Monday, October 12, 2009
Hampden Yards: A Look Back at Summer
Brrr, it's chilly today. As I sit here drinking coffee and thinking of apple-pie-in-a-jar, I can't help but want to say goodbye to summer.
Hampden is famous for its kitschy lawn ornaments: this posterboard image of the Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus is one of my favorites so far. How can you not love a chance to take a photo of yourself as the infant Christian Messiah or his virgin mother?
The yard pictured above was my favorite summertime yard. It was a definite wildlife habitat, I saw sparrows absolutely loving the sunflowers, and there were butterflies and other pollinators galore among the flowers. And that rooftop cactus garden is such a great extra touch. (click on the photo if you'd like to see a larger image.)
Below you can see the neighbor's yard, with a very different take on lawn ornamentation.
Posted by AlizaEss