Patio Figures

patio-pals-summer-14In the apartment complex where I live, the patios are at the front, like little front porches, which makes them a not very satisfactory place for practicing one’s tai-chi (unless one were very good, I suppose), but they do provide lots to look at.

turtle-and-potAnd the beauty of it is, people are always moving in and out, so the subjects are often changing.

IMG_0331_edited-1The artificial geese below, for example, have departed.fake-geeseAs have these angels.

welcome-angels-twoBut this icon, also departed, has long been a favorite. I don’t know what it means, or means to depicct. I imagine it to have religious significance.

patio-icon-japanese-looking - Copyor I hope so. Here’s one of mine, though he doesn’t live outdoors (he’s made of papier mache). It’s Hanuman, a god with a lovely reputation, which is more than you can say about most gods. I would put him on the patio if he could take the weather.

hanuman - Copy

 

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