Saturday, September 10, 2011

Yard art

With only a couple of weeks free between summer and fall quarter teaching, I've been working on the long list of end-of-summer tasks. Naturally, when walls need painting, the carpets need cleaning, the car desperately needs washing, and so on, I find something different to do. I decided it was time to restore the crumbling cement lawn burro and cart before they turned to a pile of sand. What was going to be a super-quick job with leftover deck stain became a little more complex.
The burro was in a corner of the back yard when I moved here; now he's in front, standing guard as my version of a lawn gnome. His front hooves point outwards like Miro's feet. I was sorely tempted to paint the burro with Airedale markings but he probably looks better as hoofed stock.
The other lawn burro.

7 comments:

  1. What a cute lawn ornament, and that would have been funny to paint it like your Airedale!

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  2. How cute he is! We love his cart filled with pansies!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  3. Both Lawn Burro's are beautiful. My mom wanted you to know she usually has a long list of things to do and does something completely different too! BOL!

    Violet

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  4. Your borro is cute..reminds us we have two!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  5. That burro lawn ornament is really cute! It would have been funny to see it painted Airedale-style. :)

    We love your other lawn burro, too!

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  6. Miro,
    Did your mom just call you an A**?
    You are way cuter than a burro!!

    Wyatt

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