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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Just Fun

In the next neighborhood over, there's a family with young kids that have set up a little gnome abode at the base of a tree along the sidewalk. In October, they put out some mini Halloween decorations, and at Christmas, they had mini lights, a tiny tree, and an itty bitty wreath on the gnome's front door. The kids have painted rocks and placed them in the gnome's miniature woods. It's been a fun spot to visit when I'm on my walks.

Meanwhile, sometime last week, a very nice someone left two small, painted Valentine's rocks on our driveway. I decided to bring one of those rocks with me to place in the gnome's "yard" yesterday morning.

The new rock is the one with the red heart. I hope the children are as delighted as they've made me.


  1. That is so fun. If I had one of those in my neighborhood it might motivate me to get out and walk by there to see the latest. But as it is now, the outside just seems too cold to walk much. However, if I'd brave the cold and go for a walk outside, there may be a gnome house around the corner. But not today, it would just be covered with snow.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      This has been a highlight of my walks and has indeed gotten me out of the house on many mornings. But, like you said, once snow covers it all, it will be hard to motivate myself to go out. For today, I'm enjoying it.

  2. I've seen the gnome house and fairy house items for sale--I love it that your neighborhood kids are having fun with it. I can imagine their delight when something new is added and I'm sure they will get a kick out of the heart rock. My daughter would have loved that kind of thing when she was little but it came along a a little too late for her to start.

    1. Hi Kris,
      My daughters would have loved this too, when they were young. They built tiny fairy houses out of sticks and leaves, so I know this would have been a hit with them. At least I can enjoy what a neighbors children are doing.


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