Saturday, July 14, 2012

Round Robin: Neighbors Leave Things Hanging

...on their walls, that is!

For the Round Robin Challenge: On the Wall, I had the rather romantic, overly optimistic notion that I could show you a photo of a real live lizard on the side of a wall, possibly even the large, colorful one I saw climbing a wall at church a few weeks ago. Alas, none of the live lizards I've seen since that day were on walls. Fences, but not walls!

But this morning as I walked through my neighborhood, I saw lots of fake lizards on lots of walls. It quite a common motif around here. And I do have an old photo of a live lizard on our back wall, so I'm throwing him in here for comparison.

Even more common than stylized lizards on the fronts of Tucson homes are terra cotta or ceramic suns. Here are a few of the many found in my neighborhood, Terra Del Sol. That means "Land of the Sun." Appropriate, no? Even though it did rain a little bit today.

There are lots of other bits of decor hanging on brick walls (and a few wooden ones) near my home. Here are some of them.

I have a completely different category of things on neighbors' walls I'd like to show you, but I'll put that in a separate post. Meanwhile, let's check out what other Robins found on walls!

Linking List
as of July 14, 2012, Midnight MST

Karen - Two entries
Outpost Mâvarin


Day One

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories

Sue - Posted!
A picture is worth 1000 words

Rita aka Cashjocky ***Welcome back!*** - Posted!
Cashjacky and the "Old Salt"



Sue said...

Never seen the lizard decor here in Italy but many of those suns.

Carly said...

Hi Karen :)

I haven't heard from you in a while, hope all is well in AZ. And at Casa Blocher.

I like the metal wall decor pictured here, but I have never seen a lizard featured. Around here it's mostly the sun, butterflies or half moons. I think I am a butterfly person. I have to admit, I never did much with the challenge Steven once gave me to overcome by disdain for lizards. I photographed a couple of them in Tilden, and that was about it. LOL. Nope... just could not do it. LOL

Carly :)

Rita said...

If you were to peek back a few months you would find a photo of my fence and see that I like to decorate it with the sun, moon and stars.

So I really like some of what you have shown here. I also like the angels on the wall above.

Thanks for the visit.