Monday, April 18, 2011

I couldn't resist begging hubby to pull over for this shot. We actually took a 10 minute detour just to snap it! This...in my book... is just one too many gnomes.



Still, in a very unexpected and fiercely terrible way ... they make me smile!

19 comments:

Liesl said...

I don't know what it is about gnomes,they do bring a smile....

Nancy said...

At least these seem to be somewhat vintage and cute in their own right -- some of the newer, cheaper gnomes made in China are atrocious!

Fun photos! I'm glad you took the time to snap them and share with us. :)

Joe said...

You're right...one is O.K. but this is a mob :).

Linda said...

I looks a bit like Snow White and the Dwarves gone wild!

ksdoolittle said...

Obviously, they make SOMEONE happy!! And it DID put a smile on your face, so they served their purpose. That's quite a collection! I'm glad you shared. ~karen

Evi said...

C'est vrai que les nains de jardin c'est typiquement suisse ou est-ce qu'on en trouve ailleur ?
Ils sont vraiment chou. Même que l'année passée à Bettmeralp à côté de la porte d'entrée de notre appartement il y en avait un qui nous faisait le doigt d'honneur chaque fois qu'on passait, euh, enfin il le faisait même quand nous ne passions pas :D
On trouvait ça totalement fou comme accueil pour le touriste! Typiquement valaisan je pense ?!

Allison said...

My sis-in-law just said (in French) that she once saw a gnome that was set in front of someone's front door and he was... flipping her off! :)

texwisgirl said...

ha ha! could you be made at a gnome that was flipping you off? i think not!

those are a bit of a crowd, but they're cute!

Out on the prairie said...

That is a few. They have pills to help with obsessions.Sometimes people keep getting someone the same gifts thinking they are helping with a collection, not an obsession.

Meg said...

The big one in the first shot? Kiiiinda creepy... But the others are still cute!

Naturedigital said...

I m glad he made the detour so we can admire those smiles.
Costas

Randy said...

Looks like a wild bunch to me. I do agree it really is alot.

Trisha said...

I can't help but laugh! I know I can carried away with things sometimes but...holy gnome batman!!

I don't blame you for going out of your way for those shots! :)

MaCoBra said...

Gnomes.. the hobby's of some people! I wish I invented them, I would be miljonaire!

Michael Rowland said...

I'd like to bring a gnome home,,,M

Halcyon said...

Goodness! One gnome is one too many in my book. This is really too much!!!

VP said...

Aren't those garden gnome liberationists still around? This should be a primary target for them!

Diana (Di) said...

Allison, they make me smile too. In fact, just last week I purchased my first gnome. He is bright in color and pushing a wheelbarrow, and each time I pass him I ask "how much work did you get done last night". :)
PS: Isn't it wonderful that we saw the same moon that night across the wide pond?

Neus said...

Great fairy family!!! Lol