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Erm... I wouldn't say that. There are lots of them ... VA, too, although many of them have been painted white

Yup - we have 1 across the street.

I have no idea what you all mean by "lots," here. At some level, I suppose, even one is "lots." Still, off the top of my head I'd have to say that there probably isn't 1 lawn jockey for every several hundred houses, even out towards Berryville.
I was very surprised to see lawn ornamentation consisting of a Mexican and a donkey in front of a house up near Lake Ontario. You have to wonder about the semiotics of these things from the perspective of the lawn jockey-/plaster Mexican-owning community. Or, as my mother would say, "What on earth are they thinking?"
My favorite lawn ornamentation remains the Virgin Mary and the Seven Dwarfs someone had in front of their house a few miles from here some time ago.

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My favorite lawn ornamentation remains the Virgin Mary and the Seven Dwarfs someone had in front of their house a few miles from here some time ago. Melinda Shore -

I passed a house today (Sarah - at Howard and 28th) with a nativity scene with a a visitor. A lime gree Alien. Nice look.
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Yeah... I noticed that as well. That, or the digital Canon Rebel are my next dream cameras.

The Canon's a good camera, but it's the D70 for me... someday... because I already have more than $700 investment in Nikon lenses(and that's secondhand!).
Shelly (A native PacNW'er who has no idea what a "lawn jockey" >is)

If the rest of the thread hasn't explained it already... it's a metal hitching post in the form of a man dressed in livery (which looks like a jockey's uniform) holding up a ring, to which the horses' reins can be hitched.
In the original form, the "jockey" is black - e.g. a happy servant holding the reins for "massa".
In more recent incarnations - and they're still made and sold, AFAICT, since I've seen them as lawn decorations on new suburban houses - the slave/servant has transmogrified into a white "jockey". Sometimes, they now hold electric lights instead of hitching rings.
I have no idea what you all mean by "lots," here.

I mean that I see them all over the place, in both older and newer neighborhoods.
My favorite lawn ornamentation remains the Virgin Mary and the ... miles from here some time ago. Melinda Shore -

I passed a house today (Sarah - at Howard and 28th) with a nativity scenewith a a visitor. A lime gree Alien. Nice look.

A few days ago I noticed that a house I pass on the way to work hadn't taken down their "Witch crashing into something" halloween decor yet.

Today I noticed that the witch was "crashed" into the side of the wooden creche they had assembled w/ the rest of the nativity scene. (She was, however, gone when I came home)
I laughed.
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My favorite lawn ornamentation remains the Virgin Mary and the Seven Dwarfs someone had in front of their house a few miles from here some time ago.

Oh honey, come to Missouri. We have it all. Lawn Jockeys, atomic mushrooms (mushrooms the size of a shih tzu), huge plastic butterflies. One of my neighbors when I lived more rurally had plastic cats climbing her gutters. Lawn deer are so common that you don't even blink. Madonnas? Sure. The most common treatment, for some reason I can't fathom, seems to be madonnas in bathtubs.
We are also the home of peeing silouettes. A guy right here in town sells them, painted black, of kids, adults, and dogs, complete with twine pee. Then there are the big-butt-bending-over-in-the-garden ornaments.

That's Missouri, home of the tacky.
Oh honey, come to Missouri. We have it all. Lawn Jockeys, atomic mushrooms (mushrooms the size of a shih tzu), ... kids, adults, and dogs, complete with twine pee. Then there are the big-butt-bending-over-in-the-garden ornaments. That's Missouri, home of the tacky.

LOL! I can thankfully say that the vast majority of the town I live in, downtown Charleston and the bordering islands are devoid of lawn ornaments. Lots and lots of landscaping but no ornaments. The rural areas are a bit different though. There must be a disclaimer somewhere around here that says if you're going to live in a trailer built in the 70s, with its original skirting, then your front yard should look like a landfill or a collector's paradise of all things metal.
I remember that the big thing in south Jersey, when I was growing up at least, was the need for people to acquire, as many as possible, concrete ornamentation. Things like birdbaths, gnomes, bunnies, etc. I don't mind a good gnome but I'm of the opinion that they should be sought out and not screaming, waving & jumping up & down in front of you for attention.

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There's a problem with black dogs, especially black dogs inside a a horse arena. They don't show up well. Unfortunately I also haven't yet found a photographer that can capture her clearly. She's very fast, but no faster than a lot of border collies.

My camera has a problem with fast dogs, though it must be the operator, because when it's in video mode, the camera works just fine.
Perhaps it's time to read the manual and find a way to shut off that delay 'twixt button push and picture capture. I believe that I can do that if I'm OK with lower resolution.

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Or one like this: http://www.creativeindulgence.com/cgi-bin/CIG/CIG.pl?action=view&link=2004-04-18 , BSCA 2004 National Specialty/3.0 TUESDAY/Herding/Pre-Trial/204&im age=HdTue 0578.jpg&img=&tt=

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