- You find the game and it is mildly amusing, or perhaps I found you and you are mildly amused
- You follow the game for a while (long or short) and begin to decifer the complex scoring system
- You want to play, build up your courage and take your first picture.
- If it is a fantastic find you are addicted, if it is a small find you are still intrigued
- Repeat until something awesome comes your way
- You begin to notice yard art springing up in places that you have driven by 100 times
- You begin to take risks
- Then you begin Yard Speak while driving with family and friends:
Hubby: What time are you riding tomorrow?
Lifeshighway: I dont know I, oh look 3 deer, haven't set up a time maybe, did you see that broken birdbath with the chicken that was great, pretty early.
Hubby: (who has developed selective yard art hearing) Ok, do you need me to set the alarm?
SusanH comments and submits:
"I was surprised to find these 2 houses right down the road from where I grew up... never noticed them before.SusanH has entered stage 6
Thanks for opening my eyes to a whole new world!"
Close to home #1
- Two iron geese: 2 points
- Bird bath: 1 point
- Gnome made especially for Tar Heel fans (hand painted or are there hundreds of these out there to find in the wild?) (could go either way, gnomes are very trendy now, it's a mystery): 4 points
- Mama duck with two duckings (pretty sure one is adopted)(agreed): 3 points
Close to home #2
- Milk pail on porch: 1 point
- Candle lights in every window (blazing at a sunny 10am; inside the window but worth noting): 0 points
- Red wagon in front flower bed: 1 point
- Bird house in the tree (probably functional): 0 points
- Dog under UNC/State flag (a house divided flag): 2 points
- Dog with 2 puppies at corner of storage shed: 1 point
- Lawn jockey (kitsch factor): 3 points
- Wheelbarrow (functioning as flower bed): 1 point
- Dog holding a basket of flowers over his nose (I'm glad you told me because I thought it was a dog/pelican hybrid): 1 point
- Bridge to nowhere?: 0 points
Subtotal: 19 points
A couple of cute homes, nothing really shines but it is our first fan gnome: 1 point
Total: 20 points