Monday, June 20, 2011

Going Down the Yellow Brick Road

About a mile from my house is a street I pass occasionally which has an interesting name.

Last Saturday the Old Salt and I were out doing one of our favorite pastimes, taking a drive and following any road that might lead to an interesting photo opt. So we decided to see what the Yellow Brick Road had to offer.

A short distance down the road we came to the entrance into a subdivision. No reason to be surprised that the yellow brick road led to the Emerald City. The Emerald City turned out to be a neighborhood of split foyer homes, of the seventies variety, sitting on large lots with all the streets either ending in a cul-de-sac or circling back to the yellow brick road.

It was certainly an ideal location for young families. No through traffic, dead end courts that allowed for bike riding and skateboarding with little fear of traffic.

The Tin Man and the Scarecrow were certainly represented
and munchkins in the form of children were everywhere,
both in person and by the toys they left in the yards.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow is a great song but what happened to Dorothy, the cowardly lion, the good and wicked witches and the great Wizard? Not a street sign or anything else to represent them. I was also disappointed because I did not see a single house that contained any yard art to go with the theme of living in the Emerald City.

I could not believe that with all the craft fairs in the area selling these tin men last fall that not a single family on Tin Man Alley wanted to hang one in their yard.

These scarecrows are so easy to make that I was shocked that no one on
Scarecrow Lane had one resting against their porch.

I am linking this post to That's My World Tuesday
To visit the other My World entries are to join the fun visit here

My World Square


  1. what fun to say you lived on Yellow Brick Rd in Emerald City
    but how unimaginative are those inhabitants with their yard art

  2. What a marvelous find Rita! We stopped in Liberal Kansas one night on this rd trip- - they have an OZ attraction (rep0lica of the Kansas farmhouse and their own yellow brick road) but it was really hokey. The Tin man wasn't nearly as good as your picture, nor the scarecrow or lion.

    I hope you feel better -- I'm just catching up on my favs -- hard to find time and a good connection at the same time when we're trippin';>)

  3. I agree! It's shocking that none of the people living there are jumping on the Wiz bandwagon.
    Keep taking those roads...

  4. One might expect to see Dorothy Drive or Wizard's Way in the Emerald City, perhaps the subdivision has some growing to do.
    Don't be too hard on the residents for their lack of yard art. With all those kids they just might not have the time.

  5. What a fun neighborhood!

    I love it.

  6. Oh Rita Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share today. I loved it. I want to live on Tin Man Lane. I have one of those tin mans hanging in my backyard here in the desert. He got quite rusted and I just gussied him up again for the year. He has a fresh coat of paint, rustoleum of course and I even gave him a fresh red heart. He was so happy. He also got a new tin funnel hat. The plastic did not hold up well here in the desert at 115 degrees. Nope it sure did not.

    You did such a beautiful share. I too, would have followed the Yellow Brick Road, and Emerald City and all of the others. I think I would want to live there as well.

    Thank you for sharing with me this evening. I love stopping by sweetie to see what you are up to. What a blessing tonight. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  7. Hi Rita ~~ I hope you are doing okay right now.

    I want to tell you that I like your post. I would like to see a Google map of this place but I couldn't get one. I will keep on trying.

    Just a note to remind you that my profile picture is taken of me sitting with Mr. Tin Man.

    I suppose we were just off The Yellow Brick Road.


Thank you for stopping by my site. Without your visits there would be no incentive to continue posting. So, having you here and reading your comments is the highlight of my day.

I regret that time does not always allow me to return visits to everyone who stops by, but, I will certainly do my best to get to everyone. I will definitely answer any questions you leave me.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.