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Whirlygig farm


Post from Rob Matthews

I was actually able to get out to Vollis Simpson’s whirlygig farm near my parents’ house yesterday. I took some photos of it for you and I’ll put them on disc and send them to both of you when I get the time to download and burn them.

The wind wasn’t blowing which I guess for your sake is good because the photos show all the parts and none of them are blurred from moving. (To see these and some other photos from Rob Matthews, including one of Rob doubt taken by Tracy, go here.)


We also went back at night so I could one photo of all the reflectors lit up by the headlights. That looks ok too.

In addition to his farm, or whatever it is, I took some photos of the two whirlygigs in downtown Wilson that a law firm put up and a large one that the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh owns.


(detail of one of the law firm whirligigs)


(detail of another of the law firm whirligigs)






Tracy and I were in the Raleigh area for our family reunion and snuck off to the museum for a couple of hours. Who knew Raleigh had a Titian and a Giotto? Really good small museum. I mean, the building is AWFUL, but the collection is great (left, another image of the farm).

–Rob Matthews shows his art work at Gallery Joe