Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lawn Art Italian Style

 I've always loved lawn art in the states; there is something about that plastic pink flamingo that really says to your neighbors, I don't care what you think, I love flamingos!  

Or the odd gnome in the garden always strikes me as a bit of whimsy, rather than something tasteless like this.....

So as Dr. C and I have been walking the streets of Spello, we've been marveling at how there are no lawns here, but each front door step is decorated with gorgeous displays of plants and flowers

Italians tend to take great care with whatever plants they have and this town takes that to the limit, with gorgeous container plantings and lovely window boxes, until we came to this place..... 

Yes indeed, here among the flowers are Snow White and her dwarves....and on the doorstep....

a few cheerful gnomes....don't think this place will be winning any prizes for the best flowers during the festival, but at least they have a sense of humor.  

Just like these people----can you imagine waking to this every morning when you walk out to get your paper?  Or how about this?

It's been a slow day in Spello, as you can tell, but I bid you a buona notte. 

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