Saturday, November 19, 2016

Pirates Of The Mediterranean

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.
IMAGINE!
SO ALL WE BOUGHT WERE PLANTS! SIX GAZANIAS (THREE COLORS),
TWO CORDYLINE FRUTICOSA AND TWO CORDYLINE AUSTRALIS.
NO PIRATES. ARRR!!!

23 comments:

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    1. Judy:
      Tynan is so full of... clever advice ... that he doesn't even remembering telling us this!

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  2. Tynan! Common sense!

    Still, a Pinto on the terrace would be loverly!

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    1. The horse! NOT the car, though ... Not.The.Car.

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    2. Bob:
      Tynan does sometimes make sense. Neither the car nor the horse would fit in the elevator.

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  3. Sometimes less is more. Be sure to leave space on your deck to enjoy the view.

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    1. Stephen:
      I was thinking old barn planks would look nice against the glass.

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  4. what a shame you do not buy a pirate

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    1. Gosia:
      I know! And there were several to choose from!

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  5. sure, bring the zebra up the elevator

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    1. anne marie:
      It's a tiny elevator. David would fit -- I think.

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  6. Ha - we have a Cordyline fruticosa, but I didn't know that is what it is! Thanks for the name. A very tiny zebra would have been a great addition to your balcony.

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  7. Yes, Tynan has a point here. I know there will be a few plants on the terrace but have you considered a bonsai plant/tree that could be a focal point. Just a thought.

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    1. Jim:
      The garden center has some spectacular bonsais. And, yes, we keep considering it. Amazing!

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    1. Spo:
      Finery and UNfinery but lots of fun(nery?)

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Why is that, I wonder! (No I don't!)

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  10. Tynan is correct and I would be very careful not to use up too much space and just have a few plants, for otherwise you are just creating more housework for yourselves.

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    1. Heron:
      We DO like lots of plants. It's a great activity and a very pleasant place to do it. But, we also have to control ourselves so we actually have room to move out there.

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  11. When the right gnome appears, you will know you have to give it a home.

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    1. Travel:
      Uf! We have a gnome collector in our building. They've all had too much sun and are looking kind of faded haggard.

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