Sometimes the surprises are only a surprise to me, and other times they are most certainly blog-worthy. That, I believe, is the case today.
As I walked my two dogs in the "dog park" called Leslie's Retreat Park, not far from the Hawthorne Hotel this morning, I happened upon a number of sculptures that were not there on our walk yesterday. It seems that they just sprang up in one day, with seemingly no fanfare, no press release, and no signage to say what they are or who did them.
Here are a few photos I snapped, along with a couple that my friend posted on her FaceBook page after she saw my FB post earlier today. I plan to go back tomorrow, because I understand there are more that I missed. I hope you enjoy this new (and possibly fleeting) aspect of Salem.
These "fishing poles" are anchored to the edge of the North River, that runs through the park. Each line appears to have caught something. The closeup below is of a fish, fashioned from mostly trash.
This appears to be a combination birdbath and bird feeder, all made of recycled plastic things.