Sunday, July 27, 2014


     And now we pause from our regularly scheduled grown-up, thoughtful, literary content to bring you a photo retrospective of what happens when three women who have known each other for almost 40 years and share a mutual delight in idiotic behavior get together and visit the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey, as Ann, Jocie and I did last Sunday.
     First of all, the Grounds for Sculpture is a beautiful natural site.  Just as one example, here are two photos of stands of weeping blue atlas cedar:

and here's me, grooving on nature:

       But there are also sculptures:
     and more sculptures:

And lots and lots of sculptures by Seward Johnson, heir of Johnson & Johnson and apparently the unofficial Kitschy Sculptor Laureate of New Jersey:

and for perspective:

And you know Renoir's The Boating Party, right?
Well, Here's Seward Johnson's take on it (the water in the background is real):

     But of course, the most important feature of the Grounds for Sculpture is the aptly-titled Friends Acting Stupid.



     It was a lovely day.


  1. How fun! It's great that you guys can stay in touch over all these years. And I never knew New Jersey could be so beautiful.

  2. Hey, Stephanie! Yes, people who have never been to my adopted state are always surprised that it's not just one big highway linking New York and Philadelphia. Look, I freely admit that NJ can't hold a candle in the beauty department to states like Colorado or Utah, but it does have some lovely spots. Really!

  3. Looks like a fun and memorable day! Thanks for sharing the pics.


  4. And thank YOU, Yvonne, for continuing to acknowledge that you know me even after you've seen how I spend my spare time!

  5. It's good to know that I come by my idiocy honestly.

    1. Did you ever have any doubts about that, my fine feathered son? XXXX