Sunday, May 4, 2008

Nature's Travelling Art Gallery (click to enlarge)











We took a break from our regularly, scheduled classes on Thursday ;0), to take a brief, impromptu field trip. We went to 'our' local art gallery, which happens to be right in our backyard. Now, it's not your regular, run-of-the-mill art gallery with walls and pieces of art work hanging up or displayed in showcases. No....this was just the opposite...in our art gallery, there are no walls and the pieces of art I'm talking about are Nature's very own travelling pieces....in the form of icebergs....each of them sculpted in their own beautiful unique way.

Now I know I've blogged about the icebergs on occasion...(well ok I've blogged a lot about them).....but they are just so magnificent to see. And....they keep getting better!.... bigger in stature and more abundant in numbers. Just when we think they can't possibly get better, they do! For every one that comes into our little bay here, there are 2 or 3 waaay out there that never seem to come in. At last count, there are 5 grounded here in our little bay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to our own art gallery, where we have front row seats. We first viewed from the high, look out point and then down to the lower look out point. It's amazing how they can look so different just by the angle they are viewed at.

I guess this field trip falls under, art appreciation.

4 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I love it! "Nature's Traveling Art Gallery" Very cool! Great pictures too.

BChsMamaof3 said...

That is absolutely fascinating!!! My kids would have loved to have seen icebergs in real life :) One of the things that I would really like to do one day is go aboard an ice breaker to the Arctic. We watch a lot of national geographic type shows and the wildlife and the environment is so amazing it would be so neat to see in real life :) I'm going to show the kids these tomorrow!
Thanks for sharing,
Rosina ~ BC
www.homeschoolblogger.com/NatureNotesFromAbove

At Home on the Rock... said...

Thanks for stopping by Jacqueline and Rosina.

molytail said...

Lovely pictures and beautiful children - and awesome icebergs! I've never seen one "for real" before (just on tv) and that is way cool that you just have 'em floating on by out back like that!