One of the best adventures I have been on this year was to the very unique Dog Mountain.
My favorite thing about this wonderful place are all the welcome signs for dogs.
It is something I have never seen in other places.
The Dog Mountain buildings are all handmade and very unique.
There is an art gallery and a chapel.
Lots of details in every aspect of the buildings.
Even the fences have hearts and dog heads on them.
Unusual weathervanes are on all the buildings.
Again, all handmade by the same artist.
The art gallery is FULL of unusual art and other fun stuff.
Very unusal stuff....
Lots of books, art work and carvings.
The signs that fill the walls are wonderful.
More weathervanes and dog heads on the roof overlooking the valley and mountains:
Angel dog weathervanes:
Shirts and more art. Great sayings.
Bureaus and side tables.
Lots of whimsey at this place. You have to keep walking around and looking carefully to find it all.
The chapel is so very unusual.
From the outside to the inside
One-of-a-kind door knobs
A cat..... and walls full of notes from dog owners all over the world, to their beloved deceased pets.
everything in this chapel was made by the same artist. All of it.
Golden church pews
The stained glass windows say it all:
I ventured back to the gallery and found even more carvings and unusual stuff.
As a former long term parochial school student I have much appreciation for nuns.
Nuns exposed. Creative cabinets. For DVD players, books, or drinks.
I laughed myself silly over this one.
How many want a few of these really nice doorknobs?
The other buildings on the property are old, well kept and fit in well with the landscape that surrounds it.
The old dairy barn is now a working art studio where all the interesting carvings and art work are made.
I like old doors.
But especially old barns!
At the far end of the barn is a drive-up to the hay loft and a wonderful ancient wooden silo.
There are less and less of these kind of silos every year, as they rot and fall to the ground.
Not many people can afford to rehab the silos to their former glory, so I really appreciate what few of them are left and I try hard to take a photo of everyone that I discover.
Lots of info, and events, at the Dog Mountain website;
Go there for a visit and bring your dogs!!!