Pool Noodle Carrots and Bricks as Books Yard Art

A true work of yard art.

We even met the artist Karen as she was outside hauling bags of mulch. Laura, Mary and I were walking to meet Charlie at dismissal time. Laura said “I have a surprise for you.” And she walked me to this home of yard art extraordinaire.

Karen explained how she made the carrots with pool noodles and showed us a photo of her winter snowmen made with the same methods.

Pool Noodle Carrots
How About this carrot for yard art ?
Bricks painted to look like books
Fun in every inch
Yes there’s a bathtub back there
Zombie crossing
The balls have been on the Tri Colored Beech Trees for four years

How many textures on Mend Way?

Mend Way. Bloomfield. Right near West Penn Hospital. The one block alley/road between Millvale Avenue and Gross Street. I looked down while walking to my car.

All these textures!

Gravel, bricks, sand, dirt, concrete,dried leaves, my leather boot, cigarette butts and the shadows of the chain link fence.

There are many “Ways” in our city. I looked at the list of Street Names and wondered what determined the definition. Merriam-Webster says “Definition of way. 1 a : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place. b : an opening for passage.”