Ok, the deer was funny. Really, I didn't object when my mother's pushy neighbor abducted the concrete fawn for a makeover. It had a certain quirky charm to it and even though it was on the other side of tasteful outdoor decorating, still it did liven up the yard and gave people a smile. The deer has a new home now, moved from my mother's yard to a resting place among the live deer, raccons and bears next to the State Gamelands in Shickshinny. What must the hunters think when they find this little darlin' in their gunsites?
But the Deer Painter apparently abhors a vacuum and has taken steps to color-shock the plain green world of the backyard garden. Submitted for your consideration is the Big Blue Rock, complete with color co-ordinated cinder block. This must be the hallmark of the Deer Painter's decorating code - you'll notice that the Painted Deer is on a color - matched cinder block, too. The rock itself is about 14" tall but is made to be more imposing by the cinder throne it rests upon.
Note the added touch of a plastic sunflower peeping into the corner of that photo. Niether the plastic flower nor the Big Blue Rock was solicted or appreciated. The Painted Deer was funky but the Big Blue Rock is jarring and upsetting.