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Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Holiday decorating for everyday yard art

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The study of neighbors through their holiday decorations...

Look to the left center of the picture above to find the everyday western-themed yard art hiding behind the countless candy canes and wire reindeers. At first, the bronze animal looks like a small bison, but with prolonged staring begins to look more like an oversized sheep. Combined with the miniature funeral wagon bearing a big poinsettia spray, the pair appear to be waiting for their cue to shamble on over to the manger scene. Due to space restrictions, the nativity is set up in the back yard... Judging from the landscaping, the black plastic tarp is probably covering a water feature in the foreground of the picture above. The yard artist has gone to great lengths to then cover the black blob in a mesh of blue lights to create an iceberg illusion worthy of a penguin and Santa's workshop at the North Pole. Further afield is an Olde Time Christmas village and the nativity safely protected in peaceful confines at the back of the yard. This yard artist clearly knows how to incorporate her everyday yard art into an effective holiday display!

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