Polka-dot lawn

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    1. txkimmers 94 months ago | reply

      My friend used to live very near there and she was always bitching about that house. I love it! But if I did that out in Pflugerville, they would probably bee-yatch about me too.

    2. tictoc 94 months ago | reply

      Cool! I drove by that house with a friend a couple of months ago. Teach me to pay attention to details - I thought this was a recent pic.

    3. riddle 94 months ago | reply

      This pic is from 2003. They painted it again at least once since then, but not yet in 2006.

    4. Pirulitar 94 months ago | reply

      Lindo, lindo, lindo!

    5. Princess Tat of Tinkle Shed 94 months ago | reply

      I suppose you either love it or hate it.I love it.
      Interesting how they have drawn attention to themselves and then hidden behind foliage.

    6. riddle 94 months ago | reply

      It makes sense to me: they have both very public and very private spaces. Their back yard is behind a high wall. I'd love to get a peek inside it some time.

    7. Princess Tat of Tinkle Shed 94 months ago | reply

      I've read all I can find about this house and find a lot of comment refer to it as 'weird'.
      I don't find it so, this is a far more weird thing to do
      www.headington.org.uk/history/misc/shark.htm

    8. riddle 94 months ago | reply

      Ooh, GA, thanks for that link! Back when I had a house I always wanted to commission a sculpture of a UFO crashing into the roof of my garage...

    9. dotsandspaces 92 months ago | reply

      there's a bloke on my train has a hairdo that's a bit like this.

      dots on spaces...nice ring to that.

    10. say.wikki 92 months ago | reply

      I just love it, but I wouldn't want it in my life every day!

    11. Texas to Mexico 80 months ago | reply

      Only in Austin! Keepin things Weird!

    12. eakelton 77 months ago | reply

      love it! I miss Austin!

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      [discovered in the photophlow welcome room] (?)

    13. riddle 74 months ago | reply

      An update -- in Google Street View!

      Polka dot lawn in Austin street view

    14. mamalobaloca 74 months ago | reply

      Coveting this!

      The last thing we need in Austin is a water-guzzling non-native lawn. Most grass just does not grow here naturally. This is much better.

    15. riddle 74 months ago | reply

      MLL, there's a lawn under the polka dots. What you're seeing is painted on the grass in its winter dormant phase. I don't recall what kind of lawn is under there. It might be native (buffalo grass) or non-native (perhaps bermuda).

      I'm a bit of a heretic on the subject of lawns. A healthy and well-established lawn doesn't really require that much supplemental watering in Austin. What is horribly wasteful is trying to keep it green in August, when the natural thing is for it to turn dormant.

      If you want a lawn that really doesn't require any water at all, try this one. :-)

    16. mamalobaloca 74 months ago | reply

      OK, now I can see brown grass under there. LOL about the astroturf median.

    17. riddle 67 months ago | reply

      I saw today that she's re-dotted her lawn for fall 2008. It's pink dots this year.

    18. hertinkerbell 62 months ago | reply

      Hey, how do I find this place? If you know the address please email me at HerTinkerbell@yahoo.com or on my blog bellaandtheroad.blogspot.com . Thanks!

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