Have I got a crocodile for you! Also a sweet glacial erratic! Funny Diva and I went out for a nice Thursday evening jaunt along the Burke-Gillman Trail. Since I had to bring pizza to S, we parked at Log Boom Park and took the trail towards Bothell, so that we wouldn’t have to hoof it all the way back to Ballinger Way with a pizza box.
On the way, we encountered a crocodile.
Yes, that is a statue of a croc, holding a staff and wearing a suit, its long tail spiraled around its plinth. No, your eyes are not deceiving you. And yes, this is a sort of industrial area. I have no idea what this piece of art is doing amongst the warehouses and suppliers.
The lighting wasn’t very good, so I didn’t get a real good look at what he’s standing on, next to, or made of. I’m going to guess he’s bronze. The plinth looks like marble, but it could be metal or ceramic or similar. I think the rocks he’s standing beside are basalt. One day, I’ll zip over and chat up the owners, and then we will know it all.
Whoever designed this had both talent and whimsy. Check out this noble brow, this jaw full of jutting teeth, the jaunty hand in the pocket.
And it’s wearing a bow tie. ZOMG.
There is nothing not cool about this croc.
After photographing that lovely statue, we proceeded on, past the beer garden sandwiched between two industrial buildings, and on towards the residential area that borders on the golf course. As you leave behind the hustle and bustle for the green grass and quiet houses, you encounter a dear glacial erratic beside the trail.
It’s but a wee one compared to the maclargehuge glacial erratic behind my former domicile, but it’s still large. Funny Diva noticed it after I’d taken her to see the maclargehuge one. That woman is sharp, people. It only takes her once to catch on.
The other side is just begging someone to step up. So I did.
Close up, the thing has a few fresh surfaces chipped into it, and I think it’s dunite, but it was getting too dark to tell, and certainly too dark for a macro. I’ll take after it in better light with the hammer next time and get us a good idea of what it is.
So that was a nice adventure! We turned back at the erratic and finished our evening with Pagliacci Pizza, as is required.
Posting will be light over this weekend, as we have jousting and pumpkin hurling on Saturday, then a house party on Sunday. I’ve got chapters to write, research to do, and ZOMG I AM SO BUSY YOU GUYS. But I’ll get you pretty pitchoors of the horsies, hawt action video of our own Trebuchet hurling pumpkins, and maybe even some smokin’ hawt black powder cannon action. If you’re free tomorrow, come join us.