Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Theme Day: Big

Tiger In The Grass
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Leave it to me to forget it was the first of the month and therefore our theme day, BIG. City Daily Photo Bloggers the big wide world over have joined in. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
I call this shot Tiger in the Grass. This is the ginormously tall Grass Blades sculpture by John Fleming at Seattle Center casting shadows behind itself in early morning. It suggested tiger stripes to me. The installation was commissioned to create a filtered visual separation from the adjacent parking lot for Memorial Stadium yet allow physical access and some visual connection between the spaces. Designing transitional spaces must be challenging, and was met creatively here. We are just between seasons in Seattle, summer still here but school beginning soon. One day starts out gray with a marine layer and folds itself into a dry warm day, the next there's a drip of rain and gray, then a sunny day. Today it is on and off rain showers. This transitional area reminds me of this "between time." I'm wondering if the little "You Might Also Like" widget below will pick 3 of the many other photos I've shown you of different aspects of the Grass Blades over the years, or come up with something else. It seems to be doing a good job pulling something relevant from the thousands of posts buried in the archives. Of course it will be a surprise to me that I won't see until after this post goes live. :-) What do you think?


Don and Krise said...

I like what the light does with this. Wonderful patterns. You're right too, our days certainly have been split in two. A light jacket in the morning, shorts and a t-shirt in the afternoon. Fall's a comin'.

Hilda said...

I like this sculpture! Both the material and the patterns they create are lovely.

We have similar weather too.

Bibi said...

Lovely tiger stripes...and good idea for that widget.

Our weather here has been hot, hot, hot.