The courtyard had a north and south portico leading into the small but beautiful open space. There was also a portico over the entrance to the museum on the east side of the courtyard.
The East portico at the entrance of the museum has a Salmon with its hooked jaws, hump back and fins.
I think this is a wolf on the North portico.
The stone and plaque on the West side of the courtyard notes that this is "The Glenn Starlin Courtyard 1990."
"Glenn Starlin was a leader on the University of Oregon campus and part of the generation that established Oregon as a major research university," Dean Tim Gleason said. "Over the years, he worked closely with the broadcast faculty in the School to enhance the teaching of broadcasting at Oregon."
So what is this funny looking thing in the courtyard? I first thought it was a cross section of an old growth tree. For the answer look at the next picture.
It's the Willamette Meteorite the largest meteorite found in one piece in North America
"The iron-nickel Willamette Meteorite, discovered in the U.S. state of Oregon, is the largest meteorite found in the United States, and the sixth largest in the world. No impact crater was preserved at the discovery site; it is possible that the meteorite landed in what is now Canada and was transported to where it was found by moving ice sheets.
The Willamette Meteorite weighs about 32,000 pounds or 15.5 tons. It is classified as a type III iron meteorite, being composed of over 91% iron and about 8% nickel, with traces of cobalt and phosphorus. The approximate dimensions of the meteorite are 10 feet (3.05 m) tall by 6.5 feet (1.98 m) wide by 4.25 feet (1.3 m) deep. The distinctive pitting on the surface of the meteorite is believed to have resulted from both its high-speed atmospheric entry and subsequent weathering. In the case of weathering, rainwater interacted with the mineral troilite, resulting in a form of sulfuric acid which slowly dissolved portions of the meteorite. This resulted (over a very long period) in many of the pits that are visible today." source Wikipedia
Amazing! but check out the real deal I found online
Well that's about it but I should add the frozen food didn't melt but I did fine one cracked egg.....
Scrabble Score ~ Scrabble Queen 376 ~ The Contender 334
Quote of the Day ~
“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
Jack London quotes (American short-story Writer and Novelist whose works deal romantically with elemental struggles for survival. One of the most extensively translated of American authors. 1876-1916)