Monday, June 20, 2011
Spotted: Kenwood Scarecrow Garden
Between Wilder House and the Lillie House on Kenwood and 58th is a communal garden, though I don't know who tends it. It may not be in full swing yet, but being so close to the university, surrounded by massive, famous buildings, tennis courts, and carefully landscaped homes, it seems an unlikely and (thus) happy space for a gardening experiment.
But surely the most notable feature of the garden is not what's growing here. It's got to be the scarecrows.
With the stylized elegance of a Greek tragic chorus, this football player works hand in hand with the one-eared cat man toward their common goal.
I know better than to attack a straw man, so let's just say that if you work 24/7, I guess you get to stand around with your belly untucked.
In any case, I look forward to seeing what precious crops require such careful vigilance.