Sunday, August 3, 2014

Squirrel Takes a Break

Sol LeWitt's "Four Sided Pyramid" rises from a patch of lawn in the National Gallery's Sculpture Garden. Once in a while, small children escape from their parents and attempt to scale the white stone blocks. The garden's four-legged residents think nothing of climbing on the sculptures.  But I rarely see a squirrel lounging quite like this. A small crowd of tourists grew at the base of the pyramid, pointing and chattering in English, German and Chinese. A tiny girl let out a happy squeal. With that, the squirrel twitched his tail and bounded off, sending the birds scattering.