Friday, April 6, 2012

Yard Art

I normally don't do yard art, but occasionally something is just too too to pass by. There used to be a blog "Along Life's Highway" featuring the yard art game. I don't know the blogger or what happened, but there has been no new post for four months.

I did, however, espy this one which I thought to share with the readers. It is near the historic downtown area of Rockport, and not two full blocks from the police station. Why don't they do something about that? *grin*

Anyway, I stopped and snapped a shot rather quickly, then rode to the end of the block and stopped in the shade of an oak to take a gander at what I had. I had cut the head off the creature! Drat. So I mounted the bike and rode back, hoping to improve on the first effort. But. And it was a mighty big but. And I do not mean "butt." A young man of perhaps thirty years of age, shall we call him "Monster Dude" was in the front yard. The sleeves of his too-tight double XL shirt were ripped off at the shoulders. This was to accommodate the man who was himself "ripped" as they say in the business.

So holding the handlebars with the left hand, I attempted to palm the camera in the right hand whilst snapping the shot with the ring finger. Wonder of wonders! It's not bad. Not great, but not bad.

Top: Snapped while riding by; shows scale

Bottom: Blowup for detail


icedgurl said...

trekking your blog!!! nice chicken! :-)


Shelly said...

Now that's a big piece of yard art! Good for you for not giving up- glad to see the fruits of your efforts!

vanilla said...

icedgurl, appreciate your visiting! Come again.

Shelly, some things, kitsch though they be, just have to be shared.

Vee said...

There is obviously a fine line between "yard art" and junk yard.

vanilla said...

Vee, very astute observation! ...or was it a statue observation?