For ten years I have been driving West on Rt. 58 to Danville--a beautiful 50-mile trip. There are several tall pines that amaze me--when I pass the front yard with the aluminum spaceship, I look for the pines. I thought the painting of the pines was appropriate for an invitation to a local art exhibit. The title is Rt. 58 West (just past the spaceship). Today I drove to Danville with my camera; thought I should have a photo of the approximately six-feet-in-diameter orb. The spaceship is missing! I worried that the trees might disappear; I thought the spaceship was forever. My friends and I are saddened--it was a Southside Virginia Rt. 58 landmark.