Monday, January 26, 2015

Unique Yard Decor

Drove past this place recently and had to do a double-take.
No doubt, a fireman or perhaps a retired one resides here. I liked the use of bunker pants, jacket and a helmet, and really liked the American flag being held.
The only question, is the fire hydrant hooked up and active or just for decoration/dressing? (My guess would be decoration prop only.) Still, I give it a thumbs up for pride in profession and country, too.
Linking to Rubbish Tuesday

137 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Most definitely a big THUMBS UP!! That is so cool!! And, I like the boulder fenceline, too. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Revrunner said...

Yep, without the flag, I might have just thought it's some weird buy sitting on a rock giving me the thumbs up. :-)

Ela said...

That's a great idea for decoration :)
Greetings

Rustic Vintage Country said...

That is so good! Suzy xo

eileeninmd said...

I love it! Yes, I would say a fireman lived on that property.. Cute photos. Have a great day!

Hilary said...

Gotta love how creative some people are. Fun stuff.

Molly TheWally said...

How very odd. Have a Marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Dianna said...

Folks sure have a lot of imagination! I would never have thought of that. Our area relies mostly on volunteer firefighters and EMS, so we are truly thankful for them!

Nancy Chan said...

Very creative. Something to attract your attention as you drive past.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Unique captures !

♥♥AGATA♥♥ AGATUSZKA♥♥ said...

That is so good! Have a great day!

Susan said...

That's real beaut... someone has a good sense of fun - and pride :D)

magnoliasntea said...

Love the big rocks!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I like that decoration, it's funny :)
At first I thought his right hand was a middle finger, but no - luckily it's not :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa (still around)

Brk Trt said...

very creative...don't think the hydrant is working.

bas said...

Dit is heel mooi gedaan,een grote pluim.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That's an awesome lawn decoration!

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Huge thanks to firefighters! Great find Tex!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Real fire hydrants don't grow through rocks, I guesses...
~

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

We need all the funny bones we can get. Yeah to this gent. (okay, or lady)

DJan said...

That is very cool! :-)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

what a creative yard display! definitely worth the stop & picture!!

i agree...gotta be a fireman who lives there.
i love the rocks too!! (have a good week!)

Georgette Sullins said...

So grateful for these guys. I definitely give 'em a thumbs up for all they do.

William Kendall said...

That certainly is something that'll make you look twice!

Linda Kay said...

Well, now that is really interesting. Must be a fun person who lives here!

John's Island said...

Wow, pretty interesting display. Someone when to a lot of effort there. Neat pics!

Sandra said...

way cool and very creative.. hope it is not a real one. i don't think it is since it is sitting on a rock...

Chandra said...

Double thumbs-up; one for the decoration and one for finding it!
Have a Beautiful Day, Theresa!
Peace :)

Breathtaking said...

So original! Yes, it must be a fireman who lives there.

Janey and Co. said...

I would do a double take too. That's fun!

Irma said...

This is a great idea, it's also funny.
The hydrant will not work.
Have a good new week.
Best regards, Irma

Kathy said...

Very clever. But what is he holding in his right hand?

Alica said...

Very clever!!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely decoration!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is so neat to see. A proud firefighter lives there I think. Sometimes old hydrants are retired and sold or junked.

Bev said...

Very cool!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! FUN!

ladyfi said...

What playful decor!

ellen abbott said...

took me awhile to locate the fire hydrant.

Farm Girl said...

That is great! I bet you did a double take.

Cranberry Morning said...

Haha! That is hilarious! Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm wondering how they got the fire hydrant there in the first place, those suckers are HEAVY. Excellent tribute to those who risk their lives.

Karen S. said...

I totally agree! I bet many folks have to turn around and check it out. He sure has made a statement, I really like that. You never know with as elaborate as this is, maybe it does shoot water! You'll have to keep an eye on it!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i would love to talk to the house owner to ask what the heck is going on? i wonder?! so different or odd. ( :

Stephanie Faris said...

There's a house near ours that decorates a hay bale for each holiday. It's always so fun to drive past. But this looks like even more fun!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very creative!

Jo said...

How on earth did they take the fire hydrant there? Great post. Greetings Jo

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, I would have taken a double look too. how cool and very great imagination to boot. Blessings Francine.

don said...

I think it's great that the firemen had the price and wanted to share the flag in this novel and very effective way. A very good series.

Birdman said...

What some add as front yard decorations baffles the mind at times. Would not be a good selling point, if you ask me.

Red said...

It took me a long time to find the fire hydrant. Cool!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is pretty neat.

Country Gal said...

Interesting to say in the least lol ! I imagine it is all props as to do that to a fire hydrant is illegal well at least here it is and it wouldn't be with in a rock in use lol ! Nice photos .

Paula said...

Don't you just love it when people use their imagination? You never know what you will see on a country drive.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well that is exciting yard decor.

Sylvia K said...

Definitely different decor, that's for certain!! Fun shots for the day!!

Mary Hone said...

That is awesome!

Karen Schurr said...

Ha - So cute. What a clever way to add a personal touch.

DIMI said...

What a clever idea Tex!
Lovely decor in the yard!
Dimi...

Karen Ann said...


I like when folks put a personal touch on their yard decor -

Bob Bushell said...

Nice fireman. Americans always have a flag, they must be together.

messymimi said...

Oh, that is way cool, as others have said! Now i'm going to wish i could do that to the ones here!

Beate said...

This is awesome! :) What a great idea. Thanks for sharing those unique pics :)

Melissa said...

Very creative! Seems like it could be a good take on a scarecrow, but it does look like a lawn.

thepoodleanddogblog said...

You have some fascinating and creative people living around you.

Terry and Linda said...

I would have to do a double-take also! Whoever put up did a good job!

Linda ❤⊱彡
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That reminds me of the kind of yard decor we often saw in Alaska. Makes me smile -- wouldn't want to live with it, but it does make me smile!

Bethany Carson said...

Very neat yard decorations! I'm grateful for the work firemen do. Our local volunteer fire department is always on the alert. When my grandmother fell a while back, and we called the ambulance, the ambulance workers called up the volunteer fire department for a couple men to help--in little time basically the whole neighborhood was there! We have a good community.

Giga said...

For me it is an interesting and pretty decoration. Regards.

Pantherka said...

Interesting ... and beautiful.

Stephanie said...

A fun idea!

Andy Wilson said...

Unusual and creative.

Linda R said...

How fun.. Two thumbs up from me.

Hugs~

Debbie said...

so clever, i really like this!!!!

Ms. A said...

That is awesome! Can't imagine being able to just find a hydrant to use as yard art, so my guess would be that it is a real, working hydrant.

Margaret Adamson said...

Very creative and meaningful.

Leave It To Davis said...

Who would have thought of making a fireman out of a fire hydrant??? Crazy world we live in, for sure!

Sally said...

Extremely unique. Love it!! :)

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, very cool!

Stephen Hayes said...

I think it's fun and sassy, but I don't think water could get through that rock.

Gosia k said...

I definitely can say this is unique decoration. But US is completely different from Europe...

Leovi Leovi said...

Certainly, I too looks fun!

Tom said...

I love stuff like this. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Phil Slade said...

I think you're right Theresa. There's lots of good old fashioned pride in those settings.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Someone with a bit of humour im thinking, good spot.

peter

Duckbutt said...

It's nice to see whimsy on the landscape.

Midmarsh John said...

That is just brilliant.

Buttons said...

Afternoon Tex...I love it what a great imagination. A nice tribute to firemen everywhere.Hug B

Lynn said...

Very cool! I love it when people do crazy things like that:@)

Robin Lamb said...

T, perfectly rubbishy! My Dad had a fire hydrant in his front yard too! Just for decoration!

RedPat said...

That is very odd!

DeniseinVA said...

I take my hat off to the people who decorated their front yard. Pride and loyalty to country and profession. Love it!

Brian King said...

That's cool! I have to give an A for creativity!

bj said...

Scenes like this always makes my heart swell to the point of almost bursting. I love this so much.
Thanks for taking the time to get good photos to share with us.

bailey-road.com said...

Eye-catching, for sure!

Lois said...

That is pretty cool. I would've stopped too!

Justin Carfagnini said...

That is so cool and creative!

LV said...

You win top prize on this one. You find some of the most interesting and unique things. May have to to make trip down through your part of the world.

The Queen Jester said...

Very clever use of the fireplug. I used to have one as a decoration in my garden back at the old place. I really enjoy the way this one is dressed.

Michelle said...

I like this! Looks a bit lifelike too!

Felicia said...

that IS great. I would say the hydrant doesn't work either.

nice find.

Gail Dixon said...

That's awesome. Someone has a vivid imagination and great sense of humor.

Munir said...

Very cute and ingenious. They need as much recognition as they can get.

Randy said...

That's fun.

Derek said...

It's quite unique uh. Very creative and very amusing too.

Thanks for bringing this fun yard to us so many miles away.

Have a good day.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
That was a very interesting sight...
Hugs,
Mariette

Rose said...

This is just so strange...and of course I like it. It makes me smile.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute fire hydrant fireman!

Rita said...

Kind of freaky!

Angela said...

That is just awesome! Very cool find!

Montanagirl said...

Great catch, Tex! I like the cleverness of it all, and especially the use of the American Flag.

Ratty said...

That's great. I love when people make stuff like that. I take pictures of great decorations like that as often as I can.

Paul said...

What you don't find on a Texas back road...
You come up with the most unique pictures some times!

SweetMarie said...

creative and fun! good eye you have. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wel, it certainly IS unique!!!

Anvilcloud said...

That's pretty neat.

Lynne said...

Really cool . . . I'd have to drive right down the driveway, walk up to the front door, knock . . . and find out the "rest of the story!" Like Paul Harvey used to say . . .

Tanya Breese said...

well that's definitely unique!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Wow what a great display. I imagine this gets lots of second looks.
Great shots!

Liz said...

That's very creative... and patriotic!

Indrani said...

Such a cute capture, i too would love to take the pic. :)

Cloudia said...

Excelsior!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Gert said...

How unique! You have the coolest sites near you!!

Blessings
Gert

Marie said...

Absolutely wonderful! How creative...it really makes a statement.

Powell River Books said...

I'm with Kathy. I was drawn to his upraised right hand, brew or hose nozzle? - Margy

Terri B said...

I like this display- an original, for sure, and very patriotic!

Mari said...

Wow, that's impressive. Surely tge residents bring pride in their hearts. A great decor.

barbara l. hale said...

Truly unique!

Amy Burzese said...

So cute. I like finding these in yards.

Judy said...

That is so funny!

A Quiet Corner said...

Too funny...LOL!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa, Haha, how sweet and very eye-catching ♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Looks like a very proud person lives there.

Helma said...

Very special to see, but also very special and fun:-))))

Margie said...

I'll be darned!

pattisjarrett said...

People amaze me with their creativity. This is a great find.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

That is definitely one-of-a-kind 'curb appeal'! :) Very clever!

Lindy

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