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  • Some days nothing but a sky trowel will do. Heaven's digging instrument.

    We came up on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Ah, the Met in summer.

    There was Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's "Plantoir."

    In English: Dibble, or Trowel.

    A mere 24 feet high. The trowel was being shown for the first time, in New York City. It was in the hour before the blue hour of sundown began. The trowel was digging the arty audience.

    Scoop 'em up, lay 'em down in fertile ground. Oops, watch out for that safety pin moving in.

    "Corridor Pin, Blue," a handy pin, itself a mere 21 feet high.

    Now all we need is that 15 foot long ice cream cone. We could ride it down Fifth Avenue, slurping all the way.

    (Photo by Susan)
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