Suburban Anubis

Because every respectable suburban home needs Egyptian statuary in the courtyard! 🙂

Larger-than-life statues of Egyptian gods outside a suburban ranch homeLarger-than-life statues of Egyptian gods outside a suburban ranch home

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Signs of Autumn in the Mountains

I saw these delightfully homely signs while taking the Monte Cristo scenic drive through rural northern Utah a few weeks ago.

Homemade, spray-painted sign reading "Sheep On Road"

Homemade, spray-painted sign reading "Sheep On Road"

This is the time of year that ranchers bring their sheep and cows down off federal land, where they’ve been grazing all summer.

Naturally, I had to wonder—Do only the slow sheep hang out on the road?
The fast sheep are quick enough to get out of the way of speeding cars! 😉

It’s Paid For!

A car bumper sticker stating "Don't laugh, it's paid for"

I spotted this fun sticker proclaiming automotive financial wisdom on a car in my workplace parking lot the other day!

As an aside—I’ve found debt-free living to be a highly satisfying lifestyle and I’m happy to own my own I-paid-for-it-with-cash vehicle. I recommend Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps as a great guide for budgeting, paying off debt, saving money, and building wealth.

Crewela Drives a Honda Pilot

I’m guessing that this person is 1) an ardent practitioner of crewel embroidery and 2) an admirer of the villainess in the The 101 Dalmatians!

Crewel embroidery, or crewelwork, is a type of surface embroidery using wool. A wide variety of different embroidery stitches are used to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old.”
—Wikipedia

A license plate that says "Crewela"

Signs in the South Island

On a recent trip to the South Island of New Zealand, I saw a variety of interesting signs!

This chiropractor has both national pride and a sense of humor!

Sign at the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral

This sign is part of a display at the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.

Sign advising motorists to slow down on country roads

The sign says, “Country roads are not motorways. Slow down.” Fun fact: In New Zealand, the maximum speed limit is 60 mph…

 

 

Sign for Wakatipu Croquet Club

The game of croquet appears to be taken quite seriously here.

Statue of a Tolkien dwarf in the Auckland airport

This is, ahem, a giant statue of a dwarf in the Auckland airport.

Sign on a Tolkien dwarf statue in the Auckland airport

The giant dwarf statue is on loan from Middle Earth. 🙂

A farm stand near Abel Tasman national park

A cute farm stand near Abel Tasman National Park.

A one-lane bridge in Mount Cook National Park

Make sure to note who has the right of way on the one-lane bridges!

A sign near a hiking trail "Lambing in Progress"

Lambing in progress!

A quaint motel sign

A pretty sweet-looking MOTEL sign.

A motor camp playground

This motor camp awesomely repurposed some classic McDonald’s playground equipment!