Thursday, August 04, 2011

Garden Shark

Walking along a nice residential street, Liam yelled out suddenly that he saw a shark.  I thought he was just talking a lot of his usual nonsense, but he then pointed this out to me.

A rather interesting display...
Garden decorations are pretty popular here, I think the garden gnome is of German origin.  You can usually see some pretty spectacularly tacky displays of gnomes, castles, windmills and whole farming scenes.  I think I could devote an entire blog to horrible garden displays in and around the Stuttgart area.

I have never seen a shark before though.  I think if this was my yard, and I had already decided to go the shark-route I would spice it up with some bloody gnome limbs, or maybe a head peeking out of the mouth.  Now that I think of it, I think it would be an excellent prank to sneak into this yard at night and add a head or arm into the sharks mouth.


Mike Starr said...

Was the North Sea cold. You guys always have jackets on. Talking about tacky decorations. Nothing beats a devote Catholic with a statue of Mary on their yard.

Fraser Anderson said...

Hey Mike.

Temperatures were 23 on a nice day and 14 on a rainy crap day. It was never really that cold, but often windy and rainy.

Jackets were more for wind and water resistance than warmth.