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Monday, September 8, 2014

Ducks in the Yard


I know you immediately thought of the concrete ducks found in many rural yards.  You know the ones...with the large mother duck followed by several ducklings ala "Make Way for Ducklings."  No, our yard ducks are  from a local potter and we just love their tacky figures.  The ducks are pottery with rebar legs.  While you can't see them in the photographs, they all do have shoes.  They have been in the yard so long the pine straw has covered them.

Sweet Daisy lives beneath a pink camellia.
(If you enlarge you can see many buds.  Buds in September?  Really?)




 Fogie with his baseball cap and stogie.
(Don't worry.  He never lights it.)




 And Goofy.  He looks so goofy with his cowboy hat, how could you name him anything else?

You may notice the pottery mushrooms strewn about.  Because we have no grass to mow, we can put all sorts of art amongst the rocks and shrubs.  We admit that we might not have much taste, but we know what we like and we surround ourselves with that.  Sometimes whimsical, sometimes serious, but always ours.  Its beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.





14 comments:

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Not only natural beauty, but made by humans with a sense of humor. Ducks are hilarious and would make anyone (except maybe a deer) smile.

Ginnie said...

Yard art...I love it. What does Lucy think of them???

Betsy Adams said...

Oh --how I love your 'ducks'... That Yard Art is adorable. I especially love Goofy since I am so goofy most of the time... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Ms. A said...

I love it! That's my kind of taste, too, none of that uppity, high class stuff for me. Too much like lipstick on a mule.

Arkansas Patti said...

They are adorable and could make you smile on the bleakest day. Those are keepers.

robin andrea said...

I love the artwork! So much color and warmth.

Vicki Lane said...

What fun!

KB Bear said...

So whimsical! I do love all your ducklings and their names :)

KB Bear said...

PS You have an amazing memory. Thanks for the double rainbow explanation!

troutbirder said...

I like whimsical....:)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Beauty coupled with a sense of humor are what you have in the garden. We have frog and penguin statuary in ours. Not great looking in the least, but quits us just fine.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love the pottery ducks and mushrooms. They are so pretty. I love the ducks very much.

kks said...

so sorry to hear about lucy's seizure….is it idiopathic?
hopefully they are far and few between……i had a golden that had a seizure about twice a year…hopefully it is not serious…xo

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Ginnie - Lucy pretty much ignores the things in the yard except on the day we put them out.

kks - we are hoping it is a one-time thing. The working "diagnosis" was idiopathic or neoplasm. We're desperately hoping for idiopathic with no recurrence.