Variations of a Theme: Double Take from a Friend


I received an email from a friend of mine that suggested I check out a sculpture of a giraffe she saw from the road as she was driving to her sister’s.  Her directions were intriguing and got me humming “We’re going on a bear hunt…”

I enlisted the help of my husband so that he could drive and I could take pictures and try and figure out how to get closer to it should we find it.

So, with my 35mm camera on the ready and my phone to “pin” my coordinates in Google Maps, I was scanning the right side of the road as directed when I saw the giraffe.


Picture taken from inside the car as we were driving past it at (let’s say) 65 miles per hour.


In my excitement I “pinned” its location a little south but we were able to locate it off the highway.  I like that it is looking out over the highway. It is difficult to get a true sense of its size from this distance.


Getting closer.





It was so fun getting a tip from my friend and being able to find it! Now that I found it it has left me with more questions than answers. Why is it there? Where is it from? Did it have a previous purpose? Maybe from a carnival? I am hoping to get more tips!


You just never know when you will happen upon a very large wooden giraffe!



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