Grounds for Sculpture

Boy, retirement sure has me in a whirlwind. There’s never a lack of something to do. I’m really finding it difficult trying to “pencil” everything in! I have to learn to say, “No.”

I had a full week of volunteering at the Noyes Art Museum including their gala fundraiser on Saturday night (I have the blisters to prove it), lunching with friends, strength training, reading, forest bathing, and taking a trip to Grounds for Sculpture.

look closely at this sculpture

While forest bathing, I was so intent on taking a specific photo that I got poison ivy. I’ve never had it this badly, and it’s literally driving me I scoured the Internet for every home remedy there is, but nothing has relieved the itching so far. Two weeks of this? Geesh . . . So I had to wear a below-the-knee length skirt at the gardens to hide all my pink patches. My very large pink patches.

Life-sized statues are positioned in the most unlikely places and in some compromising positions–one has to look to make sure that they are in fact statues! Hmm, how do they get them to look so life-like?

I avow not to put too much on my plate in the coming weeks as there really wasn’t much Dapper G or me time. Plus there are lots of fall cleaning chores to do in the garden. I suppose they can wait  . . .

A real treat at the sculpture gardens was dining at a French country restaurant over-looking a Monet bridge.  Perhaps I should take French cooking lessons.

The weather was superb, well-deserved after a grueling summer. I wanted to order a few bellinis and lie down on the grass somewhere on the grounds to get some much-needed sleep.

But I knew I had the 1 1/2 hour drive ahead of me and J- had Monday morning to prepare for. (To look forward to?)

And on the way home I got to thinking: I wonder if I should take sculpting lessons?

Daily Gratitude: sauerbrauten made by Dapper; being alive; being retired

Quote of the Day for YOU: The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.  ~Leo Rosten

© Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2012.


9 thoughts on “Grounds for Sculpture

  1. Sculpture is such an under appreciated art form. You capture them very well. I love the intimacy of several of your photographs.

  2. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. I have noticed that there is never any lack of things to do now that I’m retired. I’ve had people ask me, “Don’t you get bored?” My response: When is there TIME to get bored?? 🙂

    • Robin,
      When I told my father that I was trying he says, “What will you do?” Well, I haven’t’ had time to not do something! In fact, I’m going to hold off on making commitments this week because I’ve had no time to myself! Still want to make it up to Bay of Fundy soon!

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