I’ve been walking past this house for several years when I do my in-city power walks and also when I walk to the swimming pool.

It was just a few weeks ago, that I noticed this piece of a car relic in the front yard. It was behind a low fence so maybe that’s why I had never seen it before. I’m sure it’s been there for a long time, and I’m sure the home owner has a nostalgic attachment to it, but I just don’t “get it”.

I know that we all have our own ideas as to what makes a pretty yard and we’re all entitled to express ourselves in our property design. I just can’t help wondering though, if this would be a perfect nesting spot for critters, specifically rodents.

What I found interesting about the photo I stopped briefly to take, is that even before only minor post processing to remove a couple of distracting elements, a tweak for white balance, and no filters, the car section looked like a painting for some reason. Perhaps it’s because of the way the light hit the old (and likely original) paint job. Whatever it was, the effect was a pleasant surprise.

Original Photo before edit for white balance

So, despite my personal feelings about the appropriateness of this lawn ornament, I guess in some small way, it created art.

“Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.”

Paul McCartney