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  • Writer's pictureRuss Newton

How I amuse myself.

Updated: Mar 19, 2022


I don't spend any money on food, drink, or going out and I have more books to read then I can realistically finish. And i have more money coming in then I made in my last job. So something catches my eye and i go a little overboard. This is a picture of my front yard. It is a work in progress. I have thirteen more statues coming but this is a decent spot to report on my current status. My hope is the neighborhood children will take an interest in them when the weather gets a little warmer. There are 16 items right now, can you see them all? Closeups follow. And a couple walking by slowed down and were smiling. That made me happy.


Pig with Wings



Big foot out of focus.



Nesting swan


Peacock in full display


Solitary Heron


Heron one of two



Heron 2 of 2, Frog Drinking Coffee and Panda eating plant..



Razor back pig and piglet


Rabbit



Chipmunks



Aliens




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kevin
Mar 21, 2022

I'll have to start calling you "Benny" after my old neighbor across the street, he had quite the menagerie for years until he moved out (unfortunately, he lost he home to foreclosure), but a few of us liberated some of them. I still have a seagull in my backyard. but he had everything from racoons, to rabbits, donkeys, deer and even an elephant! Careful with the deer though, you are in Texas...

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Mar 21, 2022
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Kevin,


Right about everything except my location. I am in Wisconsin these days. Russ

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Matt Gray
Matt Gray
Mar 21, 2022

Loved seeing these and looks like even a few more popped in that I missed. I am going to bring the girls up to them monday after I’m off work so they can get a closer look. Maybe even get them to draw a little more on the sidewalk.

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Mar 21, 2022
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Matt, more coming every day! Please hope they enjoy it. And thank them for me for the lovely sidewalk art so far! Russ

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shameen.motiwala
Mar 20, 2022

wow!! i love it!!! those aliens are awesome!! i have a neighbor here in miami who's done something similar and i stop by everyday to check out the amazing art and smile!!

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