We left on Thursday to take Adam back to school for his last year. The ride to Northfield Vermont is boring. There's bright spots along the way, and Wolfie's in South Deerfield Mass. was one of them. Decent food, a reasonable price and great help. The wood plank siding on the restaurant is a testament to the place!
What a weekend. I started by working in the garden yesterday, weeding and pruning. It was hot, humid and sunny. In the next yard, behind a row of cedar trees and a fence, were the neighbors enjoying their pool. The children were yelling as their dad played the part of an underwater monster swimming around and getting them. You could hear the two of them splashing him, trying to get away and hide behind their mother. Neighborhood noise, good neighborhood noise. I could have stayed in the garden all day. Today, was the other end of the age spectrum. We supported our local Elks lodge and went to a lobster fest. The food was great. I haven't has a lobster in a few years,which made it even better. The majority of the folks there were much older that us. I know many of the service organizations are losing membership. Younger people haven't the time or interest to join and older members are passing on. I just wanted to be back in the yard listening to the sounds of youth. Today's photo is an oldie but goodie. I made this on a walk along the ocean one evening this past October. The beaches aren't this empty, even at night, at this time of the year.
A Larry Rivers sculpture called legs, that lives in the historic village of Sag Harbor has caused a big stir. Neighbors don't like it or the traffic or the lights that up-lite it at night. The owners of this sculpture, Janet Lehr and Ruth Vered are well known in the art word and here on the east end of Long Island. The Vered Art Gallery in East Hampton is quite the place! I would highly recommend it. But, sometimes artists and gallery owners look for attention. A few years back, The Vered Gallery was in the press because they were serving wine during an opening. They don't have a liquor licence. The great news is that it caused such a stir, the gallery was packed with visitors. The press about the legs has caused the same thing. They put the sculpture up in 2008, but it wasn't until recently that they were asked to remove them. After a major newspaper article about them, someone asked me to make a photograph of them and actually I couldn't find them. I was looking for them on the front and not the side yard. So, now I've been to Sag Harbor twice to see and photograph the legs. Both times, I ate in the village. Maybe the chamber of commerce should try and work something out and put them in a public space for people to see. Or maybe, just keep all the hoop-la in in papers and visitors will have to stumble on them and maybe, stay for lunch. But, like any nice pair of long legs...people are gonna look! Maybe a downtown revitalization project should look into their own set to help boost traffic.