Saturday, December 19, 2009

My World of the HOA

Those who live in a community governed by a home owner's association know that they ofter discourage displays of individuality, ours is no exception. No garden ornament is allowed except for three pots which must be of a certain size, certainly not pink flamingos.

Home owners are allowed to decorate for holidays for a specified length of time and this is where people show their creativity.
This home owner says he would never have wanted a pink flamingo except it is forbidden. For Halloween it is a witch, for Thanksgiving a turkey with a pilgrim suit and for Christmas Santa who has a bit of trouble keeping his beard in place.

At Easter this same flamingo sports bunny ears and a cotton tail (I'm sure he means no disrespect LBR).
Another homeowner claims that these are the three wise flamingos.

We have many lovely Holiday displays here in Sun City, most are more traditional (and many seem to be moving the displays closer to the ground as we are getting older and shouldn't be up on ladders). These displays tickle my funny bone and I wanted to share.

See more worlds at My World Tuesday hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia.

23 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

They tickle my funny bone too! Those are so cute. What a great post! Merry Christmas to you!

Jim K said...

I love the dressed up flamingos.

Diane AZ said...

These are hilarious, I love them all, great post!

fredamans said...

I love the dressed up flamingos!! Awesome!

Gaelyn said...

How fun! I once decorated a Halloween skeleton on my apartment door for all the holidays. Love your header.

Sylvia K said...

Well, you just got my day off to a hilarious start! I love them all! How fun! And isn't it fun the way people have of politely thumbing their nose at some of the "rules"! What a fun post, Martha!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season!

Sylvia

Carol said...

What cute shots of these fun lawn decorations. We live in a HOA also, and this would not be allowed. Nice to get to do this once in a while.

Guy D said...

Haha great pics Martha, as always.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Reader Wil said...

Great idea to use flamingos to serve as decorations for the kind of feast that you are about to celebrate! Beautiful shots!

J Bar said...

Fun snaps.
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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Martha: That was a neat find for certain.

Indrani said...

Lot of creativity there. :)
A Merry Christmas to you!

Linda Reeder said...

I can't imaging being limited to THREE POTS! But I do love the rebellious spirit behind those pink flamingos.

Snap said...

Home owners associations ... oh, yes ... know them well. I giggled my way through your post. I just love the three wise flamingoes!

Barb said...

I had a good chuckle over the flamingos! (Also, LBR thinks it's great that there is a flamingo "RABBIT" at Easter. She wants you to photo it for sure! Love the Christmas Header, Martha! Have a wonderful Holiday! We head to Denver tomorrow. I skied today with my 3 year old G-daughter. So fun!

luna miranda said...

what a hilarious neighbor you have! an all-season flamingo (LOL).

JOE TODD said...

I to have a "home owners association" my wife but she is pretty easy to get along with LOL If you will send me some of your sun I'll send you some Ohio snow

squirrel said...

Love it, love it, love it!
Happy Holiday

Lianne said...

what a cute twist to xmas decor!

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Your EG Tour Guide said...

There's something very enticing about "the forbidden." I think most of us never outgrow that. ;-)

storyteller said...

Love this post ... reminds me of experiences friends have had with their HOAs over the years! Methinks I like your neighbor and I love, love, love the 'three wise flamingos' for sure!!! I shared My World later than usual this week due to Christmas 'stuph' and am playing 'catch up' today ... Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Lawstude said...

Fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving gifts are all the buzzwords in a Christmas setting. Make your Christmas a one to cherish for years!

Sharkbytes said...

That's really funny, Martha! Merry Christmas!