards, Maria

Linda Reeder said...

We have a tree like that in our Seattle sculpture garden, today under gray skies.

Patty said...

Have a wonderful, fantastic New Year.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Happy New Year Denise, great photos, as always, that tree is very interesting.

Gill in Canada

Denise said...

Yogi, thank you and you too.

Tes, thank you, you too and sending hugs from N. Virginia.

Xavi, how kind of you. the same to you.

gigihawaii, HAUOLI MAKAHIKI HOU Gigi! I had the same reaction when I saw it for the first time.

Maria, Happy New Year to you, and thank you for your kind words.

Linda Reeder, that is so interesting because when we were in Seattle I also saw another sculpture identical to the one we have in the garden, it was shaped like a gigantic old typewriter eraser. I wonder if you have seen it on your travels and what the connection is between our two cities, I also wonder if there are other duplicates? I see a google search in my future ;)

Patty, thank you and the same to you.

Gill - That British Woman, Happy New Year and thank you.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Hi Denise, Happy New Year to you and may it be a great one. That tree is just stunning, a real show stopper. But I also love the hare and am sure I have seen him pictured somewhere before.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I forgot to click on the button to subscribe to comments on this post, so I just saw your invitation to show me the sculpture garden. I will most definitely take you up on that offer. It would be wonderful to meet you sometime.

Carver said...

What a fantastic garden. I love the sculpture. Happy New Year!

Denise said...

Brit Gal Sarah, Happy New Year to you too. I think our bunny is pretty popular and does have a twin in another city.

Linda (PA_shutterbug), it will be fun to get together Linda. I look forward to that day.

Carver, it is an amazing area. Happy New Year!

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