Gnome Saying of the Day: "Look around you. There are many things to see, that some would say could never be. These things I know. It's true and I will tell you so. They are there to see, if you believe. Trolls and wizards and fairy kings, birds that talk and fish that sing. And if your heart is true, then you will find them, too. In every wish and dream and happy home, you will find a kingdom of the Gnomes. " Excerpt from David the Gnome
Gnome of the Day: Mannheim
I know what you're thinking, "isn't that the Travelocity gnome?" In fact this is his distant cousin Mannheim "Manny" who is also a travel expert. Manny is the Roaming gnome's cousin from Germany. Once and a while he will be a stand in for his cousin on the Travelocity commercials. He is much shorter than his cousin in real life but on the TV screen, height doesn't matter much. One day he would like to host his own traveling show about the gardens he has visited around the world. Right now he is living in my backyard but he won't be here for long. Every few months he packs up his things and hitch hikes to a new location he hasn't explored yet. He mentioned to me that he wanted head back to Germany next month to visit his parents. The last time he was home was 63 year ago.
Here he is practicing his TV hosting skills to prepare for his own show one day
He is using the bird feeder as a backdrop for a scene he is rehearsing for a clip of Aspen, Colorado
Gnome Lesson of the Day: Famous Gnomes through History
February 2011, the Touchstone Pictures movie Gnomeo and Juliet put gnomes front and center of the public eye