Saturday, May 18, 2013
Some of you may not be familiar with my other blog. Yes, like a lot of you one blog just didn't seem like enough. This is probably one of the 10 signs you are addicted to blogging. Right up there with how you scribble down blog ideas when you're in a conversation and you sleep with a notebook a foot away from your head, just in case. Anyway, I wanted you to get a taste of what happens over on Define Inspiration; exploits in cooking, exercise, gardening and various other rants.
Perhaps, you are as behind the times as I am and are just now asking the question, “What is the deal with garden gnomes?” Let me say up front that I am solidly against too much yard art. An occasional tasteful piece is acceptable, but peppering the yard with tchotchke yard trinkets is just plain tacky.
Now that I’ve offended you, let me say that I am having a hard time adhering to my own stand on this issue. The problem manifested itself after I did some research on the “life and times” of the garden gnome and because recently, I have come across a plethora of hilarious pieces of yard art that I haven't been able to resist. Yes, I too am a tacky yard art owner.
As such, I thought I should become more knowledgeable about these decorative fine artworks. I visited the website Mental Floss to become educated on the history of the garden gnome and came across the following report.
At the risk of accidentally sounding biblical, we regret to report that gnomes have been banished from the garden. To be a bit more specific, gnome figurines, those whimsical, pointy-hatted denizens of home gardens and front lawns, have been banished from gardens entering England's famed Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.No!?
You won't believe the rest of this story. It has the makings of a good mystery novel with villains, victims, theft, kidnappings, death and more!