We don't do a lot of outdoor decorating...just wreaths and bows here and there. But I do love to drive around and enjoy the outdoor decorations at other houses. I cannot believe the number of inflatable decorations that one can buy these days. When the stores open for after-Christmas sales, the inflatables are grabbed up quickly. We even saw one in which Santa was on a ladder and a little puppy had pulled down his pants as he climbed up. (Boxers for Santa, by the way.) But there are still people who put out lots of light displays and those are the ones I love best.
Our daughter loves the outdoor decorations as much as I do, so we drove around aimlessly looking at houses. One in particular drew our attention.
The gecko takes time off his regular job.
The yard was filled with figures and lights.
Elmo greeted us but we didn't tickle him.
And a pink pig dresses up with reindeer antlers.
We saw the display in daylight. Of course, we drove back that evening to see everything in lights.
We were not disappointed.
I love decorations that people have in their yards year round. I have seen cement figures of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and all sorts of animals. The most popular around here seem to be the two frogs sitting beneath the umbrella, the little boy and girl kissing platonically, and a fair number of little boys peeing. While I might not want all of these things in my yard, I just love the fact that other people do. Art is truly in the eye of the beholder and people might look at the things we have in our yard and vow they would never put that in their own yards. I like that.
I wish we were all as tolerant of other people's beliefs as we are of their taste in art.