Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Man Who Created The Pink Plastic Lawn Flamingo Dies : The Two-Way : NPR

Man Who Created The Pink Plastic Lawn Flamingo Dies : The Two-Way : NPR

"If you've got a plastic pink flamingo on your lawn, give it a pat on the back. The man who designed the lawn art, Donald Featherstone, has died. He was 79."


That's quite a legacy. The symbol of the homeowners' rights movements, too.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dying woman who turned her yard into a giant SANDBOX so she didn't have to mow the lawn threatened with jail if she does not clean it up

"A Missouri woman who says she has about six months to live has been threatened with jail time and fines if she does not remove the sand in the front yard of her home.
Georgianna Reid has lived in her home in Brookside, Kansas City, for more than 33 years, but covered the front of the house with 80 tonnes of sand three years ago, in an operation that cost her $4,000.

'I would say I'm putting in the largest litter box in the world,' said Reid of her unusual approach to landscaping last year.

But the local council and her neighbors don't see it as the beach-like oasis Reid does/Reid received a letter from the city that said she has 10 days to remove the sand from her yard or she will face up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, KSHB reported.'I called the city, I asked permission, not once but twice,' Reid told the network.She said she gave the yard a facelift because she had grown tired of mowing and watering it."

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She says she'll take the sand out of the yard as ordered, but she's going to replace it with asphalt. Prepare for Round Two...