Day 11 – March Slice of Life


Today is Day 11 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.

As I thought about what was iconic in Cambridge, my mind quickly turned to the huge silver maple key near downtown Galt. It is part of the Cambridge Sculpture Garden and has been there since 2010. It was created by Southwestern artist David Hind.



It is huge – well over eight feet and sits facing the road, standing on its end. It is easily missed if you aren’t looking out for it. Once you see it though, you won’t forget it.
It is whimsical too. One maple key, standing up to the wind. It looks delicate but is quite sturdy. It is even part of the Canadian Roadside attractions tour.
Canada’s flag has the one red maple leaf, so this silver maple key couldn’t be more appropriate.


6 thoughts on “Day 11 – March Slice of Life

  1. I had to look up what a maple key is. I’ve never heard that term for the maple seed. What an interesting sculpture! I love sculpture gardens. Who knows, one day I might visit this garden.

  2. I too, had no idea what a maple key was. Now that I do I can tell you that when we were kids we would pull them apart and attach them to out noses. Don’t ask me why. We also liked to throw them into the air and watch them spin like the propellers of a helicopter.

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