The Oneacrewoods is a unique property. I’ve thought that since my first glance down the drive back in the old days – that’s when I fell in love with it and my feelings have not changed a bit! To find such a sizeable lot with a double house and so many unusual trees within a 1/2 mile of a business district is not a common thing. And now, a new landmark, our own lion guarding the entry. We needed this.
|Hello, welcome to the Oneacrewoods! Roar!|
It belongs to the person next door, and the drive is one that we share. I guess since it is really his property and we just have access rights he can put anything there that he wants, so bear in mind (or lion in mind) that I did not go out and buy this lion. It just appeared yesterday while I was at work. He’s got a rather friendly face, for a lion, and he is about the size of a real lion… none of those trailer park yard ornament varieties. Kind of a red sandstone color.
My first thought was that he was a little ostentatious for the Oneacrewoods. I can see him fitting in at Buckingham Palace or some large gated estate maybe. The truth is I think lions are a little ostentatious in front of gated estates too. I mean, who are they kidding? We’re to think they have lions guarding their gate? Is this Africa? I even queried Facebook to see what my friends thought of this lion and got mixed reviews. Paint it, cover it, name it, cool, stately, needs a lamb – clearly there are many kinds of people in the world with different tastes. Thank you all for your opinions, but as I read them I was often thinking “really?”
So there he is. I asked the husband what he thought of the lion and he said “where is he?” This is after he had driven past, within four feet of this life-size object. Reminder to self: do not take this man on your next lion hunting safari. Yes, so there he is and it looks like he’s staying a while. I can use him as a landmark, telling my friends to turn in by the red lion and not having to worry about them saying “which red lion?” That’s the beauty of being a bit odd and more unique. I’m just sayin’…
|Is that a little smile I see?|