|Posted by Eggroll Creative on June 2, 2015 at 11:30 PM|
During a recent visit to Yuma, AZ, I noticed very few yards have grass down there in the desert. People used their creativity to make their yards attractive. There were Japanese raked-sand gardens, which had to be remade daily due to passing dogs that would kick at the sand while burying their unmentionables. Dry creek beds are a common theme. Lots of cactus. But my single-most favorite landscaping item was this adorable miniature prospector with his donkey, sitting on some Fool's Gold.
Since these figures are barely two inches high, I would have missed them completely if the homeowner hadn't bragged about how her husband had hidden little unexpected surprises in their fancy-gravel yard. That's right, the rocks you see in the photo above are about the size of peas! I really enjoyed searching for and finding this particular hidden treasure. You can't help but feel inspired at the possibilities in your own yard when you consider this little scene. What little dollhouse-sized surprises could I rig up in my own yard?
The fretting rabbit from Alice in Wonderland with his pocket watch ticking by the anxious minutes . . .
Mary Poppins riding the carousel horse over the race track finish line...
A toy soldier saluting a tiny but beautiful real U.S. flag flying in the imperceptible breeze...
I already have a puppy dog taking a bubble bath in my dollhouse. So that one is ready to go!
But I have to face reality. With my luck, I would forget where I put these itty bitty magic moments and then run over them with the mower. I already go through a mower every other year because I hit things. And when weedwackers connect with small projectiles, they can easily take out a window . . . or a small piece of my leg. So as much as I enjoyed this unique yard decoration, I have to admit it is probably not for me.
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