We also have some "art" in our yards, although most are not in plain view. Our artwork is placed in the forest, by the path to the creek. And while others may view them as tacky, they do give us joy as we walk through the woods.
When you take the path, you might encounter trees that seem to talk with you. This one is sticking out his tongue at you.
Buoy bells are scattered throughout the woods. Because they are so far below the canopy, they seldom ring. Only when the trees are swaying do they give their resonant tones.
All the buoy bells are esthetically rusted, except for this one. It was "guaranteed" to rust and we have been waiting for 8 years for that to happen.
You might come across a yard bird or two. This one looks up at you with his stogie in his mouth.
Our most recent acquisition is a turkey, made from an old tank, metal bars, and an old metal rake. This turkey will be going into the woods as well, but when we brought it home yesterday, we put it in the front yard temporarily. Lucy noticed it through the dining room window. Her tail went straight up and she did a muffled "woof" at this new thing in the yard.
When my husband took the golden girls for a walk, Lucy focused on the turkey and went right up to investigate.
Ellie, always a bit more cautious, stands back at first.
Then she approached the turkey as well, and the two of them gave the smell test. The turkey passed the test.
We love the natural beauty of our backyard and we appreciate all of it. But we also like our whimsical artwork scattered throughout. Walking down the stone path to the creek, we enjoy seeing our objects d'art as well as nature's scenery.