The past several mornings have been cooler than previous ones, and the days about ten to fifteen degrees cooler. This morning there was evidence of some rain during the night, and there's been dew on the grass, a sign of higher relative humidities. But, other than a few haiku, my writing hasn't benefited from the changes.
But I did go to the Denver Botanic Garden's the other day--Kathy is out of town visiting our daughter and her family down in Denton, Texas. I've been trying to get Kath to go with me, but she always seems to have an excuse. So I went by myself. For the past eight or nine months, the DBG has had an exhibit of Henry Moore sculptures outside in the gardens. His sculptures are massive, and it took several cranes to get the works in place. What a wonderful show.
It is a huge piece, placed in a pond where its reflection makes it even more imposing. The fall colors in the leaves enhance the weathered copper of the piece, I think. You can get a sense of its size by the size of the benches and arches behind it.
One of my favorite of the more abstract pieces is one called "Locking Piece." It is massive, but the fact that you can see between the pieces seems to give it an airy, light feeling. At least it does for me. But then some people, including my wife and kids, think I'm weird--right Al? Note the size of the planter to the right, at the base of the piece.
So, I think I found a great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon. The Moore gallery is worth going to see and going back to see. Now if I can just get Kath to go when she gets home from Texas. After all the excitement of Denton, however, she may not be up for more excitement. ;-)