Monday, December 3, 2012

The Best Rusty Stuff EVER!


Near Borrego Springs is a giant miles-long park on private property. It is full of sculptures made of wonderful rusty stuff.


I was here 3 years ago (post here) but there are lots of new sculptures - over 100 all together now!


All are beautifully detailed.


This one reminds me of some of the 4-wheel drive trips we were on this summer....


The most exciting new one is this HUGE serpent - 350 feet long -


And twenty feet high.


The back end is across the road from the front end.


This sloth either lost his head, or doesn't have one yet.


The guys have to discuss the logistics of how to fix the problem.


Aaaaaaaa!!!!!


Scary as they are, they all have beautiful eye lashes.


Things got a little hairy at one point, and we sent Nelda out to take care of the problem.


Once we had to beat them off with sticks, in addition to Nelda's cane.


Whoa - you could have at least bought me a drink first!


Some other new ones - the vineyard workers -


And the grasshopper and scorpion.


Does this tail make my butt look big?


The sculptor must have a dedicated feather-maker - he needs lots of them.


WHOA! Wait a minute! Who is going to do the blog from now on???

22 comments:

Bob said...

OK, that's pretty awesome.
Definitely not in the "one cactus looks like the next" department.

Donna Huffer said...

Wow, we are going to have to go back there and catch up on all the new ones.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

On the list of places to go! Glad youl made it out alive to write this post!

Shoeless Joe said...

Wow!! That is so very cool. A rust seekers dream come true.

longdog2 said...

Amazing and wonderful that they are private land but you can still go see them.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Soembody has way too much time on their hands...or too much junk in the backyard! ;c)

I'm surprised you didn't help yourself to one or two of those sculptures, they'd look good in your trailer...

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Soembody has way too much time on their hands...or too much junk in the backyard! ;c)

I'm surprised you didn't help yourself to one or two of those sculptures, they'd look good in your trailer...

Dave said...

Fantastic and they look so good in that setting.

klbexplores said...

And they say there is nothing new under the sun. Love your rusty stuff.

JoAnna Ezuka said...

Hilarious poses with the sculptures!!

Jill said...

Wow! That was fun!

Gaelyn said...

These are amazing with so much detail. And right up your rusty alley too.

Sally in WA said...

Ohmigoodness! These are just awesome. What a talented artist! Thanks for sharing these.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

As rusty stuff goes, those are pretty nice:)

Barbara and Ron said...

I just love all those sculptures! Don't care if they're rusty or not. I always worry about vandals, but I guess so far, so good. Thanks for showing me the new ones.

Linda and Terry said...

Must have been pretty hot that day and you all forgot the water.


Love the photos.

wheelingit said...

Are you still in Borrego Springs? We're boondocking East of Peg Leg out here. If you're still in the area and are OK to meet-up lemme know.
Nina

Debra Dickinson said...

This made me cackle out loud with laughter - I just loved it! I especially like the "peril" shots - what fun!!! Glad you were able to share. LOL. One more on my "gotta go see" list. Thanks for sharing! :)

ladynomad said...

Those are so cool. One of these days I want to go see them myself. And I love your interaction with them!

turnwhentheroaddoes said...

Great pics as always. Thanks, this looks like another must see for our list.

Wayne& Rhonda

Sondra said...

fantastic I LOVE THESE! It would be great to see the artist wonder who it is?

Ed said...

the sculptures are by Ricardo Brecedo, displayed at Galleta Meadows Estates, Borrego Springs, California, made possible by the philanthropy of the late Dennis Avery.