Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Transcendent Roadside Splendour

A recent post from Steve A at dfw point-to-point was about stopping and checking out some of the things we cruise past all the time. That post reminded me that I've been sitting on some photos of a roadside wonder here in London Ontario. In his case it was something of historical interest, with a sign and everything. My pictures are of something that is privately owned, but is no doubt cherished by the whole neighbourhood where it is found.

I've never been a big fan of garden gnomes and that kind of thing. I mean, huh?


To each his own I guess. I also don't really dig those leaning cowboy silhouette things, either:And although they don't bother me at all, why am I seeing these stars on so many houses?


Are they the new house butterfly? If so, that's too bad, because I like house butterflies. Mrs. Rantwick thinks my tastes in this regard are somewhat misguided. Ah well. They bring me peace.


original image source


Anyway, where was I? I got all blissed out there for a second. Ah yes... outdoor decorations. Well, there are house butterflies (sigh) and all these other things, but what I'm talking about here is something beyond all of that. I'm talking about a front lawn vision. I'm talking about Mother Nature herself. The proud owners of Mother Nature have, naturally, surrounded her with sweet little creatures...

She is deserving of her many followers. Here she is in context:


And here she is on her own (excluding her escort bunny, a turtle, a panting little dog and a tiny toe-sniffing donkey):


I love her. I love knowing that her owners obviously cherish her. I love that people can express themselves any way they want, on their front lawns or otherwise. I'm glad I don't live straight across from her, because, frankly, I would find myself in a constant state of arousal unbecoming a devout worshiper of Mrs. Rantwick. I think I had better stop there.


Yer Pal,

R A N T W I C K

8 comments:

Steve A said...

That is beyond the lamp in "A Christmas Story."

jeff said...

Whoa!

lifein360 said...

OMG. No words...

John Romeo Alpha said...

She makes a bold statement, but asks more questions than she answers.

Apertome said...

Mother Nature is a hottie! Who knew?

Marrock said...

I could make a MILF comment here but I like to think I'm better than that...

I'm not but I like to think it.

Doohickie said...

This post reminds me of a web page about my hometown of Cheektowaga, NY. It's an old, clunky page and only exists on the Internet Archive anymore; be patient.



[exhanc]

Rantwick said...

Doohickie - Cheektowaga looks like my kind of place, at least in terms of lawn ornamentation... plus the name is cool. Or uncool. Well, I like it.

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