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Unusual Mailbox Post

A Design Apt for Corn Country

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Of course, no Route 66 gallery would be complete without giving the occasional nod to a roadside attraction....
Unusual mailboxes (or mailbox posts) give a landscape a personal touch.

Unusual mailboxes (or mailbox posts) give a landscape a personal touch.

David Beaulieu

Nor do I pass up the chance, here and there, to cite an example of the boldness, creativity or humor that homeowners sometimes put on display, for all to see, in their yards. Is not the personal touch, after all, the ultimate way to put one's stamp on the landscape? I'm talking about a landscaping component that says, "Here I am; I dare the neighbors to copy this!"

We have an example of just such a personal touch in the picture above. A mailbox post with a John Deere theme may be unusual in some parts of the nation, but Illinois is corn country!

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