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.