Picture This Wednesday - because I can't stay 'wordless' on Wordless Wednesday. So there.
Though I'm sure you've heard enough about my tiny, little weekend trip to see Lela last month, I've got another tale to tell.
We took the little ferry to Balboa Island. It costs $1 to walk on, each way. Once you are there, there is a sidewalk that goes all the way around the island, where you can gawk at the waterfront homes. To be clear, it's a tiny island, and the waterfront homes are right there. The biggest "yard" they have is about 10-15 feet, and the majority of those are mostly sitting patio. But being Southern California, there are lovely flowers, lemon trees, lime trees, and creative (and less than creative) landscaping to look at.
As we were walking around a curve, there was a palm tree leaning toward the water. Perched right behind that palm tree, was a slightly startling sight. This: (or should I say, Her:)
She had some very realistic features, including eyes that seemed to be looking at you for a full 90 degrees past her. Once past that point, she appeared to be looking the complete opposite direction.
I'd love to know the story behind her acquisition. Was she made by the owner? Made by a friend? Purchased locally? Shipped in from a great distance? And of course, the most perplexing question - why?
It was a little unsettling when we first saw her. You know, that split second when you think there is a real person there. She's literally just three feet from the edge of the sidewalk.
Now, I just want to make up fun, adventurous stories about her. There is some amazing craftsmanship that went into sculpting her.
Here's another view:
I think she needs a name - any suggestions?