Things people put in their front yards…

I came across these photos today, while looking through some old pics. It’s interesting how some people can be very creative when it comes to lawn ornaments etc. And to think that I remember when garden gnomes were considered avant-garde!

frontyard aThis cute little train was mounted on a garden shed in Wallabadah, NSW. I took the photo in 2003, but the train was no longer there when I drove past last time.

frontyard bSame year, different part of the forest – this impressive full scale Spitfire “MkVIII” model was in the front yard of a house near Bendigo, Vic. It was made from commercial grade aluminium, with a plywood propeller. The prop blades and cannon had drooped over the years, but it was still a mighty impressive effort. The Spitfire shared its yard with a genuine WW2 Bren Carrier.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACountry ingenuity, out near Dubbo, NSW in 2009. Weld together some bits from the junkpile and you have an entertaining “gate guardian” that includes a letterbox and a seat to relax on while waiting for the Postman.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd finally, “ROWR!” This generic concrete pterosaur sits by the roadside at an old Military Museum just outside Dubbo, NSW. The museum is apparently extinct, but with luck this beast will be entertaining passers-by for years to come.



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