Thursday, August 8, 2013

Theme Thursday: Statues

Sooo, after a small hiatus from this lovely photo linkup, I got inspired today. I considered taking some pictures of our cool Jesus statue that George got in Puerto Rico, but I never got around to it. Then, while I was outside assembling an IKEA stool on the front porch while my children were staging elaborate car crashes with their ride-on toys, I saw this guy, and he beckoned.

Come on, he's awesome, right? His name is Merle, and I received him as a Mother's Day gift from my son (because he broke the garden gnome I used to have, felt guilty about it, and wanted to replace it). He's spunky and jaunty and blue and not at all Smurf-like, which is good, because the Smurfs are apparently cool again. He kind of reminds me of the Travelocity gnome, except he never goes anywhere.

After seeing the other pictures on this week's linkup, it occurs to me that we could make a faith statement by installing Mary or Jesus or someone in this spot instead of Blue Merle. If we did that, though, I would feel guilty about how many weeds there are. There are so many weeds.

For more (real, lovely, serious) pictures of statues, check out Clan Donaldson.