While walking down a garden trail I saw from a distance a great beehive, the largest one I’d ever seen. ‘Those bees were surely clever to have made such a home,’ I thought.
‘Highly unlikely,’ I realized as I drew nearer for it indeed was huge and made of wooden blocks.
‘Perhaps a home to bats or birds?’
But as I approached I realized that too was unlikely as it was not soiled as one might suppose it should be if birds or bats lived in it.
‘Then what is it?’ I asked myself again.
A work of art the sign said.
Built from the salvaged wood of old grain elevators from Eastern Washington, “it is a catenary dome, 10 feet in diameter by 13’ 6” high. When curved walls are built from square cut timber, wedge-shaped voids appear where the boards meet. Daggers of light split the dark space within, rising to the apex in a tightening spiral.”
At Bellevue Botanical Garden, for this week’s photo challenge: Unlikely