Recently, I started a new job and so my trips to the river are extra special. I do, however, have years of digital images to draw from and so these works can live again. Many of these were originally seen by few if any people. This is the Ohio River Neptune from this time last year. He’s holding what’s left of a toy trident…probably from a Halloween devil costume. The head is Styrofoam with some waxy residue coating it.
While making the Neptune figure I recall seeing Canada Geese parading their goslings around the creek mouth that feeds into the Ohio River.
Here’s where I left Neptune standing on an old railroad tie. His body was a nice portly chunk of Styrofoam. This was sited in the park’s western side near a favorite stand of cottonwood trees. This little grove has amazing exposed roots that support these trees and form overhanging canopies that you can sit under. Fewer people venture out this far from the parking lot.
This post promised a groundhog’s head…and here it is. I snapped this image of a young whistle pig poking its anterior out of its burrow. Around here, you do need to pay attention to where you walk because it’s very easy to twist an ankle or break a foot stepping into one of their holes.