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Volkswagen Beetle Spider, Iowa and other states

We visited the US Botanic Garden’s annual “Season’s Greenings” display titled “Roadside Attractions” featuring plant-based recreations of iconic sights from across the United States, with G gauge model trains chugging around, below, through and above the displays.

An old Volkswagen Beetle car has been outfitted with eight spindly legs and turned into a spider. This sculpture sits in a cornfield, across the street from the artists’ father’s home. It is one of many Volkswagen Beetle spider sculptures scattered around the country.

Building materials include gourds, birch bark, horse chestnut bark and aspen leaves in the body/hood, and burr oak acorn caps, sycamore sticks, driftwood and horse chestnut bark in the legs.

Boll Weevil Monument, Alabama, posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/125s f/5.6 at 24.0mm iso5000 full exif

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Zoltán Balogh03-Dec-2017 09:06
Really intriguing... :) V
Julie Oldfield01-Dec-2017 02:52
That is great. Well captured. V
Yiannis Pavlis30-Nov-2017 14:27
Nice and simple and beautiful colors.
Ton T.29-Nov-2017 14:19
Most creative! V
Jim Coffman29-Nov-2017 13:51
LOL! That is toooo funny...
Carl H. Johnson29-Nov-2017 11:13
Talk about transformers!!!~V~
marie-jose wolff29-Nov-2017 10:21
very nice idea to transform the beetle to a spider! V
Chris Morton29-Nov-2017 09:56
I sometimes used to wonder when we had one why it sometimes wanted to go sideways
joseantonio29-Nov-2017 05:08
very nice transformation into a spider.V.
Carol How29-Nov-2017 04:54
Wow, this one is simple amazing..and expertly photographed too :) V