“Hunting for art in nature in beautiful, inspiring surroundings. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
Last year was the first time I found out about Uncommon Common Art and I was hooked from the start. This is my kind of thing. Art and nature-yes. Art in nature, nature in art-better yet. The treasure hunt aspect makes it better yet.. A low tech to no tech version of Pokemon Go. There is GPS and geo-caching but I just get the pamphlet from the local tourist bureau in Wolfville or Kentville, N.S. Canada and go. They are available around town too and of course there is a website-uncommoncommonart.ca.
I posted my finds last year in previous posts but I didn’t show you all of them as time flew and they were gone and I didn’t see the point of posting them after the fact. They say they will be there from about June 21st until the end of October but I am not sure about the end date as I went looking on a cool late afternoon at the end of October for something and found nothing but a scary bird that flapped its wings and seemed about to attack me in the woods just a few days before Halloween. I never did see what bird it was as I ducked and screamed. So I would try to see most before mid-October just to be sure they are there. The sound of crackling dead leaves underfoot added to my terror. There’s a reason for the timing of Halloween. A bridge between life and death. Harvest of life and the end of all most of nature for months on end except the evergreens and year round creatures.
This year I got a good start and by the end of July I ‘d seen more than half. They have been many hot and humid days this year but it has been fun. Here’s what I’ve found so far. It is fun to search and explore. I love finding areas I haven’t seen before but some are in the same place as last year which made it easy. It feels great when you find them. A few times the pamphlet is a bit off and one doesn’t have sign but I found them regardless. Enjoy!
As for food in Wolfville I have been going a lot to Troy lately which serves Turkish and Mediterranean food in authentic surroundings with a large patio. I especially like the mixed mezze platter with lots of dips and pita bread which is easily shared to keep costs down.
To ring this bell you walk up a hill behind a house and get the added bonus of reading this poem. Do you recognize it? It was a hot humid day as they all have been this summer when I went on this treasure hunt. The produce has been great. I just bought some amazing corn, tomatoes, strawberries and blueberries.
I have seen most of the art by now. This one didn’t have the usual blue sign at the site. Luckily it was low tide as it is only visible then and a long drive to this one and the previous one.