It’s different, it’s modern, it’s not Sequim…but we own it! I know an article was in the our weekly newspaper, the Sequim Gazette, but for the life of me, I can not remember “why” we own it.
After I originally posted this picture, a friend sent me a link to the article. It was a gift from Dave Reynolds. Here is a portion of the article. “His gift to the city
Reynolds’ grandest piece of art might be an 11-foot-high, 1,000-pound aluminum testament to the ever-changing nature of sunlight and shadow. Reynolds has donated the sculpture, “Sunlight and Shadow,” to the city of Sequim for placement at its water reclamation site on Blake Avenue….“Basically,” Reynolds says, “this sculpture ends up being a metaphor for life. It expresses light and dark, good times and bad … night and day.
“Sunlight and shadow affect everything in our lives. The sun on the water … how we feel when the sun shines ….”
He says it is particularly appropriate for the water reclamation facility because the park represents the cyclical, interdependent nature of the elements: rainwater, groundwater, sunlight and shadows. He’s donating the sculpture to the city because he says the city has given much to him. His gift is an expression of gratitude, a sentiment he is quick to share with Charlie Roberts, the welder and fabricator who brought Reynolds’ 11-inch original to larger than life form.
With our wonderful weather it is hard to realize fall is just around the corner. I captured this “Orange Art” in front of one of our local restrauants.
Note the dog bowl attached to the bottom of the water fountain. This is in Carrie Blake Park close to the water reuse center.
In Seal Park is a Life Trail station…I love the side that asks one to “exercise your mind.”
This was the original “coffee shop” in Sequim. It still has some of the best…but it is now one of many. The name “Hurricane”“Hurricane” comes from Hurricane Ridge not far away in the Olympic Mountains. It’s a beautiful site we will visit later, but the wind can blow just like a hurricane.
Lots of towns in Western Washington have hanging baskets. Ours are special. Starting in the winter, the local highschool FFA department begins growing plants and getting baskets ready to hang. The students do a wonderful job. They are hung after Mother’s Day through out Sequim and tended through the summer by the city. They always bring a smile to my face
Sequim is famous for it’s Roosevelt Elk. The City Fathers had metal elk sculptures installed at the off ramps on both ends of town. They adorn the streets signs in downtown Sequim. But now the elk have become a problem. Those who have built in their migration and grazing patterns are often surprised with elk staring in their windows or munching on their newly planted shrubs and trees. Who should go and who should stay? Unfortunately, I think I know who will win.