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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

There is a cottage in Port Bruce, Ontario, right on Lake Erie and they have a most unusual garden ornament. Dick and I were out for our Sunday drive and went past so that you could enjoy it with us.

Now, if you drove by quickly, you might just think the resident's were poor and had just parked this old girl there when she quit. (There's a new rig in the laneway...) But no! This truck and trailer have been adorning this lawn for something like ten or fifteen years!

Upon closer examination, you can see that they have built it in to their garden. Benches and seating... The fence doesn't have any gate either, so it's truly integrated into the design. The grass is carefully trimmed around her in summer.

The pumpkin head has also been hanging in it as far back as I can recall the truck parked there. 
(See? The wiper is gone and how flaked the paint is?)

Perma Flowers adorn some of their gardens. So much more cost effective, don't you agree?

Some gnomes, some colored lights strung on the fence and... OH!

I didn't notice the real children hunkered down behind the tree until I transferred these photos from my Nikon!

(At least I think they were real?)

I wish more folks were like these residents of Port Bruce. If you like something, why not have it and love it? Give it a place of honor in your home or on the lawn. When it's all said and done... Who's going to care anyway?


Anonymous said...

This "garden ornament" I would call trash from a Red-Neck family!! Too lazy to take it to the scrap yard...... Eye-sore!! Gad-Zooks.... Do I make my point????
They should REMOVE THE JUNK ! ! ! !

Eva Gallant said...

Lovely! I don't think the kids were real, partly because of the short sleeves in winter, and partly because the one in pink looks like it has angel wings.

Thanks for sharing.

troutbirder said...

Well yes. I know one mans junk is another mans treasure... but I'm a little sensitive on this subject. At least these people decorated things in a somewhat whimsical fashion. My sensitivity here come from a junkyard in our neighborhood that the township finally got the owner to put a fence around... a corragate metal one, unsightly as that is.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It would be great to know the story behind that one.

ethelmaepotter! said...

O...kay. This is weird.
And I agree with Eva...those children are wearing short sleeves and rolled up jeans...and sitting in the snow. Not only that, but they seem to have large chain wrapped around them. What is THAT all about?

crochet lady said...

Wow that is one interesting lawn ornament! I agree with you though, if you love it...use it.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

What with the snow, it actually looks quite pretty! I'm not sure what it'll look like come the summer, though!

Davine said...

Oh if only there were more adults that would just let that inner child out and about more often.

LadyCat said...

Knomes are fun : )

Rob and Mandy said...

Excellent and a bit weird.

Nina Diane said...

well, I've never really seen lawn ornaments like that before...

Lidian said...

I agree with Richard, I think that the snow is really making this look nice. I don't know what I think of the faded plastic pumpkin sitting up in the truck though!