Goodbye to Summer…

…and a look back at one more stop off the road from the Washington Coast.

We stopped at the Willapa Interpretive Art Trail…

The Willapa Interpretive Art Trail was created to commemorate the restoration of a small stream near Refuge Headquarters. The art trail is a one quarter mile curving boardwalk.

Artwork located along the boardwalk helps to tell the stories of the stream and the many species who live there.

Students from the University of Washington Public Arts Program designed, constructed, and installed the artwork for the trail under the direction of professors John Young, Ian Robertson, and Jim Nicholls.

From a distance we thought this little guy was real and you should have seen us approach it very very carefully so we wouldn’t scare it away.

We got closer and closer and it didn’t move…

When we got this close we realized it was part of the artwork along the trail. We laughed till we cried about how careful we were not to scare this fake frog!

These feather sculptures didn’t trick us.

These salmon sculptures in the trees didn’t fool us either.

This dragon fly table was designed by UW Art student Gary Carpenter. The quote on the table is from a poem by e.e. Cummings ~ …the world is mud luscious and puddle wonderful.

The moss on the trees was so soft…

It was a treat to stretch our legs here on the way home from the coast.

Tomorrow I head South for some more adventures. I’ll be back in the Fall y’all! I had to say that because I’m watching Paula on the food channel while I’m preparing this post.  See you next week.

8 thoughts on “Goodbye to Summer…

  1. Wonder if they have a camera on folks to see how they respond to the little frog. Of all that you showed, I think the salmon swimming in the trees would be something very cool. I’d love to see that sculpture.

  2. Wow….this is SO cool!!! The moss on the trees is beautiful!!!!!!! I have a friend who I think will really enjoy this post. She loves nature and unusual things. She will, I’m sure, get a kick out of the little frog. That was hilarious!!!!

  3. Wow – that Art trail looks wonderful! You have visited the most amazing places this summer! Thanks for taking me along …….. can’t wait to hear about your “South” adventures too.

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