While at Viveros Guzmán Thursday afternoon, we… well, I, had a difficult time making up my mind what to buy to add a special touch to our terrace. We had wanted to buy a fountain but, as our astute and extremely tactful friend Tynan pointed out:
“Right! That’s brilliant! You live ON the sea. You can hear the natural, lovely, and calming sound of the surf all the time. So, why not get a fountain and drown out the sound of the sea with the sound of an electric motor pumping tap water over cement?!?”
I paraphrase since I can’t remember Tynan’s exact words, which were more colorful.
But, since Tynan did have a point, I had to start thinking of other options. Here are a few of the things I considered (no, I didn’t really) as we shopped at Viveros Guzmán.
(Click the images to increase the enchantment.)
|I QUICKLY NIXED SPORTY SANTA.
FOR ONE THING, THE CAR WOULDN’T FIT IN THE ELEVATOR.
|A FULL-SIZE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. A BIT OVER THE TOP.
AND TOO SEASONAL.
|TOO STAID… AND GRAY. NOW, IF IT WERE A PINTO…|
|DAVID? OH, PLEASE. HE’S BEEN DONE TO DEATH.|
|AFTER DAVID, I GOT TO THINKING ABOUT BALLS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.
BUT TYNAN HAD ALREADY NIXED THE FOUNTAIN IDEA. NO BALLS!
|THERE WAS ALSO A LIFE-SIZE RHINO. IT WAS ALSO A “NO.”
(NOTE: SAN GERALDO SAYS THIS NEEDS CLARIFICATION. SO, YES, I KNOW
THE ABOVE IS A ZEBRA BUT, IN ADDITION, THERE WAS A RHINO.)
|SAN GERALDO THOUGHT I WAS KIDDING.
|SO ALL WE BOUGHT WERE PLANTS! SIX GAZANIAS (THREE COLORS),
TWO CORDYLINE FRUTICOSA AND TWO CORDYLINE AUSTRALIS.
NO PIRATES. ARRR!!!