Monday, October 1, 2012

First Day of My Favorite Month

I love the header photograph I've just posted behind my blog title.  It's a gorgeous shot of a Native American sculpture erected on a tiny island on Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith, NH.  According to a Facebook entry by Edward Phelps Grace III
Glenn Hines of Houlton, Maine and his wife, Diane, crafted the imposing 11,000-pound eight-foot tall replica of the Native American that graces Indian Island in Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee by day’s end.

Local residents and businesses collectively donated some $58,000 to fund the creation of the bronze and another $5,000 to restore the badly eroded island. 
The small island was originally home to a zinc sculpture of an Indian that had been part of a collection owned by local coal magnate Edward H. Clough. Given to the town around 1924, the war-like Indian was dubbed "Chief Chocorua" by the locals.

Pretty glorious, don't you think?

I live in such a beautiful place.


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3 comments:

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

You live in a gorgeous place. I assume that's a Cole Scott image? It is stunning.

DJan said...

Yes, extremely glorious. And thanks for the explanation, as well.

bill lisleman said...

Certainly worth a boat ride or canoe trip. Does that lake freeze over in the winter?

Christina

Christina
by Cole Scott