Monday, March 19, 2012

Found art - snow gargoyles sitting on my fence – Fairbanks, Alaska

My wife, Betsy, pointed out some interesting snow sculptures sitting on the fence next to our house. As you can see, the fence boards alternate on both sides of the fence. What you can’t see is that the snow sags between the boards on both sides of the fence. However, the sagging snow on our side is roughly triangular in shape—on the other side it’s much more rounded.

The fence runs roughly north-south. I think the differential melting is due to the neighbor’s side getting the cooler morning sun, and our side getting the warmer afternoon sun.

Anyway, to me it kind of looks like mid-relief sculptures of stout birds of prey on top of my fence, or maybe giant toads. What do you think?

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