Monday, November 28, 2011

Big Wheels Keep On Turnin

New things I have learned:

As soon as you say you will stop scoring, you will find a mega yard in your stash
As soon as The Higher Power decides to start a blog, she kicks my butt (Sharkables)
As soon as your spouse starts a sport that contains bikes, bicycles will accumulate (or they breed like bedbugs in a cheap motel. It could go either way. We presently have three in the garage)

Phylis  modestly submits for our pleasure:
1 home, not even half of bicycles in pics. Fence prolly 250-300 feet long
Let's go do a little investigative yard reporting:

A bike chain gang. So sad when bikes go bad. BUT... 

It's Cracker-Damn-Jack!!! Didn't it suck when they started giving out cheep-o prizes.

Our first fleet of electronic cars including... a Barbie Convertible

A bucket of zest, and a train with a serious coke addiction
Bikes doing hard time and when Bikes pay their debt to society,they need a hard working meal:

Chicken Noodle the soup of used up bike champions

Creativity Bonus

Fence comprised entirely of discarded bicycles, figurines beyond counting and gosh-by-gum Cracker Jacks: 4 points

 Enjoy a sweet and sticky snack whilst basking in the glow that is the Golden Manatee of Merit.

Oh man, I was wrong. Crack Jack has really upped it's game.

19 comments:

  1. OH! That is a very special yard! Are you seriously wanting to quit scoring Life's Highway Art?

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  2. Lynn, I thought I did but after posting this yard, I am not so sure. At this time I am considering finishing this year and then get back on track.

    This is one of my favorite yards of the year.

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  3. The bicycle fence---that is classic! Where do people come up with these ideas? And so many bicycles???

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  4. I would hate to be their neighbor! The neighbors in my neighborhood are always arguing about fences and property lines, they need to see this fence.

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  5. Wow, there's so much going on there I don't even know where to start. Where would one acquire a giant Cracker Jack or a huge soup can?

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  6. Basically, every bit of anything they have ever owned has been saved for eternity. Those bicycles do remind me of a tree in the neighborhood... where are those photos...

    Eh, forget the scoring: just rank us as reporting/contributing or mega-yard posters.

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  7. I don't know about that soup can, but I would be diving into that Cracker Jack box to see if there were any morsels left over! I just love Cracker jacks! And I'm loving the bike fence, too!

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  8. Wow. That's one busy, ugly-ass yard.

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  9. There's an awesome art yard a few miles from where I live that features a fence made out of bikes. They're painted white and always decorated seasonally. I routinely go out of my way just to check out their latest designs. But the giant food containers creep me out. I bet Jack is just waiting to jump outta that box while the owners are asleep... I'd lock the doors!!

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  10. Wow, there's a lot happening in those pics!

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  11. There certainly was some time and effort put into the design of this yard... AND with the perfect backdrop to all this art - a home with turquoise siding.

    (..and to think my neighbor called our kids' fort the 'eye sore' [but then, I refer to him as the 'Stepford Husband']..)

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  12. Happy New Year! Hopefully the new year will bring renewed blogging zeal for you. Cheers!

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  13. in the eye of the beholder I suppose.

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  14. Wow, very "busy" place! Cannot wait until April when it officially becomes yard art time!!

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  15. Congratulations on the Nobel Prize.LOL. Anyway, bikes that serves as a fence looks like a really brilliant idea. Great post!

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  16. Thought of you today! Saw this on the Northwest Flower & Garden Show webpage (2/11/12): http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=344928208873711&set=a.143171085716092.19259.122333497799851&type=1&theater (hope the link translate right!)

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  17. Wow! Congrats you won. I remember when the prizes used to be plastic and not paper. Great pics!!

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  18. Congratulations on the Nobel Prize. I didn't know about that soup can.

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