This is my mom and dad’s house on Woodheath Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This year, my mom created a Christmas tree out of green garland and a string of colored Christmas lights on the front of their house.
This rock, shaped like a frog and painted to look like one, sits in front of a house on Woodheath Avenue, the street I grew up on, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
It is a miniature copy of the famous Frog Rock, a large chunk of limestone that sits by the entrance to the Hanson Limestone quarry on Ardmore Avenue, on the western edge of the neighborhood.
Decades ago, someone noticed that the big rock outside the quarry looked like a frog, and painted it to look like a green frog. The Frog Rock, which originally sat behind the quarry on Sandpoint Road, became a well-known landmark in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne.
The owners of this house on Woodheath paid tribute to the original Frog Rock with this little one, which is only about 2 feet long. I think its funny that they put a fly on its nose!
The American flag on the end of the porch has the insignia of all the branches of the United States Military printed on it, along with the POW-MIA insignia. The man who lives here said that he has the flag displayed along with the two other American flags because his father is a disabled Vietnam War veteran who was sickened by Agent Orange.
The house is on Third Street on the northwest side of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
This house is on High Street, east of Sherman Boulevard, on the working-class northwest side of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The homemade Santa Claus on the front porch is one of the more unusual Christmas decorations that I have seen over the years. It is made from a large female doll’s head, a red t-shirt, a store-bought Santa hat, and a beard made of white yarn.
This house is on High Street, on the working-class northwest side of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
In addition to the American flag and Confederate flag flying from the pole in the front yard, there is another American flag on the front door and one of the upstairs windows has a Confederate flag hanging in it like a curtain. The glider bench in front of the house is painted like the American flag.
When I was making this photograph from across the street, two young African-American men walked past the house. One of them noticed the Confederate flag on the pole, then said to his friend: “Look at that Confederate flag! Damn rednecks.”
Driving through the small town of Churubusco, Indiana, I noticed Santa Claus and an elf standing on the sidewalk in front of K&K Video, a store at the corner of Main Street (US-33) and Washington Street. Inside the store, they had a place for kids to be photographed with Santa.
This house is on Main Street (US-33) in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana. Except for the sign in the yard, the Christmas decorations are pretty commonplace: plastic nativity scene, snowman, wreaths and red bows, plastic light-up candles over the door.