We were road-tripping last week (my daughter and I), and this gem caught my eye. There are no saw blades, but there are two cars in the driveway. Also, next door there was a small girl (real) waving eerily at us - it reminded me of trailers for horror movies where people stare at you as you move by in slow motion (i.e. Shutter Island). (If said eerie girl had gotten her parents, that would have been gold star material)
Anyway, this yard boasts a mismatched conglomeration of animals, that would under normal circumstances turn on each other, but seem to co-exist peacefully here - at least in the daytime. I see geese, rabbits, an armadillo and - yes, do you see it? - a skunk coming up on the left. There might be a duck under the sign. Under the birdbath appears to be a tethered butterfly, a prairie dog or groundhog, and perhaps chipmunks cavorting. And, of course, there are two squirrels on the tree trunk.
The yard also celebrates the spirit of Texas: a longhorn skull, multiple stars (you know: "Lone Star State"), and the aforementioned armadillo.
The leader of this pack is pictured in the bottom photo: a black/brown bear. Nothing says, "welcome, visitor!" like a bear. Here he appears a cuddly fellow, but at night, he undoubtedly looms larger and his eyes glitter. Scary.
- Star on house: 1 point
- 3 dangly things: 3 points
- 2 geese: 2 points
- 2 rabbits: 2 points
- Armadillo(neat!): 1 point
- Skunk (like it): 1 point
- Duck under Pop sign: 1 point
- Teetered butterfly: 1 point
- Prairie dog: 1 point
- Chipmunks: 2 points
- 2 squirrels: 2 point
- Cow skull: o points
- Black bear hugging sign: 1 point
For being an equal opportunity woodland creature collection and because I love the armadillo: 2 points
Total: 20 points
The pink armadillo, an unknown menace and another reason why I love Japan