A dino a day keeps monotony away

On my neighborhood walk, I'm constantly entertained and engaged. There's so much to see, smell and experience on a beautiful fall day in Santa Barbara. Today, for example, I encountered:

Butterflies and bees
Giant orb spiders
A single yellow leaf dropping from a branch
A sleeping Labrador
A barking Pit Bull
Shimmery snail trails
A car trunk full of groceries
A woman with a camera on a tripod
Gardeners and construction workers
A double-sized, long-haired, chatty, purry gray kitty
A large story board or planning grid in a garage

Dinosaurs! Yep, this house never fails to grab my attention. In its desert-style garden, there are hidden treasures, if you take a moment to look.

There's a brawl about to happen between a stegosaurus and a little guy someone will have to identify for me; there's a brontosaurus guarding a boulder in front. And then, just when you think you're back in prehistoric times, you spot a tiny red car driving through the tableau (see it?). I might find more critters if I look more closely, which I will next time.

I can't help but think I would like the people who live in this house. Their humor and playfulness are two qualities I require in people I choose to hang out with. After all, who wants friends with no imagination or sense of fun?


Linda Menesez said...

I love this, Lisa!! You took us all on a trip through a normal - yet magical - neighborhood! I'm with you! The neighbors with the dinosaurs would be great to hang out with! Thanks for the magic carpet ride!!

Lisa Braithwaite said...

Thanks for your comment, Linda. I never get tired of walking around this neighborhood. It's always an adventure!

Jason of Kim & Jason said...

Nice. What a great example of incorporating a little Adultitis-lowering whimsy amidst the day to day.

Lisa Braithwaite said...

I could have called this "A dino a day keeps the adultitis away," but that would have been stealing. :-)