Pine Mountain Piggy

I came across this gem in Pine Mountain, Georgia, yesterday.

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I’m gonna guess he ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie.

 

And I found this beauty in, of course, a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Oglethorpe, Georgia, today.

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In case you’ve never had the…um, pleasure of shopping at a Piggly Wiggly (affectionately–or not–referred to as “The Pig”), here is what one looks like.

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I know it’s been several months since I posted, but I don’t plan on going another seven+ months before posting again. If you send me a pic of a sign you see, you can help guarantee that!

Fowl Friday

Really, I don’t think there’s a better way to kick off the weekend than to appreciate a sign with a chicken kicking a football while holding a knife in one wing and a fork in the other.

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This sign can be seen in Madison, Alabama. I wonder if the chicken has ever gotten the ball through the goal posts atop the sign?

I’ve been writing this blog for over a year, and my mother is finally getting into it, suggesting places to look for signs. She’s the reason I have these pictures, in fact:

wpid-20140714_134148.jpg wpid-20140714_134228.jpgThis giant chicken is located right off I-65 in Elkmont, Tennessee. My mom suggested we pull off the interstate one day and take these pics; apparently this chicken has been around for quite some time and is a known local landmark. Maybe he’s related to the chicken in the previous picture, since he also is carrying his own cutlery. (I’m not the only one who finds this rather morbid, am I?)

Across the street from the giant chicken we spotted…

wpid-20140714_141901.jpgSo now you know what Foghorn Leghorn has been doing the last several years.

 

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Mooooving Monday

I love urban art. By that I mean art that pops up unexpectedly in urban areas. I’m not sure that any part of Bowling Green, Kentucky, can be considered “urban,” but here’s a wall mural from there anyway. 

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Sometimes I research an area before I visit it to see if there are any places I want to drive by and take pictures of this for blog. More often, though, I happen across places, and I enjoy that more than the ones I purposely seek out. I enjoy serendipity. That’s how I took this picture: we were driving in the Piedmont area of Atlanta, Georgia, and just happened to spot this sign.

wpid-20140723_193320.jpgThis poor cow cracks me up. When I laugh at her, I feel like I’m laughing at myself, because I’m just clumsy enough that I know I’ve looked just like her as I tripped over the air. (First day of high school, I’m remembering you. <shudder>)

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Swineless Sunday: Vancouver Farmer’s Market

I spotted this mural on the side of a building in Vancouver, Washington two weeks ago. It was so big that I had to take several pictures to capture the details.

Full view of the mural

Full view of the mural

 

Now, working from left to right:

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And to give credit where it’s due:

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Happy Sunday!

 

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Swineless Sunday: Arnold’s

If you’re heading from Jacksonville, Florida to St. Augustine by way of U.S. 1 (which I highly recommend, by the way, as it’s more interesting than taking I-95 and you get a glimpse of “old Florida”), you’ll pass Arnold’s Lounge on your left just before you get into town.

"It's got a good beat and you can dance to it!"

“It’s got a good beat and you can dance to it!”

 

I love this sign. When I see it I immediately think of things like “American Bandstand” and doing the Watusi. Not that I’ve ever done the Watusi. But after watching this YouTube video of it, I think it’s a dance even I could manage to perform at least halfway correctly. Now I’m in the mood to watch “Hairspray” (the original, not the remake: John Travolta isn’t fit to tie Divine’s shoes, if Divine was still alive, that is). “They put me in special education just because of my hair!” Great stuff, y’all.

 

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Mooooooving Monday

I had a trip to Folly Beach, South Carolina planned for several months now–a girls’ weekend with some high school friends I hadn’t seen in years! When I know that I’m going to be traveling, I do a bit of internet research to see what fun places might be there for me to visit and photograph for this blog. There are always surprise discoveries, though, and today’s sign is one of them.

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This is the Coburg cow. Coburg was a dairy in the Charleston area, and even though it’s been bought by Borden in the last few years, the cow remains. This specific sign has been around since 1959. (You can read more about it here.)

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The round platform that the cow and chocolate  milk bottle are on turns slowly. The cow’s colors and the dairy product alongside her change with the seasons: green and red for the winter holidays and a carton of eggnog; some sort of costume for Halloween; and an Easter bonnet and dress in the spring.

Unlike the Mayfield cow, whose name is Bessie, the Cobug cow doesn’t have a name–or at least not one that Google could turn up. What would you name her? Tell us in the comments!

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