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.