PRC Seminary Updates – July 24, 2015

A flurry of activity has marked the last two weeks at our Seminary, as the new driveway project winds down and finishing touches are put on it. The new driveway and parking lot themselves have been in for some time now, but the sign was not finished, nor the landscaping and reseeding.

But as of this week all these are completed (Bouwkamp finished the stone work on the sign and Kregel’s got the landscaping done) – and the look is grand! We just have to make sure the new plants, trees, and grass receive plenty of water during these dry, hot July days. Thanks to the old and new underground sprinkling system, they are. 🙂

Therefore, we present you with a few more pictures of the project to bring you up-to-date.  We continue to receive lots of pleasant reviews on the look and feel of the new driveway – especially the gentle slope and weave! 🙂

Kregel workers, Jordan & John, planting the new maples.

Kregel workers, Jordan & John, planting the new maples.

Landscaping of the new sign begins.

Landscaping of the new sign begins.

Looking great around the new sign!

Looking great around the new sign!

After hard work prepping the ground for seeding, Jordan & John do the hydroseeding.

After hard work prepping the ground for seeding, Jordan & John do the hydroseeding.

More hydroseeding by Kregels.

More hydroseeding by Kregels.

Insta-green soil everywhere!

Insta-green soil everywhere!

The final sections - including the old driveway!

The final sections – including the old driveway!

A clean, bright look at the new sign on Scenic River Dr.

A clean, bright look at the new sign on Scenic River Dr.

And in our critter update, we can report that the does and their new fawns are doing just fine, even with the loss of some woods around us. We have counted a total of three doe and six fawns now – that’s right, a single birth, twins, and triplets! Enjoy!

3 of the new 2015 fawns

3 of the new 2015 fawns

And a 4th joins the crowd.

And a 4th with its doe joins the crowd.

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An Underground Library as a Powerful Tribute | Book Patrol

Susanna Hesselberg’s Underground Library | Book Patrol.

For our first “Friday Fun” item today we feature this striking underground library – though it has a sad story attached to it.

Here’s one of the pictures “Book Patrol” had on their blog, along with the introduction to the story; click on the link above to see more images.

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Every two years on the coast of Denmark the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition takes place. It is the nations largest outdoor exhibition and for this years incarnation 56 site-specific sculptures graced the Danish coast.

Among them was Susanna Hesselberg’s homage to her father and books:  “When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down” (a reference to Laurie Anderson’s song World Without End).

Reminiscent of the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland the library descends deep underground. With the top sealed and only the page ends visible the library is completely inaccessible. The work powerfully portrays the depth of her grief and becomes a search for meaning within the context of a great loss.