Giant Olives and Mock Graves

One of my favorite parts of a road trip anywhere is spotting unique artwork along the way.  People creating, decorating, expressing themselves at home, in a multitude of ways. Here is a sampling of “road art” that we found along the way on a recent journey.

Mounted on a pedestal along Hwy 99, this gigantic black olive welcomed us to Lindsay, California.  Later on, while strolling through a residential neighborhood in the same town, we came upon a lifesized, decorated fiberglass cow positioned in a covered, Spanish-style walkway, the lone denizen of a wrap-around porch.

In the small town of Camp Nelson, California, we found another piece of road art, inexplicable and bizarre.  It stood at the foot of a driveway.  It was kind of scary-looking, actually.

Way out in the countryside, far from any town, we also found creative art.  The sculptors utilized old farm equipment and vehicles, with touches of whimsy and humor.

This old truck on the Bodfish Caliente Road was “peopled” by smiling scarecrows. It was directly across from a field of bemused donkeys. 

Both the folk art and the donkeys brought a smile to our faces as we drove by.


About reinkat

I am an iconographer, and have been studying Russian/Greek icons since 1995. I'm married with 3 children. I love hiking, camping, animals, my family and church--and icons.
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6 Responses to Giant Olives and Mock Graves

  1. The last photo of the donkey reminds me of the character from Shrek!

  2. SR says:

    ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! I love these pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them. Looks as if you had a wonderful trip. I think my favorite one is the “old truck.” God Bless, SR

    • reinkat says:

      It was a great trip. Thanks! Everywhere I looked on this trip there was something to delight the eye. 580 photographs later, I get to relive it all.

  3. Biltrix says:

    I especially like the olive!

    • reinkat says:

      The olive was such a surprising and hilarious sight–as soon as we figured out (upon close inspection) that it wasn’t a cannonball up on that pedestal.

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