Saturday, August 13, 2011

Grass Artists

Saint Thomas Seminary (Bloomfield) above.
American School for the Deaf (West Hartford) below.

33 comments:

Cindy said...

I know grass artists are very proud of their lines. The head mower at Fenway Park holds seminars on this, as well as making pictures, words, and logos in lawns. Great shots!

Karl said...

I love this artists work, beautiful pics Jach!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I bet this is not as 'straightforward' (haha!) as it looks!! The sky is gorgeous in that top shot Jack, the turret has a slightly medieval look to it. Hartford has a lot of very old and beautiful buildings methinks.

Kate said...

Both buildings and their vast lawns are perfect places to practice this "art." The towers on each of them are also quite unique. The architecture seems very classic in design also.

Birdman said...

Yes, I am truly amazed. They've taken lawn mowing to an art form.

Farmchick said...

I always like to see these designs on lawns. However, I don't think I would have the patience to do this on my own.

Bruce Clark said...

Very nice captures. I really like the lines in the first shot with the blue skies and puffy white clouds.

joo said...

Both are wonderful!
Have a nice weekend, Jack:)

Halcyon said...

Golf courses are often mowed like this too, but I've never managed to get such a good shot of it! Love this. :D

Luis Gomez said...

Great pictures Jack!

Lynette said...

Fab panoramas, Jack. Love the grass art! I've got public art on my blog today--we're on the same wavelength, thousands of miles apart. Pretty neat.

Leif Hagen said...

Two grand, stately buildings! I hope the lawn mowing crew wear hats and sunscreen while doing those lawns!

Sharon said...

Beautifully cut! I love those lines.

VP said...

Grass artist, I like the term and it seems really appropriate for these pictures.

Malyss said...

These are velvet carpets made to magnify the wonderful buildings!

Randy said...

Soon we'll see Grass circles! They have some proud gardeners.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your grass art! Delightful captures and such beautiful skies!! Hope your weekend is off to a great start, Jack! Enjoy!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

The buildings are great but the lawns are fabulous! The grass art is always one of the neat things about watching a baseball game in a stadium with natural turf.

Regina K said...

Well those stately building are worthy of great art lawns.

JM said...

Yes, it's a cool effect on grass and the diffrent curves on the top shot make for a great photo, not to mention the fantastic building in the background.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I used to mow my grass and was intent on getting the lines straight. I am sure that comes as no surprise...

Now, I have a nice yardman, very reasonably priced.

Bises,
Genie

Suzanne said...

Like everyone else I'm drawn into the photos because of the lawns. In St. Louis at the new Busch Stadium they mow the arch in the outfield to replicate the Arch that you can see peaking out over the top of the stadium in the outfield.

Jacob said...

A pair of majestic buildings and photographs! Gotta give the grass cutters credit...of course, that is an incredibly boring job (so far as I'm concerned) that they probably dreamed up such patterns in order to avoid going a wee bit crazy!

cieldequimper said...

These lawns are too good to be true! And splendid views, too!

Gina said...

Beautiful shots of a resplendent place.

Virginia said...

I get it . I so get it. I had a big big yard for a long time and cutting the grass every week was taxing but gratifying as well.
V

Karen Xavier said...

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Karen Xavier.

EG Wow said...

Ha! I love the paths created in fresh-mowed lawns.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Wow! That first photo is awesome! Aren't we lucky to live in such glorious places?!

Shannon said...

That first shot is one of the best shots I've seen on here in a long time.

Steffe said...

A beautiful building.

Tash said...

You sure live in a gorgeous part of the country. Lovely photos, lovely buildings, interesting grass "art".

Hugo said...

I never tire of seeing these places Jack, thanks for sharing.