So well camouflaged was this fine fellow that I would never have seen him had he not leapt into the air right at my feet. Which raises a question: do they change color, chamelionlike, to blend in to varying backgrounds? The markings are the same as those on a bright green sibling spotted on bright green leaves and a dark green one in the dark green grass.
I was headed to that green building across the street, an art supply store.
Out front of Little Baja was one of these welded outdoor fireplaces ( is chimnera the term?) so I had to go check it out.
There were others in heavy terra cotta in styles ranging from straightforward to comical.
I bought a large terra cotta pot here many years ago. While others have flaked or broken as a result of freeze/thaw cycles, my pot from Little Baja has soldiered on through it all.
A gallery of gargoyles are inviting me back sometime before next Halloween.
Should your taste run to more imposing statuary, they’ve got you covered.
Personally, I was drawn to these simple cubes. If I remember correctly, medium sized ones were $59 and the large ones were $105. I just don’t know how they would fit in with all of the terra cotta I already have. Anyway, Little Baja is a fun destination if you’re a local and you find yourself on East Burnside (around 15th or so).