Monday, November 23, 2009

A neighbor's yard attraction


You will find this interesting display just a few blocks from our home. The same yard also contains other unique artifacts and sculptures. I don't know why.

We will be out of town for a few days. I may not be able to post or comment during that time, but we shall return and resume!

41 comments:

brian stout said...

wow~ i think i need something like this for my front yard! this looks cool!

Jim K said...

I like that, big toys for big boys.

Sean said...

It is rather strange... now I think we need one of the inside :)

Lee Spangler said...

I like its individuality. It certainly better than some thing fake from the garden center at Walmart

Small City Scenes said...

I don't know---is this good or bad? MB

Olivier said...

superbe, enfant j'aurais adore venir jouer avec

Vogon Poet said...

Quite original and a very good catch. If you find some kind of explanation for these arrtifacts please post it.

melanie said...

Bon voyage !

brattcat said...

That's a very sweet display. Hope you have a good time, wherever you roam.

Lois said...

It's interesting! I like the red pump. It reminds me of when I was little and my grandmother's pump. I remember having to prime it before getting it to actually pump water.

Frank said...

I think everyone needs a water-wheel powered miniature log cabin in their back yard. In fact, I'd move it to the street and with the right water power maybe your neighbor's planning to go off the electrical "grid." Maybe you could devise a way to pump pool water through it. Yep, that's the ticket.

I hope your have a great Thanksgiving. Travel safe!!

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Dianne said...

I like random eclectic displays

Dan J. said...

Very cool yard piece. Rathe unique I must admit for being on the lawn..... but thats what's great about the lawn..... to each their own.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks like your neighbour was feeling creative. ;-)

Have a wonderful time away.

Halcyon said...

You'd probably have to get permission from our mayor to put something like this in your yard! Everything here has to be brick. And your shed has to have the same type of facade as your house. :S

Memphis MOJO said...

We will be out of town for a few days

Have safe travels.

Jarart said...

It looks like it should be in the mountains somewhere. I like it. Happy Thanksgiving and have a nice trip.

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

tres mignon,on dirait une cabane de conte ;O)

bonne soiree

D said...

I love the entire vignette, from the Spanish moss to the red water pump.

Tricia said...

Have a Happy Happy Safe & Bountiful Thanksgiving!

Tricia said...

I like the wheel on the side of the mini cabin, but not sure bout the rest, looks more like something that should be on the farm.

cieldequimper said...

A reminder of pioneer days, no doubt. Nostalgia?

Daryl said...

Well it could be worse ..
Have a wonderful holiday, travel safe!

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Very interesting. It looks like a small watermill. Very nice.

Best regards
Asta

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting and kind of cute! Have a great and safe holiday!

nopham said...

Looks like our cabin! Have a safe trip. For LA: Enjoy your "slow down" time.

Don and Krise said...

I love yard art.

Cezar and Léia said...

I will miss you and Lois Anne!
Have a blessed trip and Happy Thanksgiving!

purr, love peace....
Léia , Cezar and little Luna

*** ahhh I liked this garden, I think the owners have lots of imagination and free time! LOT

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Lisa Wilson said...

It's cute! Hope you are somewhere fun and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

JM said...

In my opinion, the major atraction is the wonderful spanish moss!

Paula said...

It looks like a settled neighborhood where people have invested in their surroundings. Have a lovely break, see you when you get back.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic and interesting shot Jacob !! I loved this post..

Virginia said...

Ahhh feeling that pioneer spirit in Ocala! :)
And Jacob, why does that horse in your header have my initial and birth year branded on his rump????????
V

tapirgal said...

I guess they like to look at it, and so do I. Agreed. Better than something lame from Walmart. And look a the Spanish moss. So Southern! It's lovely.

Jacob said...

@ V - If that is true, I find it a hilarious coincidence. Other than saying that, I wouldn't touch your comment with the proverbial 10-foot pole!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The scale of the cabin and the pump and all is so perfect, it makes the tree look enormous!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Wolynski said...

A mill without water? Your neighbor collects interesting stuff.

Hilda said...

I don't know when you'll be back, but…
Wishing you, Lois Anne and your entire family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving, Jacob!

nopham said...

Do you have time to stop by St. Pete for a short visit? Any good news? GG-Grandpa?

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