Especially, roadside whimsy.
Unfortunately, it's nigh impossible to photograph whimsical situations as you pass at highway speeds, but I can give you a couple of examples that always make me smile.
I like Bison Meadow Park. There is a small, 2-acre park near our home that I pass frequently on my way to the grocery. You can read all about it here. There are mown paths that wind through fields of native wildflowers; however, the focal features of the park are the topiary bison that are easily visible from the highway.
As if a topiary bison is not whimsical enough, they receive special adornment in December.
Makes me smile every time!
I like community support of local institutions. On our recent trip to Conway, Arkansas to visit Son-2's family we observed this University of Central Arkansas bear, climbing an off-campus commercial building.
Even though I thought it looked more like a large beetle, I smiled at the intent.
I am joining others who celebrate the positive things in life over at Not Afraid of Color.