I love Christmas trim! The more, the merrier, I always say. Fortunately, that’s not an uncommon sentiment in the Ashland area, so around Christmastime there’s plenty to enjoy.
One shining jewel in the Garland City’s crown? This fabulous yard display on the east end of town:
I love it! There’s so much, it’s hard to find an angle to get it all in the frame at once!
Now, heaps of Christmas trim alone don’t make this whacko yard art. I get that. The devil’s in the details on this one:
1. This picture was taken on Tuesday. This week.
2. The people who own this house are known around town as “The Cowboy and Mrs. Cowboy.” (They run the local Subway franchise, and like all local fast food franchise operators, they are local celebrities.) Also: The Cowboy sidelines as an Abraham Lincoln impersonator every February.
3. While the majority of this display is store-bought and/or inflatable, there are some fabulous homespun touches throughout that really shouldn’t be missed. My favorite: the Santas up front…especially Patriot Santa.
Oh, yeah, and they squeezed a little Jesus in there, too.