HAPPY HOLIDAYS — one and all! This year, like last, our neighbors have been providing an endless stream of good will, not to mention plates-full of goodies: yum! Moving to the Rancho, we were instantly struck by how welcoming the neighbors were, and we still feel that way almost 3-years on … we love our house and the cul-de-sac we’re the entry to; relocating here was one of our best moves ever. Unlike many of our neighbors, though, we don’t really decorate the place in a holiday fashion. So I thought I’d look around and do a visual scavenger hunt of sorts, scanning for seasonal elements. This is what I found; consider it my Rancho card to you!
Starting from top left and moving clockwise: A rather shy ‘snowman’ in the form of a double-lobed cactus is in no danger of melting; a Scandinavian vintage candle holder brings a 60s ‘snowflake’ vibe in steel; a antique child’s ring-toss toy makes a colorful stand-in for the usual tannenbaum; a heavy metal ‘wreath’ in rusted steel began life as a cog of some sort; cactus ‘stars’ shine a light on the amazing diversity of succulent foliage; three concrete cubes make me a ‘wise man’ because I got them free(!) via craigslist … I just had to go get them; Hark! the herald alebrije sings, while sporting every color under the sun; not as famous as some holiday babies, my little concrete garden infant has a sweet presence. Let’s call him Hay-seuss!