Thursday, April 7, 2016

Garden Gnomes

It's a funny thing about gnomes:  either you like them or dislike them.  Some folks think they are plain ugly and do not appeal to them at all.  For other people, the gnome (any gnome, almost) bring out a smile if not a laugh.

Some time ago, my son and his wife gave me a Travelocity gnome for my garden.  I placed him in a small herb garden.

As with any Travelocity gnome, he was kidnapped.  He left his pointed cap in the drive way.  I have never seen or heard from him since his conspicuous departure.

My son and his wife found out about the disappearance of the gnome and they did not want me to be without the company of a garden gnome, so they presented me with another--a naked garden gnome.

I couldn't just set him out in the garden:  I had to dress him first.  I painted his coat green but he was not happy with that color.  I had to change it and used a more traditional color for a garden gnome.  I painted his coat blue;  I painted his pants brownish; and his hat red.

He was happy.  I was happy.  He laid himself down, crossed his legs, and started to read his garden book about planting flowers.  Good for him!

I had hoped that he would share that information with me but he just crinkled up his face and laughed.

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  1. Some garden gnomes are cute, but I have seen a few that were a bit scary. These are cute.

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  2. I'm pretty sure your first gnome walked out on his own. Lots of adventures to be had.

  3. Thank you for visiting. It's no telling what that gnome did.