Friday, May 29, 2009

There's no place like Gnome

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 7:14 AM

I've been called out on my Hazards of Gardening: gnome issue, not from a gnome, but from a friend who thought that the gnomes in my life would take offense.

First, I didn't mean any offense to any garden gnomes that hang around my gardens. They are a part of them. They protect them. It's just that in my perpetually impatient state, I often don't have time for them. I wish I had more. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something.

Second, they are not all old. I actually have a few young garden gnomes that frequent my gardens.

Third, they don't all cough and wheeze. Sometimes they sneak up on my without a sound. They scare me sometimes because I didn't know they were there. I've taken to snapping my head around at the slightest bit of motion.

Fourth, most of the time they remain unseen.

Fifth, I often exaggerate for effect. But that is my prerogative.

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