Thursday, October 04, 2007

A Manmade Among the Granites

Take a look at some of the choice open space in the granites that was part of the package when the city recently acquired the old Yavapai County Fair Grounds. I only happened to take the photograph because I spotted a manmade up on the far rocks.

Zoom! And here you have it. A fountain? A gigantic bird feeder? A sculpt without any practical use? Whatever. It appears to have been created out of rocks, held together with cement. Of course, there was no info about this object when I queried The Google. Plenty of pictures of horses, cowboys, notables and one review panning the condition of the grandstands.

Blogging Tips: You might want to visit OmegaMom or Loosely Speaking. Both have added some very practical blogging tips to the list I posted a couple of nights ago. Later --Meggie has answered at the original site of the list and Stitchwort has also weighed in at her site, with comments about comments, a subject dear to my heart! There's nothing better than being the instigator of a good discussion. BTW, Stitch has persuaded me to turn off the gobbledgook verification thingy, which, I have to admit, is a bother. Besides, Blogger emails comments as they arrive, so that I can catch spammers & cut them off at the pass. Did I mention that some clever IT guy is using segments from ancient manuscripts as gateways to a web site, the idea being to get a consensus of the content of those hard to read texts.

7 comments:

hermano said...

Maybe a pseudototum pole??

Hermano

stitchwort said...

Somebody seeing what they could do with a spare bucket of cement?

Dropped in to let you know I've done the tag- sort of.

Olivia Kroth said...

Your photo of the granites reminds me that we have granites, too. They are called "Eschbacher Klippen". Good idea - I'll include them in my next post about the "Taunus Mountains".

Granny J said...

Bro & Stitch -- seeing as how this is govt. land, my guess would be some sort of school project -- which reminds me that I've got to post the pictures from Acker Park that I took several weeks ago. More art done by school kids.

Olivia -- what a wonderful, mouth-filling phrase for granites. We've got some wonderful Eschbacher Klippen at the Granite Dells, Granite Basin and also just past Yava on the road to Hillside and Bagdad.

Granny J said...

Oh, yes, Olivia -- translation?

Olivia Kroth said...

It means "cliffs of Eschbach", a little mountain village near where I live.

Granny J said...

Thank you -- popular with climbing enthusiasts as ours are? On local blogger is started a climber's blog here. BTW, there are some great pictures!

 
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