I reminded him that I wanted to pull over when we got to the metal sculptures that are located just a bit east of Augusta, Kansas on Sculpture Hill.
As we've driven by over the years I always wanted to get some photos but could never seem to remember until we were right there and in a hurry to get where we were going. This time stopping was in our plans.
If you check out the website you'll find that the artist, Frank Jensen, has a Master's Degree in English and taught for many years. Plus you can read about each one of his creations. I encourage you to take a look.
These deer have just cleared the fence. The artist titled it "Mule Deer".
(Please click on each photo to enlarge.)
The name of this one is "Red Bone, the Running Bison."
And this one is titled, "Morning Sun."
"Riding to the Meadow"
"Whistling Boy Bringing Home the Cow"
All of the ones before this one are spectacular works of art but this one and the next two are by far my favorites.
Because, you see, they represent one of the books I was required to read in high school. And it was one of my favorites.
Can you guess what piece of literature the windmill is from?
Maybe this will help.
If you guessed "Don Quixote" you were spot on.
And here's Don's sidekick, Sancho Panza.
There are more sculptures that we could see from a distance but I was unable to capture them on film. I would love to see all of them up close but unfortunately tours are no longer given.
So I'll just admire them from afar.
I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do.