Sunday, August 17, 2008

From the Porch Swing...

Good Gravy! Has it really been 2 weeks since my last post? I'm such a delinquent POS. My apologies. I will try to do better. Really. I will. REALLY.

C and I have enjoyed cooler weather (well, for August anyway) and have whiled away many hours this week swinging and chatting and laughing and admiring observing our neighborhood. We're not a particularly communal neighborhood, and except for one particular busy body, no one really talks to anyone else, and that's A-OK with me.

Unfortunately, one of our neighbors has absolutely terrible taste in landscaping. I've mentioned the babyshit-colored poodle homage before, but that's nothing compared to the home I have named "Crouching Tiger Hidden Lion." Perched on one side of the driveway near the garage is a white porcelain crouching tiger apparently ready to pounce on of the teensy-tiny yip-yip-yip dogs that lives there. On the other side of the garage door is a white porcelain lion very royally surveying the land. Near the entry way is what I think is supposed to be a water feature of sorts, although the "mountains" surrounding the "waterfall" are bright yellow. It reminds me of Peter Brady's explosive model volcano. These are the same neighbors who decorated for Christmas 2004 and left everything up until 70mph winds blew everything away this summer. CLASSY.

The other excitement we witnessed from the porch this evening involved a near death experience for one of the many bunny rabbits who roam our neighborhood. Our next-door neighbors have a cocker spaniel and 2-year old child, and the child was chasing the dog as the dog tried to eat the bunny rabbit. I silently commanded the dog to not eat the bunny rabbit in front of the baby, and yet, I could not look away. That's some serious drama. The bunny rabbit escaped, presumably unharmed, though likely covered in drool.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:53 PM

    Maybe you could put one of those whale fountains in your yard.