AlphabetPhoto: Lions in the Leaves

lion in the leaves

L is for lions in the leaves.

When we moved into our current home, the previous owner had left various garden ornaments. The windmill was handed on to my Grandma, who took a fancy to it, and all but one of the gnomes have disappeared over time.

At the end of the drive are two stone lions. They sit on a wall with a beech hedge behind. Every so often, I realise that they have disappeared into the hedge. Consumed by the leaves. Sometimes it takes me a couple of years to realise that they are covered, then the secateurs come out and the lions are released. Again.

They are not old or antique, but their dignified stance, as they watch people advance up the drive, guarantee them a place in the garden.

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15 thoughts on “AlphabetPhoto: Lions in the Leaves

  • Wednesday 30 July, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Good choice for L 🙂 he looks very majestic doesn’t he #Alphabetphoto

    • Thursday 31 July, 2014 at 6:52 am

      The position adds to their majestic air.

  • Thursday 31 July, 2014 at 3:46 am

    How lovely! I like the idea of them slowly disappearing before being rescued again from the leaves 🙂

    • Thursday 31 July, 2014 at 6:51 am

      I think the slowness is the reason I don’t notice the leaves taking over again. If it happened suddenly, they might be rescued earlier.

  • Thursday 31 July, 2014 at 5:16 am

    It must be nice to discover these ornaments around your garden! It just look majestic.

    • Thursday 31 July, 2014 at 6:50 am

      One time the children asked if the lions were new. That’s how long they had been in hiding!

  • Thursday 31 July, 2014 at 6:26 am

    I think your lions look great: very regal and dignified. I also love your copper beech. They are such great trees. In spring I love how their copper leaves contrast with the fresh green of the other foliage. All the best, Bonny

    • Thursday 31 July, 2014 at 6:49 am

      There are the 2 types of beech in the hedge and it does look good.

  • Friday 1 August, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I love that lion, he looks so majestic

    • Saturday 2 August, 2014 at 8:15 am

      Just as a lion should be. 😀

  • Friday 1 August, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of garden ornaments but these are really nice – very understated and regal!

    • Saturday 2 August, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Me neither. The lions don’t shout out and the one gnome tends to hide, which is why he has survived. Grown fond him over the years. He has earned his place by surviving 17 years with us!

  • Monday 4 August, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Great choice for L, fabulous lion – they must look so majestic when they’re uncovered. Lovely post, thank you for sharing with #alphabetphoto

  • Monday 11 August, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Wow, what a great statue to have in your garden #alphabtphoto

    • Monday 11 August, 2014 at 11:32 am

      They add interest, when they’re not covered!

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