Dog Who Chases the Birds

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Dog Who Chases the Birds

The nature beings of this cherry tree have a good sense of humor. They sculpted a bird peering out around a tree trunk to see if that barking dog is still around…The dog is, along with his affectionate knit-hat clad owner.

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A very specific dog loved chasing birds, back when Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, was a private estate. His antics amused the nature beings, who sculpted his story into this old cherry tree.

Cherry Trees at Longwood Gardens

The foremost image here is a specific startled bird, feet splayed wide in flight mode, peeking around the tree to see if that dog is anywhere around….

…he is, sitting smugly lower right, jowls set and eyes fiercely focused, waiting patiently and alertly for his target to appear.

Just to the left of the dog, the nature beings sculpted his fond owner – a man in a knit hat, affectionately kissing the dog.

The nature beings at Longwood Gardens are especially fond of dogs, and have sculpted portraits of specific dogs around the old DuPont homestead area.

Seen to the right is this cherry tree in its current environment.

Below I’ve outlined the nature sculptures, for your viewing clarification, as nature sculptures are more subtle than many humans are used to observing.

CLICK HERE to see another Longwood Gardens dog.


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