September 2012

Love yard art? Come to Salem, Illinois!

Love yard art? Come to Salem, Illinois!

Yard art is a funny thing. Like all art, either people take to it or not so much. I adore it! Richard Pollard started decorating his yard with his yard art about 25 years ago. Richard’s art tends to run in the auto category which makes sense because that has been his line of business for the past 40 years. His car dealership is right next to the house where he and his wife decorate their yard for their and the public’s enjoyement.

This 1957 Chevy has the names of many visitors that have stopped by and admired Richard’s efforts. His favorite yard art is his bumper yard. There are too many things to mention to see and look at. After interviewing Richard for an upcoming article in Farm World I found there were several things I missed like the shoe tree and credit card tree that were in the front yard. The crashed airplane can’t be missed or the police car that is run up a tree.

Richard’s art work is located on North Broadway next to Pollards Motor Sales in Salem, Illinois. Just park and Richard said walk around and admire!

Lakeshore Golf Course

Lakeshore Golf Course

I don’t often win things so when I do it is something to celebrate. Listening to my favorite radio station WMKR I won a round of golf and headed off to the course with my sister.

We chose an early morning tee-time and Lake Taylorville reflected the sun and the air was filled with the noise of waterfowl dipping in and out of the shoreline. Like my sister said about our game, “It wasn’t pretty, but it was fun”.

While most of my shots were hit or miss, I do have to brag about a shot from the edge of the green where I flipped the ball on and sunk the put. Never mind that it was with a one wood!

The chance to take a morning and spend time with a loved one a gas tank ride away is as the Visa commerical’s say, “Priceless”.