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Ideas for decorating a hill?

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I'm looking for suggestions or ideas on how to decorate...well a hill!

In past years, we've used it to make a multi function "flowing" waterfall/stream, as well as pinned rope light into the hill to write "peace on earth" with a moving shooting star that sits on top of it.

I wanted to move some things around this year, because we have a couple new items and continue to grow our collection...but I simply can't think of anything else to do with the hill. I can't leave it bare, I know that! 

It's not terribly steep, but we do have a hard time keeping decorations from falling over on the hill in the wet, windy Indiana winter. 

Any other with hills? What have you done? 

Tia!

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Maybe some deer and trees? I do that on the back side of my property that's sloped. Kind of a forest setting.

What part of Indiana? I'm in Terre Haute

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