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Your Garden Gnome Sucks -- The Yard Art of Little Forest Hills

"Keep Little Forest Hills Funky" is more than just a stoner's chant. It's actually an underground battlecry. It's the Little Forest Hills residents way of saying, "Keep your barfbag McMasions off our property." They mean it too. The neighborhood east of White Rock Lake is a quirky hodgepodge. Some streets have curbs, some don't. Some have active alleys. Other alleys are overgrown with weeds and a lone plastic chairs. Every house is different ... an expression of the artist, hippie or free spirit living inside. And the lawns? Well, the expression spills over there, too.

Here's a small, small sample of some of the interesting and unusual yard art/left behinds you'll find over in them thar hills.

Beware the Sculpture

I'm pretty sure those are iron testicles at the back...so, congrats, it's a boy.

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Suncatcher

Made from a vintage Dillard's dressing room door, this sculpture captures sunbeams and your soul. ("Not really" to any of those things.)

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Jesus

I don't know why Jesus didn't save that flamingo, but he didn't. Probably because he hates Florida like the rest of us.

Bottle Tree and Huh

A lovely spray-painted bottle tree and a tri-headed mannequin with a Spiderman sock. Also, a red cabinet because...naturally.

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Monkey

The official mark of the A-Team. It just is.

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Bull

A super modern green house with a bull statue and a car that never moves therefore it's art.

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Pansy Bowl

At first you assume this is an early prototype for a toilet, but it's not. It's just an old sink in a chair with a pocketful of pansies.

Magnolia Leaves on a Stick

This stick has been there for years. Stacked with the same leaves. Art, y'all.

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Yes Windows

Unfortunately the question is, "Was painting these windows a mistake?"

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Free Library

"Take a book, return a book." Huge surprise, The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo is available. Mara Rooney ruins everything.

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Alien in a Barrel

Clearly the artist took some license here. Everyone knows aliens are green. Or Sigourney Weaver.

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Big-Mouth Billy Mailbox

Remember that wall-mounted atrocity? Now it's a mailbox!!

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Statue of Armor

Guarding all that is good and pure and radiator-y.

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Bowling Balls and Bottle Dangles

"Oh, you edge your greens with bricks? Well aren't you an unimaginative dingdong."

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