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):
Here are views of the diorama being built:
And for all of you looking for even more detail, here are some close-up views:
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.