The Annual Spring Lupine Festival in Sugar Hill NH
Fields of Lupines bloom in June in the Franconia Notch Region of the Western White Mountain National Forest
The International, Invitational, Sand Sculpture Contest at Hampton Beach
Hampton Beach State Park, NH
The sand, which is better than beach sand for scuplting, comes from a quarry in NH. Each competitor gets 10 tons of sand. Look closely at the pictures and you may see some tiny wires sticking out of the top, those are to discourage birds from landing on the work.
The solo sculptors must work alone. They are allowed three 8 hour days to finish the work and all sculpting must be done by hand. No molds are allowed. A mixture of school glue and water is sprayed on the finished sculptures to protect them from wind erosion.
We visited on the second day of competition and most of the solo sculptures were not completely finished. The Sculptures will remain at the beach until July 6th and will be lighted at night. If we get a chance to revisit before the 6th we will post some pictures of the finished work.