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Her Neighbor Hated Her Dragon Nativity Scene. So She Got More Dragons.

A lesson in Christmastime neighborliness from South Louisiana.
Diana Rowland's Louisiana home's front lawn is decorated with five dragons—with six dragon heads between them.
Diana Rowland's Louisiana home's front lawn is decorated with five dragons—with six dragon heads between them.Diana Rowland

“We cannot have too many dragons,” said Diana Rowland.

Rowland is a Louisiana-based morgue-technician-turned-fantasy-writer who has celebrated the past four Halloween and Christmas holidays by artfully arranging inflatable dragons on her lawn. Her family’s collection has slowly grown: First, there was one purple and green creature sporting garlands on its neck, a Santa hat on its head, and bows covering its claws. Then it was joined by a large red and black one; together, they played Joseph and Mary. This year, Rowland added a two-headed breed to the mix. She had finally built the ultimate Dragon Nativity Scene.