The Yards of Ellisville

This is a particularly frightening piece of yard art that I encounter on my walks around town.

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But then I get to look at this and feel better.

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Which is, strangely enough on the same street as this.

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But I think my favorite yard decoration in Ellisville is this.

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I took pictures of the ducks on the school lake the same day I took that shot. Now every time I walk past the yard I think, “Duck, duck, moose.”

If you mention living in a small town in the South, people inevitably make a few Andy Griffith jokes. That’s okay. Parts of Ellisville really do resemble Mayberry. But if Aunt Bee lives in one house, Wednesday Addams lives next door. The charm of it is this is not a cookie cutter town. Every street, every house, every yard has its own character. There’s a lot to be said for that.

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