Gads I 'm hot and bitchy tonight. Quick time out to post. Pops is doing dreadful after his last hospital visit. I'm thinking that I can handle whatever may come next but then again I thought the same thing when I knew I was going to lose my Abby. Nearly lost my ever lovin mind letting her go.
Every window is open tonight and I am still hot and sticky. Summertime is hell in Riverside, CA. It use to be that one could escape the heat by driving out to the coast for cooler weather. Who knows anymore! Have the time last summer it was just as hot out there.
Alright, enough complaining.
I'm not sure who started this, me or my husband. Sometime ago we started screeching on the brakes whenever we came across an unusually creative use of stone lions in a front yard. One day we realized that people were really going all out with these things.
Instead of two lions majestically guarding an expensive home like so:
This lion had a companion on the other side of the house. He was painted black.
My husband was so entranced by these rooftop lions that he didn't see the life size lion beside the front door.
We had to flip a u-turn and take a second look see.
After viewing this marvel, hubby remembered something and tells me that he has a surprise on the way to Joanns. After driving wayyyyyy out of the way I began to grow a little bit miffed. What the heck? Where were we going for Pete's sake? He laughed and refused to give me a hint. Out of the blue he suddenly hollered for me to get my camera ready.
It's a good thing that he was doing the driving because I probably would have crashed. This was the last thing I expected to see! Painted lions, spotted leopards and fanciful headless creatures. Boy, this was worth the price of admission if I do say so myself. We gave one another a high five.
Now if you have stone lions on your premises I hope you don't take offense. Once you are on the lookout for the unusual use of lions, you can't stop. Try it for awhile. You'll see.