Three Things Thursday

Thanks to Nerd in the Brain for the weekly challenge Three Things Thursday:

three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy


Recently we’ve come across some artistic representations of animals (click on any photo to see a larger version):

(1) Snake Sculpture

carved snake 02

We discovered this snake at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. It looks so real that I was taken aback the first time I came upon it in the Asian Forest section. A few days ago we visited the zoo again with a 3 1/2 year-old family member. Like me, she stopped in her tracks when she saw this guy. “Is it moving?” she asked. When I told her no, it was a statue, she said, “Whew!” I know exactly how she felt.

(2) Wooden Slug

Slug Sculpture

We came upon this carved slug on our most recent trip to Northwest Trek. We had never been him before. In addition to rain and a temperate climate, the Pacific Northwest is also famous for slugs, including the big banana slug. This fellow apparently arrived just in time for the annual Slug Fest, which was to be held the following weekend.

(3) Neighborhood Sea Serpent

carved snake 01

And what would a Pacific Northwest neighborhood on Commencement Bay be without its own resident sea serpent? We came across this clever use of a tree root on one of our walks. I always marvel at examples of such creativity.

© 2016 by Mary Daniels Brown

2 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday”

    1. Actually, the Slug Fest consists mainly of events aimed at educating and entertaining children (e.g., slug races). I’m not sure they can get the slugs to show up on cue, although we did see one on the walkway while we were there. And there really not as gross as you might think, as long as you can get over that whole slime trail thing! Thanks for reading.


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