Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Best Lawn Ornament Ever

I mentioned this one in a previous post, but we actually made a point of going back to Tipton last Thursday so I could get a picture of this. Prepare to be awestruck.


Yeah, that's right. It's a pastel pink and white pony. With wings. On a pastel blue something or another. The colors are slightly more vivid in person. Like with the giant spider at the link above, you know there's an interesting story behind this. And I did kind of want to find out what that story was, but . . . how to even ask the question, you know? It's obviously awesome, but I'm not sure I'm appreciating it in quite the same way as the owner(s). Could be awkward.

The husband and I racked our brains on the way home trying to think of ways to make a lawn ornament that was even more over the top; words like "with lipstick" and "airbrushed" and "rainbow colors" figured prominently in the discussion. Also we're pretty sure that it'd have to be a unicorn instead of a pony. Rhinoceros at the outside. And if there were some way to work in some glow-in-the-dark paint somewhere, that'd be good too.

The rest of the lawn, incidentally, was disappointingly normal-looking. Some people spread a thin layer of whimsy on everything, and others concentrate their whimsy down into a thick, sludgy paste and cake it on one very specific item with a trowel. These people are in the latter category.


11 comments:

Patty from Berlin/Germany said...

My first thought seeing this winged pony was: "Oh, a baby Pegasus".

By the way: I enjoy your blog very much, so much information on our green friends presented in such an entertaining way!

Perky Skeptic said...

(I will be restrained. I will take a deep breath and think before commenting. I will...)

SQUEEEEEE, BABY PEGASUS!!!!!!!!

Oh, my-- this reminds me of a story, which I will now go blog about. :D

lancetx said...

My first thought was - what is that horse humping. But I guess that says more about me than I should.

JJ said...

Oh my, that's quite something!

perennialgardener said...

Hmmm...I don't even know what to say about that lawn ornament. Interesting? Unique? It definitely stands out! :)

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Well that yard art makes me feel a little better about my worm.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's obviously a pink baby Pegasus flying amongst the -- er -- blue clouds. Or body surfing, it's not entirely clear.

And how do you *know* it doesn't glow in the dark? It certainly looks like it would glow under UV.

Thanks for the entertainment; unlike Arthur Dent, it's *Tuesdays* I could never get the hang of.

Korina

Pam said...

I want one.

Frances said...

I think lipstick in a modest color would enhance the subtle beauty here. The cloud needs a little enhancing too, it was not immediately apparent that flying is what was represented here.

Frances
http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/

our friend Ben said...

Ugh, I think a modest amount of dynamite is called for here. There's appealingly tacky, true, but this one's just appallingly tacky. And I have to say, I think Lance has a point. I myself would go for a rainbow-colored, lipstick-enhanced, illuminated triceratops or stegasaurus if you really want to try this effect at home...

lancetx said...

Now a triceratops or stegosaurus with lipstick I would put in my yard. If it had ruby slippers of course.