My attempt to move from Southern California and create a happy and sustainable urban homestead in North Dakota, with some musings on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.



Friday, February 11, 2011

New Reader Shout Outs - lifeshighway

This is long overdue.  My policy here is to personally welcome all new followers of the dynamic, entertaining, and verbally majestic Deaf Dogs and Benevolent Gnomes blog.  So this is the official warm welcome to lifeshighway of the Along Life's Highway - The Yard Art Game blog. 

A few months ago, out of the blue, I got a cryptic comment here on the Deaf Dogs and Benevolent Gnomes blog that said - "I came looking for gnomes, so your title is good.  I'll be back".  Once I confirmed this was an "I'll be back to visit your awesome blog" not an "Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque I'll be back" comment, all was well in the world. 

The Yard Art Game consists of a phalanx of (mostly) voluntary field reporters who bravely venture out into the world and capture photos and first hand accounts of awesome yard art.  lifeshighway then ranks and assigns points to each submission with a complicated point system that especially rewards gnomes, seahorse birdbaths, and assorted classic kitsch.  You can see the breakdown of the point system on the Along Life's Highway - The Yard Art Game blog.

Every since my first visit to the site, I was hooked and I can't get enough.  The yard art pictures are fantastic and the commentary and awards (Golden Manatee Award anyone?) are hilarious. I can't recommend highly enough this blog, you should check it out.

1 comment:

lifeshighway said...

Good thing I came back or I would not have read this heart warming tribute. Thank you so much.

And by the way, it is still a great title for a blog.