Gnome Man's Land 4AJP 0827091548

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    1. Patrick Feller 56 months ago | reply

      I'm not gnome for modesty, and would say something more, but there is a clear coneflict of interest.

    2. leslie.hawes [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      I'm not buyin' it.
      That gnome did NOT walk out there on his own.
      Somebody...I can't imagine who...took him out there, convinced the gnome to stand there and wait, while he got down on his belly in the parking lot and took his picture.
      It's a set-up shot.
      Or Photoshop.

    3. mathteacher... 56 months ago | reply

      Well....I'm on my belly laughing! This is totally it......

    4. Patrick Feller 56 months ago | reply

      Leslie, I never claimed that the gnome happened upon the scene while I was taking pictures of the traffic cones in the parking lot of the Shell service station, formerly a Texaco station.

      There is a gnome who has dwelled in my old Camry for some years now. He used to be on the dashboard, then by the rear window, then he sort of disappeared.

      When I saw that group of cones guarding the patch of wet concrete, I did a u-turn, screeched to a halt in the parking lot, searched through paint buckets and paint rollers and brushes and sample boards and whattheheckisthises and ohhereitisnowthatInolongerneedits until I found the gnome, asleep under the passenger seat, set him on the concrete, grabbed the shot, retrieved the gnome, and was gone before anyone needed the carwash, and before the gnome was even fully awake. He's actually rubbing sleep out of his eye with that left hand, I think.

      He's a ceramic gnome, so cannot qualify as a throwdown gnome, for his safety.

    5. smilla4 56 months ago | reply

      Heroic! Greetings from the Pinecone State!

    6. leslie.hawes [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      Love. It. Love. It. Love. It. :) :)

      particularly "ohhereitisnowthatInolongerneedits".

    7. SomeDriftwood 56 months ago | reply

      It was obviously a gnoman road.

    8. Patrick Feller 56 months ago | reply

      It would be truly ignominious behavior for me not to provide the conection to an inspirational cone photograph.

    9. SomeDriftwood 56 months ago | reply

      Hahahaha, fantastic group!

      .... I'm not sure I can cope with the winking green gnome on photostream though.

      I'm on the side of the red-hatted gnomes, see

    10. smilla4 56 months ago | reply

      Good luck AJP. They are very gnomadic and hard to find.

    11. Patrick Feller 56 months ago | reply

      the winking gnome is giving me a twitch...

    12. gneissgirl 56 months ago | reply

      Way too funny!

    13. photomajik 56 months ago | reply

      I just love this wonderfully creative shot and all the comments....LOL!!!! After a day like today I can really use this, thanks!

    14. SomeDriftwood 54 months ago | reply

      I put this in my 'shout out'.. hope that's OK.

    15. Patrick Feller 54 months ago | reply

      Of course it is okay. The gnome craves exposure.

    16. leslie.hawes [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      Check this out...
      Happy Halloween!

    17. alisonhulot 53 months ago | reply

      Seen in Carol's gallery! This is so great!

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