Peeps helping to Save Kimber Park

What better way to help Save Kimber Park than by making a Peeps diorama? Yep, sounds crazy, but there we were, working away on a Friday night, constructing a huge diorama of marshmallow candies (the Peeps), miniaturized T-shirts, oversize photo prints, live trees, children’s toys, fishing line, etc.

Confused? I was too, until I learned that the Washington Post has held an annual Peeps diorama contest, now in its sixth year, with winners announced before Easter. Here’s this year’s contest. Not to be outdone, the local Bay Area Newsgroup hosts its own Peeps diorama contest. With the winners published in the paper(s) each year, this looked like an opportunity to garner publicity for our Save Kimber Park effort.

Laura had conscripted April to help her make a diorama. Soon four adults were putting it together, a task probably better suited to fourth graders. It turned out to be a lot of fun to make, especially when we finished, a little loopy but pleased with the results.

You can help us out by viewing, commenting on and rating our diorama online here.

I’m a little disappointed by the picture quality provided online, so I’ve provided a higher resolution image here (click on any image to enlarge):

The completed Save Kimber Park diorama

Here are views of the diorama being built:

Peeps diorama under construction

Nearly completed diorama

And for all of you looking for even more detail, here are some close-up views:

Peeps owl

Marty the Barn Owl

The three deer trapped behind the cyclone fence

The three deer trapped behind the cyclone fence

Tree choppers

Chainsaws taken to the favorite hunting tree of the Red-Shouldered Hawks.

As the creators were Electrical, Software Engineers or other detail-oriented folk, details were rigorously attended to. The backdrop is a high resolution panorama of the Kimber Park property. The wings of the White-Tailed Kites are taken from pictures of a kite currently breeding on the property. The wings of the hawks in the “dead tree” are those of resident Red-Tailed Hawks. The same is true of the turkey tails and the deer ears. The pine tree is a small live tree.

Yep, we’re just a bit crazy, ahh, dedicated.

I hope you like the end product and remember to vote (and vote often) for the Save Kimber Park diorama. Results will be published in the Mercury this Easter Sunday.

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A Kimber Park resident and nature lover dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Kimber Park open space and neighborhood recreational facility. A hyper-aggressive developer has cyclone fenced a 60-year old Redwood forest and natural area and now holds it hostage in the center of a planned community, even though the property is zoned open space. After surrounding the community's open space with a cyclone fence, they are now trying to negotiate how many homes to build. Hard to believe but true. See also for more information.

2 thoughts on “Peeps helping to Save Kimber Park

  1. Hi SKP enthusiasts,
    I just wanted to express our thanks for your support in the Peeps contest. While the Mercury chose to focus on dioramas with such aspects as “most plastic horses”, our diorama was the most viewed and highest rated. While we’re disappointed that the Mercury chose to ignore those aspects, we were proud to see the widespread support and many positive comments for the Save Kimber Park Diorama. I have to admit that the Young Frankenpeep diorama was pretty cool, after all.

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