Elephants and a Christmas nutcracker

I’ve posted this house previously. I like their elephants. Now they have added a nutcracker, Christmas wreath and a little horse and carriage. As I search through my old posts I see that someone at this house decorates for the seasons. How fun!

You can see we don’t have any snow. And I didn’t realize how green our grass still is until I looked at this photo.

Here is what I wrote on on Oct. 28:

I first posted a photo of this Mansion with the elephants in Aug. of 2010. At that time I wrote:

These elephants welcome visitors to this Congdon home on East Third Street. Elephants are symbols of prosperity, wealth, good luck, strength and power. It also represents perseverance, in that it is an extremely hard working animal. Some worship the elephant so much as to make it their national symbol, such as Thailand. Elephants are also seen as symbols of wisdom and dignity, because of their incredible intelligence and very long life span. In Christian symbolism  the elephant is an icon of temperance, patience, and chastity.

Of course in the United State they are associated with the Republican Party.

Learn more about elephant symbolism here and here.

Bright yellow tree

I liked the yellow color of these leaves and was surprised that they were still on the tree. At first I thought that a photo of it wouldn’t work within the City Daily Photo project’s guidelines ( The theme is your city only.
The published photo should be about your city, ideally a photo that couldn’t be taken anywhere else. Try to avoid posting pets, flowers, etc. for you can find them everywhere. Instead, try to show you visitors the most interesting parts of your city.) because nothing distinguished it as being in Duluth, but of course the Nordic Waste garbage cans give away the city’s location.