on the road again

The last time I drove into town I took the back roads and had my camera handy.

rusty band

Lining a long driveway off of Cornell Road is this whimsical band fashioned from steel and odds and ends of household appliances, tools and such.

rusty band up close

There were no trespassing signs, so I had to use my zoom to get a closer look.

potter’s house

Years ago, I interviewed a potter who lived in this cottage with studio attached. Since his death a few years ago, it has become completely overgrown, but you can still see the clay relief over the door.

old sequoia

He must have planted this giant weeping sequoia long before they became all the rage. It practically engulfs the studio.

Joel Cottet tower

But here, dominating the neighbor’s yard, is the work that Joel Cottet was known for. You can spy it from Cornell Road, across the street from the school. The car just visible behind the bush gives you an idea of the scale of the thing.

many sequoias

And in the back yard of this neighbor’s house is a whole row of giant weeping sequoias.

4 Responses to “on the road again”

  1. Loree/ danger garden Says:

    Wow fabulous drive-by’s ricki! It took me awhile to see the relief over the door but once I did I was in love. I want it.

  2. ricki Says:

    Loree~So sad to see the place deserted and falling down. Wish there were a way for that piece to go to someone who would love it.

  3. Grace Says:

    This takes the cake. What fun.

  4. ricki Says:

    Grace~I was pretty sure you would like those rusty musicians.

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