Whimsical

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

 

So you're driving along this quiet, country lane and all of a sudden you pass a cute little white frame house with a funny eared dragon's head sticking through the roof smiling at you. dinosaur 

Whoa....................it's 11 AM, I haven't had anything to drink since that glass of Chianti Friday night......I'm not asleep I don't think, so what the heck is going on here.

I turned around and went back.........sure enough the funny eared dragon is still there along with this guy

 gargoyle

and a whole menagerie of whimsical characters.

It seems David the owner has a great sense of humor and creates these characters and objects around his house for the enjoyment of passers by.

Nothing for sale, just a hobby for him although he's a pretty talented artist to create some of the stuff setting around his yard.

This is the tree guy

tree guy

Meet Fred Flintstone

fred

leggos

Leggos made from old Coke crates

pink flamingo

A 6 foot tall pink flamingo

giraffe

A very tall, very skinny giraffe

And this one, my personal favorite. If you've ever tried to think of a use for those old beach umbrella sized satellite dishes here's how to recycle two of them.

flying sauces

Put two of them together to make your very own, personal flying saucer.....surely the ultimate lawn accessory. ;-)

If you're even driving along Central Avenue Pike in the North Knoxville Tennessee area and you see a dragon with funny ears sticking his head through the roof, Fred Flinstone standing in the back yard or a flying saucer that has just landed you're at David's house. Stop by and have a look, he's a very friendly guy.

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

http://JimLee.com  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
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Great imagination and creativity. Clearly David gets it that like isn't meant to be taken so seriously. Thanks for getting his story and sharing these pics!
Jun 10, 2007 03:58 PM #40
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Vicki Lloyd
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I'll bet he doesn't live in a homeowner's association!  That would never fly here, but it does look like fun!
Jun 10, 2007 04:22 PM #41
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Mary McGraw
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Too many comments to read them all but I love your post! Isn't it great how many creative people there are among us! Thanks to you for showing this one off! That says something about having your camera with you at all times! Good photopost!
Jun 10, 2007 05:19 PM #42
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Abraham Chaffin
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Uh... it's not Halloween yet what are these people thinking lol

Talk about a hard to show property this one would top them all! 

Jun 10, 2007 05:46 PM #43
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Randy Prothero
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I am sure he would be an interesting guy to talk to.
Jun 10, 2007 07:58 PM #44
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Brad Snyder
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Yes, but would you want this guy on the property next to you?
Jun 11, 2007 01:19 AM #45
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Jim~ 

LOVED, loved, loved this post. ...such visual delights can make a REALTOR'S day  end and begin with a smile.

Jun 11, 2007 01:28 AM #46
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Tim Maitski
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It seems like every area has a nut like this.  I like to see creative people who aren't afraid to do something different.  There are a few places like this in my area.

Jun 11, 2007 01:37 AM #47
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Lysa Napolitano
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I love the dragon and the tree guy. How inventive!
Jun 11, 2007 01:50 AM #48
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Ginger Sala
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Well he certainly is creative. I guess his neighborhood has no restricitive ovenants that wouldn't fly in most Wilmington communities!

Ginger

 

Jun 11, 2007 02:59 AM #49
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Dawn DeGroff
Fredericksburg Realty, Inc - Fredericksburg, VA
Very cute.  But, I must admit I am glad I am not his neighbor.  Would love to see the interior.
Jun 11, 2007 03:08 AM #50
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Michael Eisenberg
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Great yard art if you want  to see some more go to http://rangerville.com another creative place.
Jun 11, 2007 05:33 AM #51
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Ann Cummings
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Hi Jim - love these pictures, and this guy who does this art must surely be a heck of a guy.  Great sense of humor and a fun way to look at life!  Beat he was fun to chat with when you stopped.

Thanks for sharing these pictures!
Ann

Jun 11, 2007 01:11 PM #52
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Jim....  thanks for sharing this. This was very cool and a great way to start off the week. I liked the coke crates as Leggos. And yes, this guy seems talented. 

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Jun 11, 2007 03:25 PM #53
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Ryan Hukill - Edmond
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OK, all cool stuff but if this were my neighbor, I'd be none too happy! I love humorous people but when they start to affect my property values, I'm not laughing!
Jun 11, 2007 03:58 PM #54
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Julia Fedak
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Interesting..whimsical?? hmmmmmmmm, OVERLY whimsical!...I agree with Ryan. Maybe I lack in sense of humour...but I wouldn't really be fond of this if it were next door.

Thanks for the funny post!

Julia

Jun 12, 2007 01:49 AM #55
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I was just wondering...whether Coke is wondering where their bottle cases are?
Jun 12, 2007 08:43 AM #56
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Chris Griffith
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Jim, this is fantastic.  I totally dig that dragon head coming out of the roof!  I can't imagine what a spectacle this must be!
Jun 16, 2007 11:24 PM #57
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
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Chris, just think how much of the dragon is inside the house. ;-)

For those of your concerned about polluting aesthetics of the neighborhood, this delightful cottage is located out in the country pretty much all to itself. Those big, horizontal brown things in the background are railroad rails; it also sets alongside a railroad track.

Jun 17, 2007 12:07 AM #58
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Kay Perry
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Loved your blog and the photos were wonderful.  You made me laugh...that's a good thing. Thanks for sharing.
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