Why we should love gnomes
or lawn gnomes add colour and life to any type of garden from a
perfectly manicured English garden to a wildly growing back yard.
They ward off thieves, protect the harvest, and are said to take
care of the whole household. It seems like a lot of responsibility
for a tiny statue, but then, they have a lot going for them. They
are a solid representation of a magical character.
artificial reproduction of a real garden gnome was made of terra
cotta around the mid 1800ís by Philipp Griebel in Germany. Today,
his great grandson Reinhard Griebel runs the one remaining workshop
as well as the gnome museum. These are the originals, but there are
many imitations all over the world.
men with their red caps with bent tips are still regarded as good
luck and are not only found in gardens but in the rafters of barns,
by swimming pools and other places where someone likes to see them
peaking around corners or over bushes.
Gnomes and fast food deliveries
Gnomes have more sense than us. They grow their own food whereas we humans have to have it brought to us by fast food delivery drivers. The streets are clogged up with young delivery people in cars and vans or on bikes mopeds or scooters, complaining loudly about the cost of their fast food delivery insurance, transporting takeaways like curries, burgers, kebabs and pizzas to humans who are too lazy to collect them themselves and would rather pay for them to be brought to them, half cold, by underpaid part time workers. How many of these are delivered to gnomes? Not a single one.
Garden gnomes have changed with the times and are made of plastic,
resin, ceramic and concrete. The traditional gnomes were less than
14 inches, but today they come is different sizes. There are also
many different types of gnomes to suit the personal style of the
owner. Gnomes on roller skates, motorcycles, holding mobile phones
and even wearing T-shirts from professional sports clubs can be
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