Saturday, July 28, 2012

Round Robin: This Odd House

For this week's Round Robin Challenge: That's Odd!, I had the idea that I would show you some recent shots of the strange and  semi-wonderful stuff on display outside a local antique mall, including three winged bison (buffalo wings, get it?) and most recently a rather odd giraffe. But about the same time I posted this topic, I discovered an even weirder collection of oddities, outside a house at the other end of my own neighborhood. For years I've referred to our house, Casa Blocher, as the Museum of the Weird, a term that comes from an early concept for what became Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. We have lots of weird and odd stuff in our house, from an extremely silly Cugat painting to a canned earthquake to Star Trek Silly Putty. But after seeing the front yard and especially the fence in front of this other Terra Del Sol house, I'm tempted to cede the name to my neighbor's home. Now, that's really odd!

I first noticed this house about two weeks ago, and it took me about a week and a half to find it again, so long that I almost began to suspect it was magically hidden from me. And why not? There's a lot of supernatural imagery here: jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts, witches, skeletons, at least one devil and I think even a few zombies in the background.

But what really catches the eye as one walks past this house is the assortment of heads on spikes. Sure, they're only doll's heads, mostly, and some aren't even heads. But how often do you see dolls' heads impaled  on fence posts?

Still, the fence is mostly full of smiling faces, and there's actually a welcome sign. I think it's safe to walk by this weird and wonderful house!


I'll be posting more photos on FaceBook and Google+ momentarily.Meanwhile, check out the other Rbons' oddities!

Linking List
as of Saturday, July 28th
1:24 AM MST

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories

Freda - Posted!
Day One

Carly - Posted!
Ellipsis http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.comKaren


Carly said...

Hi Karen

What an interesting house, although that one doll, frankly, gives me the wiggins. EEEEK. Kinda cool though, seeing someone march to their own creative beat.

Makes me smile. :)


Jama said...

That is not only odd, but really weird in book...