Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bunny house

We were trying to make a shortcut through the San Fernando Valley, and found ourselves in a dead-end street near where the L.A. River goes through Canoga Park. This is an industrial street, with gravel yards, small factories, warehouses and auto repair shops. But as we drove, I spotted a few small houses nestled among the cinderblock walls.

Like this funny little cottage, in its own little yard, furnished with chairs for seating and planted with a large bird-of-paradise plant, an acanthus and a prickly pear. Like an outdoor room, the yard is separated from the street by a low block wall. There are two trees, one coloring a tawny gold for autumn.

Let's take another look at that block wall.

Are those bunnies? I'd love to know the story behind this wall of bunnies.

8 comments:

Gilly said...

They've got very long ears - they could be hares! Do you have hares in the US?

There is a lot of myth and magic associated with hares, but I can't think why anyone would want to put them in a wall.

Perhaps they are just rabbits (bunnies) and someone liked them a lot!

Was the little house inhabited? I imagine it was there long before any big industrial business!

Kate said...

Very interesting; I'd love to know the story of the bunnies as well.

Life with Kaishon said...

That is so interesting! LOVE it! I am surprised you didn't go ask : )

MAYBELLINE said...

Great eye. I wonder where you can get those. They would be great in my garden.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Those are uber fab!!!!! I want them in my garden!!!!!!

This post was such a treat - from the title, I was so afraid you had just seen that movie "Bunny House" which is one of the worst movies ever LOL.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love that...couldn't that just be the cutest house with a little TLC?

Sue

Maggie B said...

What an interesting cottage to find tucked away in such industrial surroundings. It's a mystery!
Maggie

Nej said...

I can't help but feel sorry for that little bungalow. So lonely and needing a little TLC. It's always houses like these that catch my attention. Thanks for finding it!! :-)

The wall is great!!!!!!!!