Ed and Bonnie Schmiedeler's home and garden are full of recycled finds - a visual depiction of the adage "one man's trash is another man's treasure." They call this wooden head Ken-Tiki because it was carved by an artist friend named Ken. In the background, the couple's roving mannequin rests on a chair, dressed for summer and staring into a backyard full of miscellanea.
The Schmiedelers relax in a hammock next to an old Volkswagen bus that's part of a collection of found objects that adorn their backyard in rural Johnson County.
Many scavenged pieces of iron adorn Ed and Bonnie Schmiedeler's deck as railing supports or simply as decorations.
A pair of dancing elves seem to be running through the sand in the Schmiedeler's yard.
A Buddah sits in a water bowl that provides a cool drink for birds when rain is abundant.
Ed Schmiedeler looks over some of his and his wife Bonnie's collection of things that cover their back yard in rural Johnson County. The retired couple spend time wandering around the country and if and when they might find something it could end up in their yard.