Saturday, January 2, 2010

Camera Critters

This week I thought I would introduce you to another kind of critter, Barry Flanagan's "Thinker on a Rock", cast in bronze. I also shared him in my previous post. You can find this 'bunny' on the grounds of the Sculpture Garden in Washington DC. I have known him for a long time now and after looking at these photos you will be reminded of Rodin's "The Thinker", as the pose is very similar.

Its creator Barry Flanagan (January 11th, 1941 to August 31st, 2009), was born in Prestatyn, North Wales. You can find out more about him here. There are many other sculptures nearby which you can read all about here. The link will take you to an information page, and if you want to see others located in the garden, you just click on the arrow below each description.

Whenever I am in the Sculpture Garden I am always drawn to 'my bunny'. He has long been been a favorite of mine.

"When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking about what they want to hear and one-third about what I want to say."

~Abraham Lincoln~


Camera Critters was created by Misty Dawn. Thank you Misty!

28 comments:

Kay said...

That's a very interesting rabbit. Looks more like a hare, don't you think? Something about it that is very intriguing and I can see why it draws your eye.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like this thinking rabbit too. Thank you for the link to the sculpture garden. We will definitely put the garden on our list of things to see when next we visit Washington, D.C.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--what a beautiful sculpture, Denise. That 'bunny' has mighty long EARS... Wonder if that helps me hear better --when people visit him????? ha

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Misty Dawn said...

What a very interesting and beautiful sculpture! I also really like your header photo - very pretty.

eileeninmd said...

Great post on the sculpture garden. I love the thinking bunny. very cool. I would like to visit this place in DC.

chubskulit said...

He is thoroughly examining his goals for this year hehehe.

My Camera Critter post. Have a good day!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: That is one unusual critter, probably because of the way it is sitting.

Karine said...

What a fascinating story, a fascinating sculpture and a great twist on the camera critters theme, very well done!

Patty said...

Very unusual sculptures.

storyteller said...

What an interesting 'find' ... thanks for sharing the various views and the information about this sculpture too. Love the Lincoln quote ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Snap said...

Denise,

Wonderful critter bunny! I love sculpture in the garden. Thanks! New header?!!!

rinelle said...

Great work of Art Denise...May you have all the very best in life this year.God bless to you and to your family

take care always!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Oh, I love it! I like it much better than the thinker :).

Joops said...

Interesting entry. I wonder what the rabbit was thinking about.

My first time joining this meme,hope you can take a peek on my first CC entry. Have a great weekend!

ellen said...

What a great entry you have! Wishing you all the best this year. God Bless you and your family.

Mine is up! Hope to see you. Your comment is much appreciated.

diane said...

yoohoo I got into your comment box.
I don't know if it is blogger or my computer that has the problem. I'm pretty sure it is the latter.I'm getting a new one soon so hopefully I can comment more often. Your sculpture park must be fun to walk around. The thinking bunny is unusual but captivating.

AL said...

I wish I have one like that in the garden. I love bunnies, I was born in the year of the rabbit and they are my lucky charm.

Happy New Year Denise.

AL

mommanator said...

Love it! hey go over to my site you won the giveaway- I need your address so I will be able to mail once I get back to FLA

Caron said...

We have this same sculpture in Des Moines. I took photos of our downtown sculpture garden one very cold day last summer.

Denise said...

Kay, yes I think he looks more like a hare too but he will always be 'my bunny' because he reminds me of the ones in my childhood.

Linda (PA_shutterbug), you're very welcome. I think you'll enjoy it when you visit and we'll be glad to show you around :)

Betsy from Tennessee, he certainly does doesn't he? I keep hoping his ears will help my own bad hearing, alas not yet ;) Have a wonderful day too Betsy.

Misty Dawn, thank you, happy to hear you liked the sculpture and my new header.

eileeninmd, thank you. I hope you will visit the place one day.

chubskulit, isn't he though ;)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy, he certainly is and I think the pose has a lot to do with it.

Karine, I appreciate your kinds words. Thank you.

Patty, he certainly is.

storyteller, you are very welcome for both. Hugs and blessings to you too :)

Snap, thank you and yes that is a new header.

rinelle, thank you so much and I wish the same for you.

Iowa Gardening Woman, high praise indeed, thank you.

Joops, I would like to know that too :) Welcome to CC, I enjoyed your entry.

ellen, thank you and I would also like to wish you all the best this year with many blessings to you and your family. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog.

diane, sorry you've been having problems with my comment box and hope it's as you say, a problem with blogger and not with my particular blog or your computer. You're getting a new computer? Now that's exciting!

AL, now that's an idea, I think I would like him in my garden too. May he always be your good luck charm with many blessings given.
Happy New Year to you Al.

mommanator, how exciting and so kind of you. Thank you VERY much. I have already sent you an e-mail with my address. Hope it warms up down there soon ;)

Caron, I read about another sculpture being in another city, a university I believe. Is that yours?

rinelle said...

awesome! wishing you all the best in 2010! mine is up. see yah.

Gattina said...

A funny bunny, lol !

rinzo said...

happy camera critters! visit my 2nd entry! Happy new year!

i beati said...

header so bright and fresh I want him at different spots in my yard..sandy

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I really like this "Thinker." Hi s ears: the better to hear while he thinks. ;-)

Ricepatty said...

What an interesting looking fellow - I can see why you are drawn to him. Thank you for yo comment on LuLu. Happy New Year!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Now that is a different take on the theme....Have a very happy and healthy 2010 Denise...Michelle

Denise said...

rinelle, thank you and the same to you.

Gattina, he certainly is :)

rinzo, Happy new year!

i beati, me too Sandy, me too :)

Your EG Tour Guide, I think so, most definitely :)

Ricepatty, yes very interesting. Happy New Year to you Lulu!

ramblingwoods.com, you too Michelle.