Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Gnome for your Home

Is this not the sweetest gnome you have ever seen? This fellows name is Willy, so named and created by the students of East Ballard Elementary School, of which Audrey got to partake in. A couple of weeks ago was the premier of the garden gnomes being displayed at Reiman Gardens in Ames and Audrey and I went to see Willy and the rest of the gnomes created by other schools and clubs. We had a great time seeing all them and friends who were visiting as well.

The Ballard High School had Bordywicke. He's pretty great, too.

We saw this gnome which is said to be the largest concrete gnome. He didn't have a name when we saw him. What I loved were the names that each group named their gnomes: Wizzlepop Eugene, Archireimanwinkle by Architects Smith Metzger or RipVanArtWinkle by Mid Iowa Wood Carvers. But my favorite name was Twinkle Winkle Rootsmitten Shootsnoodle by the Roots and Shoots 4-H Club.
If you are near Ames, take time to wander through the beautiful gardens of Reiman Gardens and see the gnomes.

1 comment:

  1. The giant gnome doesn't have a name yet....because they want people to vote for it.
    Here's the link to vote for the potential name that you like:

    I actually voted a couple of days ago. :)


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