Frankly, we've never actually gone Black Friday shopping. Or maybe there was that one time TD5 and Luuuiisss went...but since then, and even at that time, it's been all about Black Friday shopping at the Happiest Place on Earth - Amazon.com.
No, no. It's not Disney, fools. I thought we discussed this already?
It was a brilliant day on Friday weather wise. It was sunny (alright, that's not brilliant for me but brilliant for photo taking opportunities, if I must), and not a biting cold November day and it was in fact, the perfect sort of day to walk the acres at Storm King.
So a-walking we went.
It was after we got to the end of the parking lot, a mere 1 minute walk from the "entrance" to the art center, that my Boo'Cheeks niece informed us she was tired.
Unfortunately for her, we had quite the ways to go and with that, a blog in pictures! (Please click the images to enlarge):
|As one of the first structures, I was sort of obsessed with the "K" (hence named by me) or "Jambalaya" as it is known.|
|I was obsessed.|
|Probably one of my favourite ones.|
|Being that Autumn is my favourite and my best, I really liked the colours everywhere and the lost leaves leaving the trees with branches drawn on to the sky. Truly, everything looked picturesque.|
|The ducks were certainly enjoying themselves. All fun and games until someone threatens curry!|
|This thing freaked me out. It moved along on the water but a bit slowly and was pretty deceptive.|
|the Mermaid...I liked how she sat on the island in the middle of the weeping willows and water but I'm not sure I actually liked her|
|Then came the wall. Really I should have taken this shot from the top of the wall going down the slope...|
|...because it goes from the top of the hill, to ground level, then "under water" and then out the other side|
|and around the trees, not disturbing any of the land and built from materials in nature. Hippies.|
|Look! A Clown in his Natural Habitat!|
The next part of our journey took us to a series of hills meant for climbing. I could not for the life of me capture just how amazing a job the artists did by creating these hills. They were a lot higher than indicated by the pictures and a lot more impressive. The hills dipped into fairly steep slopes and into soft patches of land in between and it was like a horribly, good game of hide and seek mixed with Peek a Boo.
Through the forest, a herd of deer came dashing out and ran across the plains. It was beautiful.
|Day after Day|
|Alone on the hill|
|We were met by Sarcophagi|
|And a three-legged Bhudda|
|There was no way for me to get a person free shot much to my dismay|
|It was pretty awesome.|
|The mirror fence was probably my favourite piece of the entire exhibition. I was foiled in trying to get some beautiful pictures with the kids. I would have gotten away with it if not for them pesky ones.|
|And I guess what's not to love...|
Or as I have come to believe, they are going to play a role in the forthcoming Zombie Apocalypse.
Mmhmm. Nothing creepy about this at all! That Luuuuiiissss, he's a smart one.
Gingerly making our way out of that mess, we found a fool lounging outside the Museum House (which was beautiful but surely haunted)
|Oh, apologies. We found two fools!|
|love it. I don't even want to picture what this would look like with leaves on that tree.|
|This thing was awesome but I couldn't do it justice in a picture.|
|Give me pillars and I am happy. Love columns!|
|And goo'day to you, Sir.|
That's correct. TD5 found the All-Knowing Trash Heap at the side of the house.
It was a fantastic day and a trip I would not mind making again. Perhaps there will be a different season next time around.
Currently listening to: "Magical Mystery Tour" by The Beatles.