Part one is here, and here are parts two, three and four. Click any photo for larger.
After leaving "Madison's Central Park" I headed east on Wilson Street. Eventually you get into the part of town where many of the leftovers from the sixties still live. Madison has a reputation for being a leftist/liberal hotbed (well deserved) and many of these burnouts, hippies and others of that ilk still reside here, many in this particular neighborhood. We are just a block or two off of Williamson Street, where many of these folks like to congregate.
These residents like it "all natural". In other words, they never mow their lawns. I didn't photoshop these, believe it or not. It would drive me batshit crazy if my yard looked like this.
And it only got worse as I rode down the block. Its not like these are prized prairie flowers or anything like that either - they are mostly weeds.
Here is the worst one of all. I just don't know what to say. I like the line of topiaries in the back, too bad they are right up against the house and you can't see them too well since the other crap in the yard is so overgrown. That pine tree on the left seems like it might have been planted at one time as there aren't really too many pine trees in this area of the city - hard to believe that was part of the grand plan, but there it is.
And who, you may ask, would a hippie/burnout/nature person vote for? Who else?
And of course, the vehicle plastered with the obligatory meaningless phrases.