Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bathing Beauty


Check out this playful (or eerie, depending on your state of mind) tableau in the front garden of one of our neighbors.


From some angles, this bathing beauty is given a modicum of modesty by a big shrub growing in front of her bathtub. I'm not sure what's growing in her bathtub. She's most visible at this time of year, when the foliage is more sparse.


Upon closer inspection -- yikes! She's been decapitated!

(I believe the hot water bottle is a special winter addition.)


Unfortunately, I couldn't get a clearer shot of her mossy shoes!

In general, I question the use of household plumbing for plants. But this is better than toilets.

10 comments:

Lynne said...

Now that is just downright creepy!

Ms. Moon said...

This is the sort of thing that charms me to pieces! I love it!

Sharon Anck said...

Oh yes, better than toilets but not by much.

donna baker said...

I was scrolling down someone's blog list and saw your title and thought, it is Joni. I was right. Love anyone who quotes Joni. She was recently honored at the Los Angeles Museum of Art. No one like her. I doubt she'd like the yard art.

ellen abbott said...

I used an old bathtub for a water lily pond in the yard in the city. glad they are keeping her warm with the hot water bottle.

The Bug said...

Love it!

e said...

I think this is great...as you say much better than a toilet and a conversation piece.

alphabet soup said...

Weird and wonderful - and I just love those boots.

Ms Soup

Steve Reed said...

Lynne: I agree!

Ms Moon: It's certainly a unique feature in our neighborhood.

Sharon: Ha!

Donna: Thanks for visiting! YES, if I had to name a favorite singer/songwriter, Joni would be the one. Who knows? She might be into this kind of thing. I can see a Lady of the Canyon making yard art. :)

Ellen: If they'd use this as a lily pond, that would be cool. I'm less enthused about the planter option.

Bug: Good! :)

E: It definitely inspires conversation! I see people stopping to check it out all the time.

Ms Soup: The boots make the scene, don't they? All mossy and gross...

Sol said...

They look like strawberry leaves around the dummies face