Farm Implement Scrap Metal Art Sculptures, July 4th, Black Bears

By: WeatherWise , 5:04 AM GMT on June 30, 2014

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A few years back, my brother took me out to Bob Cage's farm to see the huge display of amazing Scrap Metal Art Sculptures made from old farm implement parts. I was down in Halifax and South Boston on Friday and happen to notice some of his work all along the way. I decided to stop and take photos.




July 4th

Looks like the town of Halifax, VA decorated one of Bob Cage's iron sculptures with a patriotic them. Bob Cage has created over 80 sculptures from old farm implements scrap iron. Many are on display in Halifax and South Boston, Virginia, plus he has a farm display full of his creations. Some are huge.




Scrap Iron Sculpture

Found this in the town of Halifax, one of Bob Cage's iron sculptures. Bob Cage has created over 80 sculptures from old farm implements scrap iron. Many are on display in Halifax and South Boston, Virginia, plus he has a farm display full of his creations. Some are huge.




Scrap Metal Art Sculptures

Throughout the town of Halifax and South Boston your will find weird Scrap Metal Art Sculptures from old farm implements along any street corner or on display on Bob Cage's farm. This one appears to be made from old plows

Links to articles about Bob Cage:

 

http://www.virginiawind.com/virginia_travel/south _boston.asp
Not Your Typical Farm Produce in South Boston, VA

http://oldhalifax.com/cage/SBSculptures.htm
Bob Cage Biography - Halifax County, Virginia

http://www.farmcollector.com/community/ironclad-a rt-bob-cage.aspx#axzz35sS8U5BM
Ironclad Art by Bob Cage

http://vickiwelsh.typepad.com/field_trips_in_fibe r/2012/06/a-surprise-find.html
A surprise find

http://www.virginiabusiness.com/news/article/sout h-boston-company-makes-inflatable-aircraft-and-bui ldings/315894
the Bob Cage Sculpture Farm. Cage, known as South Boston’s oldest living hippie, has created up to 80 metal sculptures.

      


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WildlifeWhy are there so many black bears this year?

The answer is pretty simple: they’re hungry and looking for trash, bird feeders and even pet food
http://www.godanriver.com/news/danville/why-are-t here-so-many-black-bears-this-year/article_26dde06 c-fe48-11e3-b639-001a4bcf6878.html

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51. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:35 AM GMT on July 06, 2014
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50. WeatherWise
3:45 AM GMT on July 06, 2014
Hi Sandi! I agree - nature is so amazing! I did have a great 4th and spent a lot of time on the Riverwlalk! Both days I ended my walk with a visit to the Butterfly House.


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49. WeatherWise
3:40 AM GMT on July 06, 2014
Hi WTS, I agree - was quite amazing!. Like they say, a photo is worth a thousand words.
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48. WeatherWise
3:32 AM GMT on July 06, 2014
Hi OBOP, I suspect your really are an expert with birds of prey. I like that nickname. I am not an expert but I learn a little bit more each day. I learned the name of a butterfly that looks so much like the Monarch but yet is quite different. Usually they were feeding on the same yellow flowers that the monarchs were. This butterfly is called the Queen Butterfly.

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47. sandiquiz
1:02 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
Hi Shirley, I hope you had a good 4th July.
What a great record you caught in that robin photo... like you, I wouldn't have believed it if you hadn't seen it!
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46. WatchinTheSky
11:52 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Cool photo WW! I recall hearing about birds doing that but have never seen the 'proof'! Almost fireworks time :)
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45. oregonbirdofprey
10:21 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Hi weather. I'm a looong way from an expert. I've done some volunteer work in a wildlife rescue. Most of our animals were birds. Humming birds to eagles and most everything in between. Your robin story/pic is a new one for me but it makes sence.

Nice pictures you take.

Have a good holiday!
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44. WeatherWise
9:33 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Hi OregonBirdOfPrey, Welcome to my blog! YOur nick really intrigues me! I am thinking you might be a bird expert. Thanks for your input on the wing walk thing with the mockingbird and I just bet you are right. I saw something interesting one day with a robin. It had ants all over it but someone said that was what the ants were doing - eating parasites from his feathers. I had seen the flicker there just a few minutes before. Guess it was eating ants, then the robin flew over there. I would never have believed it had I not had the photo.

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43. WeatherWise
9:15 PM GMT on July 04, 2014



Hi Bug, Thanks for taking a look at my farm implements scrap iron sculptures. I can't wait to go back down there to keep my eyes open and spot some more. Plus I would love to go out to his farm first chance I get. Glad you weathered the storm okay or guess should say glad Arthur skirted the east shore and did not really come into the mainland. I just checked back to last July 4th photos and seems I spent it the same way - on the Riverwalk and Butterfly House at the Danville Science Center.Fun!




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42. WeatherWise
9:00 PM GMT on July 04, 2014



Hi Calpoppy, That is one patriotic little doggie! Hope you are having a great day. I did an early am walk with a friend and then I went over to the Riverwalk! A lot going on over there today. A run, looked like a bike ride plus all of the local biking folks and walking folks. They were setting up for an afternoon and evening of fun at the Crossing and the Carrington Pavilion. Think Funtime folks were holding off inflating their fun equipment until the wind died down a bit. I saw the heron in flight as I was crossing the river. I got one shot of it after it landed all the way across the river from the foot bridge. Was not a great shot. The exciting part was I heard it make its loud noise which alerted me it was in flight. Was neat. My most fun photo op for the day was with the butterflies in the butterfly house at the Danville Science Center! Happy 4th!




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41. WeatherWise
8:40 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Statement as of 2:00 PM EDT on July 04, 2014
...Arthur passing well east of the mid-Atlantic coast...
Summary of 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...information
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location...38.5n 72.4w
about 125 mi...200 km ESE of Atlantic City New Jersey
about 255 mi...410 km SSW of Chatham Massachusetts
maximum sustained winds...90 mph...150 km/h
present movement...NE or 45 degrees at 25 mph...41 km/h
minimum central pressure...977 mb...28.85 inches
Watches and warnings
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changes with this advisory...
The Tropical Storm Warning along the coast of Virginia and the
mouth of the Chesapeake Bay has been discontinued.
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Nantucket
* Cape Cod from Provincetown to Woods Hole
* Nova Scotia including Cape Breton island
* Prince Edward Island
* New Brunswick from the U. S./Canada border to grand-Anse
Interests elsewhere in coastal portions of Maine and Newfoundland
should monitor the progress of Arthur.
For storm information specific to your area in the United
States...including possible inland watches and warnings...please
monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service
forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside
the United States...please monitor products issued by your National
meteorological service.
Discussion and 48-hour outlook
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at 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...the center of Hurricane Arthur was
located near latitude 38.5 north...longitude 72.4 west. Arthur is
moving toward the northeast near 25 mph...41 km/h...and this motion
is expected to continue with some increase in forward speed during
the next day or so. On the forecast track...the center of Arthur
will pass well offshore of the mid-Atlantic coast of the United
States this afternoon...pass southeast of New England tonight...and
be near or over western Nova Scotia early on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph...150 km/h...with higher
gusts. Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours...and Arthur
is expected to become a Post-tropical cyclone on Saturday.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 40 miles...65 km...from
the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 125
miles...205 km.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 977 mb...28.82 inches.
Hazards affecting land
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wind...tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the warning
area in New England this evening. Tropical storm storm conditions
are expected to reach the warning area in Canada tonight and spread
northward on Saturday.
Storm surge...coastal flooding is possible along Cape Cod tonight.
Elevated water levels in portions of North Carolina and Virginia
will gradually subside this afternoon. For information specific
to your area...please see products issued by your local National
Weather Service office.
Rainfall...rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected from
extreme eastern Rhode Island through eastern Massachusetts and into
coastal Maine...with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches possible
over downeast Maine.
Surf...swells generated by Arthur are affecting areas along the
coast of North Carolina...the mid-Atlantic...and northeast coasts
of the United States. Swells will begin affecting portions of
southeastern Canada tonight. These swell are expected to cause
life-threatening surf and rip currents. For more information...
please monitor products issued by your local National Weather
Service forecast office.
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40. oregonbirdofprey
3:53 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Some birds spread their wings in the sunlight to help get rid of parasites in their feathers. Something about direct sunlight that some parasites don't like. Vultures do this alot. I spent some time with a Peregrine falcon who would spread wings and tail feathers as soon as he got in the sunlight. He seemed to take great joy in this. Could be he just liked the way it felt. Also as you said sometimes to keep cool in the heat.
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39. palmettobug53
3:30 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Hi, Shirley, and a happy 4th of July.

Love those sculptures! I like old farm equipment as art. Nothing grabs my attention like a rusting hulk! lol

In fact, if I could, I'd have an old harrow or something in the yard as support for climbing vines, like clematis, cardinal vines, honeysuckle etc.

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38. calpoppy
3:25 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Happy 4th!!

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37. WeatherWise
12:28 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Statement as of 8:00 am EDT on July 04, 2014
...8 am position update...
...Arthur continues moving away from the coast of North
Carolina...
Summary of 800 am EDT...1200 UTC...information
------------------------------------------------- -
location...36.7n 74.4w
about 105 mi...170 km E of Norfolk Virginia
maximum sustained winds...100 mph...155 km/h
present movement...NE or 40 degrees at 21 mph...34 km/h
minimum central pressure...976 mb...28.82 inches
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36. WeatherWise
12:26 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Wow, Briar! That is amazing! Love your rusty bull find! Thanks for sharing in my blog! Love it! Happy 4th!
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35. BriarCraft
6:19 AM GMT on July 04, 2014
Guess what I saw in a field while I was out wandering around the Olympia area? And of course, I thought of your blog about scrap metal art. This rusty bull is bigger than most cars, standing in a field next to US-101.



I sure hope Awful Arthur doesn't cause you any grief.
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34. WeatherWise
1:39 AM GMT on July 04, 2014



Statement as of 9:00 PM EDT on July 03, 2014
...Arthur becomes a category two hurricane...
Summary of 900 PM EDT...0100 UTC...information
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location...34.2n 77.1w
about 55 mi...90 km ENE of Cape Fear North Carolina
about 110 mi...165 km SW of Cape Hatteras North Carolina
maximum sustained winds...100 mph...160 km/h
present movement...NNE or 30 degrees at 15 mph...24 km/h
minimum central pressure...976 mb...28.82 inches
Watches and warnings

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33. RobDaHood
10:59 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Quoting 29. WeatherWise:

Hi RobDaHood. Thanks for stopping by. I agree the creativity in the sculptures are amazing.

Our weather must have been perfect for bears, too. We have had a lot of black bear spottings. They used to act like your were crazy when reporting a bear. This year, folks have gotten photos to prove it. Good that they are doing some public education instead of staying in denial.

Have a great 4th!

Appreciate the pic on my blog. BTW, either Rob or Hood work without having to type my whole user name.

Take care, there will be a lot of weather a long ways from Arthur.
Hope you have a great holiday as well.
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32. WeatherWise
9:12 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Statement as of 5:00 PM EDT on July 03, 2014
...Eye of Arthur nearing the coast of North Carolina...
Summary of 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...information
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location...33.4n 77.9w
about 35 mi...55 km S of Cape Fear North Carolina
about 185 mi...300 km SW of Cape Hatteras North Carolina
maximum sustained winds...90 mph...150 km/h
present movement...NNE or 20 degrees at 13 mph...20 km/h
minimum central pressure...979 mb...28.91 inches
Watches and warnings
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changes with this advisory...
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Nantucket Island
and for Cape Cod from Provincetown to Chatham.
Environment Canada has issued a tropical storm watch for Nova
Scotia from port Maitland eastward and northward to Point Aconi.
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Surf City North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border
* Pamlico Sound
* eastern Albemarle Sound
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Little River Inlet to south of Surf City
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* South Santee River South Carolina to south of Surf City
* the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Charles Light
Virginia...including the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay
* western Albemarle Sound
* Nantucket
* Cape Cod from Provincetown to Chatham
A tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* Nova Scotia from port Maitland to Point Aconi
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life
and property should have already been completed.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. Any unexpected deviation of the track to the
left...or an expansion of hurricane-force winds into the northwest
quadrant of the storm...would bring hurricane-force winds to the
coast in the watch area.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
Interests elsewhere in coastal portions of New England...Nova
Scotia...and Newfoundland should monitor the progress of Arthur.
For storm information specific to your area in the United
States...including possible inland watches and warnings...please
monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service
forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside
the United States...please monitor products issued by your National
meteorological service.
Discussion and 48-hour outlook
------------------------------
at 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...the center of Hurricane Arthur was
located near latitude 33.4 north...longitude 77.9 west. Arthur is
moving toward the north-northeast near 13 mph...20 km/h. A turn
toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected
tonight...followed by a further increase in forward speed on Friday.
On the forecast track...the core of Arthur is expected to pass near
or over the coast of North Carolina and the Outer Banks tonight.
The center of Arthur is forecast to pass east of the mid-alantic
coast Friday and approach Nova Scotia Friday night.
Data from an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft indicate
that maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph...150 km/h...with
higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24
hours...and Arthur is expected to be a category two hurricane when
it passes over or near the North Carolina coast. Arthur is expected
to begin weaken Friday night and is forecast to become a
Post-tropical cylone Saturday.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 35 miles...55 km...from
the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150
miles...240 km.
The latest minimum central pressure measured by an Air Force
Reserve reconnaissance aircraft was 977 mb...28.85 inches.
Hazards affecting land
----------------------
wind...tropical storm conditions are expected to reach portions of
the warning area within the next few hours and spread northward
through the tropical storm and Hurricane Warning areas this evening
and tonight. Hurricane conditions are expected within portions of
the Hurricane Warning area by tonight. Hurricane-force
winds are possible in the Hurricane Watch area beginning this
evening. Any unexpected deviation of the track to the left...or an
expansion of hurricane-force winds into the northwest quadrant of
the storm...would bring hurricane-force winds to the coast in the
Hurricane Watch area.
Storm surge...the combination of a dangerous storm surge and the
tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by
rising waters. The water could reach the following heights above
ground if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
North Carolina within the Hurricane Warning area...3 to 5 ft
Pamlico and Albemarle sounds...2 to 4 ft
southern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina...1 to 3 ft
extreme southeastern Virginia...1 to 3 ft
The highest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of
onshore flow. The surge will be accompanied by large and damaging
waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the
surge and the tidal cycle...and can vary greatly over short
distances. For information specific to your area...please see
products issued by your local National Weather Service office and
the new experimental potential storm surge flooding map for more
details.
Rainfall...rainfall accumulations of 4 to 6 inches...with isolated
maximum amounts of 8 inches...are expected over coastal areas of
North Carolina through Friday. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2
inches are possible along the upper coast of South Carolina.
Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected over portions
of eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Tornadoes...isolated tornadoes are possible over portions of
coastal North Carolina through Friday morning.
Surf...swells generated by Arthur are affecting areas from the
coast of Georgia northward to North Carolina. These swells are
expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents. For more
information...please monitor products issued by your local National
Weather Service forecast office.
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31. WeatherWise
9:11 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Just figured out that Jim Cantore is on Hatteras Island. So guessing that is where it is to hit! Went to weatherchannel.com - The Weather Channel on line.

We are not near the storm area but have been under thunderstorm and flash flood watch all day on into tonight and tomorrow. We must have had quite a bit of rain in a short time because my bird feeder in the back fell over and that has never happened.

We had rain that was so heavy that it was blowing uphill up the street in waves.....not downhill as normal. My street goes uphill. I have never seen that before. Was weird!
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30. WeatherWise
7:45 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
I don't have The Weather Channel anymore so can't gage where the storm is going by Jim Cantore's whereabouts! You don't want to be where he shows up as you know it is going to get bad!    &n bsp; 
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29. WeatherWise
7:43 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Hi RobDaHood. Thanks for stopping by. I agree the creativity in the sculptures are amazing.

Our weather must have been perfect for bears, too. We have had a lot of black bear spottings. They used to act like your were crazy when reporting a bear. This year, folks have gotten photos to prove it. Good that they are doing some public education instead of staying in denial.

Have a great 4th!
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28. RobDaHood
7:29 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
I love metal sculpture like that . Thanks for sharing the photos.

Lotta bears in FL now. They said the weather has been perfect for bears here the last couple years and there is lots of food for them resulting in more cubs. Of course, even out here in the country, they eventually encounter humans. They've been doing lots of public education stuff here about bears to up awareness.
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27. WeatherWise
7:14 PM GMT on July 03, 2014



Statement as of 2:00 PM EDT on July 03, 2014
...Conditions deteriorating along the coast of North Carolina...
Summary of 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...information
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location...32.9n 78.3w
about 70 mi...115 km SSW of Cape Fear North Carolina
about 225 mi...365 km SW of Cape Hatteras North Carolina
maximum sustained winds...90 mph...150 km/h
present movement...NNE or 15 degrees at 13 mph...20 km/h
minimum central pressure...980 mb...28.94 inches


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26. WeatherWise
7:06 PM GMT on July 03, 2014



Hi WRS! Thanks for the flag, fireworks and wishes for Happy Independence Day! I just bet I have a flag pic somewhere that I can pull up. I do!



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25. WatchinTheSky
5:51 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
I hope you don't have a big problem with Arthur!

Have a nice weekend!

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24. WeatherWise
5:07 PM GMT on July 03, 2014



Hi Calpoppy, Elizabeth Ciy is on a river that feeds into the Albermarle Sound. Hopefully, there will not be a problem there. Rain and winds usually come with tropical storms and hurricanes. Most buildings withstand that. Most often the damage can come from tornadoes that spawn off of the hutticane. I have relatives down in the east coast area bit south of where your son is. They are on a river that feeds into the Pamlico Sounds. Those sounds can be tricky when a hurricane comes in. I don't know enough about it to explain it....something like Floyd sucking the water out and then pouring it back in....I really don't know just heard the phenomena talked about during the floods of Hurricane Floyd. As I said I really don't know enough to speak on it My family's homeplace that had withstood many hurricanes was ruined by Floyd's floods that did not recede for weeks.

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23. WeatherWise
4:49 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Hi YOR, we are having a hurricane off the east coast of US. We are not sure exactly where it will come in - perhaps NC or perhaps we will be lucky and it will just stay out at sea. YOu never know about these things.
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22. WeatherWise
4:06 PM GMT on July 03, 2014



Found a bit more info about Bob Cage in an article from 2009:
SoVaNow.com / May 07, 2009
The Prizery hosts two events this month celebrating the work of painter, sculptor, tobacco auctioneer, tennis champion and native son Bob Cage. First, this Sunday, May 10 from 4-6 p.m. marks the opening reception for Cage’s exhibition of paintings and sculpture. Then, on Thursday, May 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Pulmonary Associates of Southside Virginia invites the public to attend the dedication of The Prizery art gallery in Cage’s honor. Both art events are free and open to the public. No ticket is required for either.

The Richmond Symphony plays its concert in The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre immediately following the May 21 dedication. Tickets for the Symphony are available through The Prizery box office at (434) 572-8339 or online at http://www.prizery.com

Cage has been painting and sculpting for more than 50 years. He is perhaps best known for his Sculpture Farm (at the intersection of Cage Trail and Shanti Road), a collection of whimsical, colorful, oversized welding projects made from scrap. The large sculptures sit on two pleasant fields, flanked by stands of evergreens and ponds, and kept company by a herd of goats. In the gallery will be a retrospective of his more two-dimensional work, some of them temporarily reclaimed from their current owners specifically for this exhibition.

“The Prizery is honored to host an exhibition of Bob Cage’s paintings and sculpture,” said Prizery Executive Director Chris Jones. “I see a paradox in Bob’s work. One would not expect the soft pastels of a late 19th century French Impressionist painters, but they are there. Then, more true to Bob’s personality, are the found objects of the earth, plow points, leather dyes welded together to create birds in flight, a horse or creatures beyond words. My favorite: a stack of Singer sewing machines resembling the Tin Man’s hat, sitting in the vacant lot across from Bistro 1888. Somehow, Bob manages the earthy and ethereal in a way that makes us all take a second look.” Pulmonary Associates was granted naming rights to the gallery thanks to a generous donation; the partners opted to honor Cage.

The exhibition runs through June. For gallery hours, call 572-8339. The Prizery is supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and is handicapped accessible.

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21. WeatherWise
4:04 PM GMT on July 03, 2014



Hi Sandi, That is a neat piece of artwork and sounds like it is huge. Thanks for sharing. What I think is neat about Bob Cage's pieces is that for the most part he has kept the farm implement parts fairly in tack. In other words he has not really tried to hide the fact he is using plows or disc blades. He just parades them boldly in his pieces. Just wonder how many years he collected the old parts to make something like that.

Hope your birthday was just wonderful! How was the dinner party and did you move part of it out to the conservatory?

We are having a mix today - all cloudy and then all sunny. It is only 82 at almost 12 but we are to get up to 92. I am pretty much walking 3.3 miles a day these days. I walk 2.3 early am and then walk a mile late evening right at dark almost. I have been having a lot of luck in spotting the deer each afternoon.

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20. WeatherWise
3:48 PM GMT on July 03, 2014



Hi Briarcraft, Thanks for your comments about my blog. I hope to make a trip out to Bob Cage's farm and get photos of some of his larger pieces. There are lots more pieces scattered around South Boston, Va. They are just so much of the scenery that it doesn't dawn on you that you just passed one.

Not sure why the mockingbird does his wings like that. They are real entertainers anyway except he did not seem to be in the showing off mode.

Yes, I think the mothers feed the babies and bed them down while they head out to feed. I did see one little one once in tall grass, several years ago and posted it on WU. At first I thought it was a bunny. This may have been my first photo of a deer ever...not sure. I was walking in the neighborhood. Had just rounded a corner from a steep downhill to the street that is right in front of the little church which seems to be a favorite homeplace for the deer. The tall grass was close to the stree. I saw movement and thought at first it was a bunny.





Another friend told me about finding a baby deer behind her shed. The mother came back to get it later. She coudl not how the baby got over the fence to go on with the mother

My friend that I was walking with one day this week, left earlier than me and swears she saw a MOM and little tiny baby at theother deadend. I have been strainging my eyes every since but not luck!

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19. WeatherWise
3:21 PM GMT on July 03, 2014



Statement as of 11:00 am EDT on July 03, 2014
Corrected forward speed in summary block to 10 mph
...Arthur strengthens as it heads toward the North Carolina coast...
Summary of 1100 am EDT...1500 UTC...information
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location...32.4n 78.5w
about 260 mi...415 km SW of Cape Hatteras North Carolina
about 110 mi...175 km SSW of Cape Fear North Carolina
maximum sustained winds...90 mph...150 km/h
present movement...NNE or 15 degrees at 10 mph...17 km/h
minimum central pressure...981 mb...28.97 inches
Watches and warnings
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18. calpoppy
2:33 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
This will be my son's first hurricane, and they just arrived in NC a week ago! Doesn't look to bad at least right now it doesn't!

Mockingbirds out here put their wings out like that in a rhythmic way. So I don't think it is the heat at least out here.
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17. YelloworangeRose
2:32 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
We have tropical depression somewhere out side the PAR and going to become typhoon once it gets inside the area of responsibility.
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16. WeatherWise
11:16 AM GMT on July 03, 2014
Radar for my area:

Local Radar

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15. WeatherWise
11:00 AM GMT on July 03, 2014
Statement as of 5:00 am EDT on July 03, 2014
...Arthur now a hurricane...
...Expected to move near the North Carolina Outer Banks tonight...
Summary of 500 am EDT...0900 UTC...information
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location...31.3n 79.1w
about 340 mi...545 km SW of Cape Hatteras North Carolina
about 190 mi...305 km SSW of Cape Fear North Carolina
maximum sustained winds...75 mph...120 km/h
present movement...N or 10 degrees at 9 mph...15 km/h
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14. YelloworangeRose
9:48 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
HI WeatherWise,
Thank u for visiting my blog. It was always raining here and thundering and my bed calls me early. I could not believe i got so sleepy at 7pm last night and lately been busy doing other things and talking to a someone for hours. I guess dating makes us lazy up-dating blogs lol.
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13. DataPilot
8:07 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Hi WeatherWise!

Those sculptures are interesting, a really great way to turn junk into treasure. I love the patriotic T-Rex.
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12. GardenGrrl
3:13 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Good Morning, I have seen mockingbirds do that too and have been quite puzzled. We need a resident ornithologist.
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11. sandiquiz
11:41 AM GMT on July 02, 2014


Here you are, as promised.

This is about twenty feet across and about twenty foot high... in the middle of a roundabout!
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10. BriarCraft
3:55 AM GMT on July 02, 2014
Fun blog! My brother was here for lunch today and we got to talking about scrap metal sculptures we have seen various places.

Maybe the mockingbird had just taken a bath and was drying her feathers?

Fawns are known for hiding, especially in dappled shade, so you might have looked right at one and not seen it. A couple of years ago, I darned near stepped on one in the tall grass. Startled the heck out of me. The twins I saw a few days ago were bouncing along behind mom.
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9. WeatherWise
1:19 AM GMT on July 02, 2014



What's With the Wings!




Spotted this mockingbird walking around with its wings spread as in flight! Was weird! Was not in the heat of the day - was about 9 am. Sun was just coming out after a completely overcast start to the morning.


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8. Proserpina
10:58 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
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7. WeatherWise
6:36 PM GMT on July 01, 2014



Okay, my first try with the white rabbits! I know I need three different poses with the bunny but I only had one scan of a sketch from 2012. Happy Summer Everyone!



Hi GG and Sandi! Thanks for the White Rabbits and July Wishes! Happy Summer to you!

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6. GardenGrrl
9:55 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
Generic but heartfelt "White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!"
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5. sandiquiz
6:54 AM GMT on July 01, 2014


Hi Shirley, Wishing you a very happy Month of July :)

BE back later to read your interesting post.... and I have a very similar photo of Bird Art to show you, too:)
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4. WeatherWise
2:03 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
My latest four photos:

Monday Evening DeerLittle ButterflyMorning HawkGladiola
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3. WeatherWise
1:54 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
Hi YOR and WTS! Thanks for stopping by to check on me. Today, I took three walks. I did an early morning walk with my neighbor - the flat mile. Then I headed right back out and did my 1.3 hilly walk. Late this afternoon, I did the flat mile again at dusk. That means I walked 3.3 miles today. I think I have seen the deer everyday now for almost a week. HOpe you are having a great week! Happy Monday!
From the last blog just in case you did not get back there:
Hi Briarcraft. Seems we have so many deer around the neighborhood, I don't know which one to blame or if I even mind if it was a deer. So far, I have not seen a baby deer. This week is the first time I have spotted deer in a LONG time.

Hi GG! Thanks for dropping by. The apple tree is quite neat in that he planted an apple seed and watched it and nurtured it all winter. It was only perhaps first of May when he asked his son to transplant it outside. Pretty neat.

Hi Prosp! Those were cute photos that you posted of Mim!

Thanks, Whitewabit! That would be wonderful if it actually matured to a fruit baring tree. Great of you to stop by.

Hi Barb! It is nice to hear from you. Hope you are still enjoying your remodeled bath and all. Have a great week!

Smiling DeerDeer at DuskMolting? Red CardinalThe Hawk
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2. YelloworangeRose
12:23 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
RE: purple and pink ~ we have that kind of plant here too . has a very nice color combination p & p. The metal art. What a nice way of recycling metals. those deers are actually in the wild? and the owl too? here in the city we don't see much birds and animals. some birds and butterfly who i could see living a hardlife as well. I love all your photos.
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1. WatchinTheSky
4:44 PM GMT on June 30, 2014
Oh Hey, First! Fun Sculptures, appropriate materials for old farming area :) Very patriot tyrannosaurus.
Nice photos of the hawk. Hope you have a great week, too!
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