"I myself have twelve hats and each one represents a different personailty" ~ Margaret Atwood

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The adventures of Georg

Does anyone else remember this?

I believe we used to watch it in German while living in Austria in the 90's, but I could be mistaken.  In any case, I found myself remembering this show, and that is how I came up with the hat this week.  But before we get into the hat, I have to give you a short (and related) backstory.  Sometime in the early 2000's, my family somehow came to be in possession of a lawn gnome.  He's small and simple and is carrying a pig in his arms.  We call him Georg (that's pronounced with a hard "G").  Sometimes, you go on a trip, and somehow Georg has ended up in your luggage.   

This first picture is actually from Georg's second trip to Europe, here, he is enjoying some delicious Austrian cuisine:

And here he is visiting the Eiffel Tower:
Now, I must tell you, Georg was travelling long before the Travelocity gnome.  We're pretty sure they got their idea from us (though we're not sure how, when we find out who spilled the beans *shakes fist*).   

This week, I was thinking about David the Gnome from the tv show, then I remembered Georg the gnome, and an amazing photoshoot was born.  The pictures look awesome this week thanks in part to my mother's beautiful garden, the contrast of the red hat against the lush green plants, and of course, Henry.

Who's that in the bird bath?

Henry just loves sitting in the dirt, in fact he started to laugh as soon as we sat him down:

Oh, is it unusual that I am sitting in this lush green paradise?

Loves nature (as a good gnome should).

I hope you all are enjoying the warmer weather, keep your eyes open for gnomes in your own gardens!  Remember, they're a little mischievous, but generally harmless.

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