While goats are eating the grass to trim it in New York City’s Riverside Park, black and white sheep seem to be quietly and peacefully grazing on a lawn in Fox Meadow. The sheep may be seen in various locations around the lawn. To all outward appearances, the mama, papa and young ’un have moved from under a tree to a nearby shrub or bench at different times. In fact, they were brought from South Africa as a gift from grandparents, and are made from twisted metal. In winter, they go inside.

Whatever motivated the homeowners and their children to resituate these realistically presented animals as though they got restless or needed exercise has resulted in giving pleasure to those who pass by, notice and smile in the midst of their daily routines.

SUSAN TELTSER-SCHWARZ

Stonehouse Road

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