Skywatch Friday: Got You, Fly Boy

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This is a sculpture of a venus fly trap in Wilmington, North Carolina. The plant is a native of that state and of South Carolina. This sculpture by Paul B. Hill, a conceptual metalsmith and sculptor from Wilmington, stands at the bottom of Market Street and seems hungry only for the blue sky in sunshine.

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Comments

  1. Terrific, different sculpture and an awesome capture as always, Sandy! Love that vivid blue sky!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Anonymous10:17 AM

    Wow - I really thought this was a real plant covered in ice. Great shot - and sculpture... Amazing.

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  3. I thought it was real. Great shot!

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  4. cool photo...there are many venus fly traps in all of our lives that we have to watch out for...lol!

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  5. When I first looked at it, I thought it was upright icicles. Great shot.

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  6. At first glance I thought it was a sculpture of a fish, with only the tops of the fins showing. I once had a Venus Fly Trap but was not successful in keeping it alive. I wonder if Paul Hill considered putting a tiny fly on his art? Just curious. Happy almost weekend !

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  7. Well this certainly is a good plant to have around my house. We get fruit flies and they are a killer to kill off.
    The sculpture looks very refined and beautiful.
    Well done!

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  8. Cool sculpture, Sandy! The sky is such a beautiful blue. Happy Skywatching!

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  9. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Greeeeat blue sky!!! =)

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  10. Great POV.
    So well captured.

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  11. Anonymous7:49 PM

    interesting and different. happy new year, hope the year is starting off great.

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  12. Isn't it a lovely piece of work? Doesn't look at all like a predator! Thank you for sharing this great work with all your friends
    hugs
    Sandi

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  13. fun photo Sandy! we have tiny little pitcher plants in the bog near our house... a similar kind of plant that eats bugs too!

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  14. What a neat piece of art! Weatherman says we will get snow Wednesday of next week. . . that will be a gret birthday present if he is right. . .

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  15. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 26

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  16. Amazing one!
    Have a wonderful weekend Sandy.

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  17. Yes indeed, the lab where I work has a project studying this fascinating plant.;) The idea was born when the lab was still located at Duke.;)
    xoxo

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  18. When I first looked at this I thought it was a Prickly Pear Cactus pad encased in ice. ha.. Happy SWF.

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  19. Wow! Fabulous!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  20. Anonymous9:27 AM

    Fantastic shot. Like the ice formation around the cactus.

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  21. I really like this photo. The colors are fantastic.

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  22. It's gorgeous! It looks like glass.

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