This is our cherub. He's a special guy. I placed him in the front yard... sitting in a flowerbed... where I can see him from my patio, night and day. In his hands he holds a golden gazing ball. When the sun glints off the globe it is ethereal. This beautiful cherub once graced the perimeter of a delightful water fountain I had on the property. It was removed, many years ago. At the time, this sweet fella had been tipped over and accidently buried beneath all the dirt. He had gone missing for about 8-10 years. I had forgotten he was there, until I saw an arm exposed. Fortunately the ball was hidden away inside the house, protected from the elements, sitting in my kitchen, inside another container. It had become such a fixture in my life, as it was... that I failed to recall where the ball had originated. It gave me such joy to rescue this piece of statuary. It brings me a real sense of calm when I am weary of everyday rhetoric. It offers me peace and serenity, where there was none. It will be at my house for many years to come. This time... appreciated and loved. Here are some photos of the other cherubs I've seen around town. And one Angel. You can click on them for a closer look. ENJOY! Have you ever found a hidden treasure in your yard or at your house? Share your story in my comment section. I'll see you back here on the 23rd with a new blog post.