Y is for Yard Art – #atozchallenge

One of the more interesting things I look for on roadtrips as I pass through small communities on back roads is yard art.  Funky art and decorations in people’s yards, on their fences, on their houses. People have ingenuity.  Some people have junk.  But, as the saying goes, “One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure.”

Unique Yard Art in Parker, Idaho

For me, Yard Art is anything unique and unusual.  It could be chain saw art – wood carvings made with chain saws.  It could be art made from scrap metal.  It could be, like the photo above, a hodge podge of signs, junk or other things.  Following are some selections of yard art I have taken over the years.  Don’t judge…some of these people love their “collections.”  I just love my collection of photos of theirs…  Enjoy the virtual ride.

Scrap Metal Art in Oil Springs, Ontario

Hubcap Barn – Central Kentucky

A Chain Saw Art Santa at Santa’s Candy Castle in Santa Claus, Indiana

Buried parts of airplanes at the Flying Tiger Museum in Toco, TX

Yet another junk collector along US Route 2 at the Blueberry Antique Store in Blueberry, WI

Scrap metal bison in someone’s front yard in Rudyard, Montana

“Not the Hotel California” in Lima, Montana

Hodge Podge Water Garden at home in Orlando, Kentucky

Scrap Metal Dinosaur – work done by Wally Keller – near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

Bethel Saloon in Port Orchard, WA

Scrap Metal Horse at Woodford Reserve near Versailles, Kentucky

The Shack Playground, The Shack Burger Resort, Cypress, TX

Scrap Metal Guy Mailbox at Frontier Steakhouse – Dunkirk, Montana

Front of Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, IL

Car Advertising in Commerce, Oklahoma

Giant scrap metal chopper and rider at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD

P’MAWS Bait Shack in Pierre Part, LA (Notice it is SWAMP spelled backwards)

Scrap Metal Alligator – Harrietsville, Ontario

Blue Banana Espesso Bar in Lostine, Oregon

Gotta add some wood carvings – these from Nebraska City, NE

Scrap Metal and wire Man and Dog at entrance to Gates of the Mountains in Montana, south of Helena

Whimsical Sculpture at Winter Wheat in Sparta, Ontario

A “Flower Bed” in What Cheer, Iowa

Wooden sculpture in a yard across from Daffin’s in Sharon, PA

Road Sign Art in Meadville, PA

A menagerie of oddball and offbeat things all over the roof, side of the house and the yard – Hamtramck Disneyland in Hamtramck, MI

Metal Bird – Idaho Falls, Idaho

“Javelin Man” by Larry Vennard in Centralia, Missouri

Flower Man House – Houston, Texas

Scene from Cliff Bruce Windmill Hill in Woodstock, Ontario

Greedy Attorney – Jurustic Park – Marshfield, Wisconsin

Hand made dinos at Wells Dinosaur Haven in Uncasville, CT

Nice carved eagle in Redcliff, Colorado

Hillbilly Hot Dogs long view – Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs near Lesage, WV

Giant Armadillo – Texas Pipe Company – Houston, Texas

A Scrap Metal Sculpture in Bemidji, MN

Art Car at Third Street Stuff – Lexington, Kentucky

Spider Volkswagen in someone’s backyard – Wolf Creek, Oregon

A hodge podge of scrap metal art at Porter’s Sculpture Park in Montrose, SD

Chainsaw Forest near Medford, WI

Small Metal Sculpture in Gladstone, ND

Buck Samuelson sculptures on a hillside in Glasgow, Montana

Chainsaw Carved Bear Mailbox, Ontario, Canada

Sumoflam and Justin Howland at Grizz Works in Maple, WI. Giant Grizzly is amazing! He makes yard art

A view of Boudreau’s Antiques and Collectibles on US Hwy 2 east of Ashland, WI

Big Indian – Blackwater, Missouri

Wood carved things in front of Fat Smitty’s in Discovery Bay, WA

The Mattress Ranch “pasture” in Port Orchard, WA

Looks like Humpty Dumpty is alive and well in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Gasoline Pump Art Sculpture in Story, IN

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3 thoughts on “Y is for Yard Art – #atozchallenge

  1. Arlee Bird

    I always get a kick out of quirky stuff like this. Have you made it to the Garden of Eden in Lucas, KS? That is a great display of yard art and other quirkiness.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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