Snowy Sculpture Garden Tour

Come along on a snowy little tour

of the

Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden

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The Colony, Snow Sculpture, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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Obelisk, The Colony, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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During the time elapsed since my previous post, A Most Illusive Winter, as predicted the snow drought has been lifted, with several blankets coming and going over the space of a few days.

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Obelisk, The Colony, mid-February, 2015, Woody Creek, CO

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At one moment buried, the next exposed down to its base the Obelisk serves as a convenient dip stick, as it were:

~ ~ ~Obelisk, The Colony, Snow Sculpture, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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The Colony, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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The Colony, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Leaning Tower ~

With the sun as potent as it is at this late stage of the winter newly fallen snow tends not to stick around very long, especially when it has the misfortune to land upon a bare patch of earth, or a swan…

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'Swan Wave', The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Swan Wave ~

Swan Wave does however tenderly nuzzle each and every drift that lands her way, until it too reluctantly recedes into nothing.

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Solar Frog, Snow Sculpture, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Solar Frog ~

Solar Frog on the other hand would seem to have other, slightly more distracting matters on his mind.

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'Dreadnought', Solar Fountain, Snow Sculpture, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Terrible Lizard, Dreadnought, Troy ~

Granted it may look at first glance like winter, but with both solar fountains going hell for leather all day long their astonishingly early arrival on the scene rather serves to mock the season.

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The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Maypole ~

Considering the sheer intensity of Colorado Rocky Mountain sun I’m quite amazed that any snow still lays upon the ground at all.

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'Catwalk', The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Cat Walk ~

'Catwalk', 'Oblique Perspective', The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Oblique Perspective, Cat Walk ~

Ice Sculpture, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Terrible Lizard, Wolf Man Jack ~

Each carving is responsible for its own Snow Sculpture, and so, what can I say ? Wolf Man Jack came up with this little number:

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Ice Sculpture, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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Believe me, this sort of impossible frozen architecture ↑ ↓ is not difficult to find around these parts. At 7,300 feet water gets up to some mighty mysterious things. These quite splendid examples of Pareidolia for instance – just what is it you see ?

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Ice Sculpture, The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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'Solar Frog', 'Will & Grace',The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Polar Trout, Will & Grace ~

Meanwhile, life elsewhere within the garden continues as per usual; Will is still furtively proposing to Grace, except that he, she… they, seem oblivious to an alarming new threat in the form of one mightily hungry Polar Trout. Seems he has set his beady eye upon the ring.

~ ~ ~'The Belle', 'Nessie', The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ The Belle, Nessie ~

Nessie slithers her watchful vigil over Mistress Belle.

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The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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All in all I have to say this really is a gorgeous time of year.

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'No Strings Attached', The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ No Strings Attached ~

'No Strings Attached', The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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'No Strings Attached', The Sculpture Garden by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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Birth of a Guin, with Fish, by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

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and now

the slideshow

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Birth of a Guin, with Fish, by MARTIN COONEY, Woody Creek, Colorado

~ Birth of a Guin, with painted wooden fish ~

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Thank you very much for stopping by. Until next time, bye for now.

Author, Owl Creek Road Trail, Aspen/Snowmass Village Expressway. MARTIN COONEY

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Monday 23 February 2015 6:24 pm

Monday 23 February 2015 6:24 pm

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