Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Gnomes

I keep forgetting to take my camera with me so I am just going to share this without photos.

A few months ago I noticed a couple of gnomes that had been tied together with a shoelace and flung over the powerlines on Brunswick Rd, Mitcham. I had a bit of a laugh and forgot about it. It wasn't too much of a leap from tying shoes together and putting them over the powerlines to tying garden gnomes together and throwing them (right?).
A few weeks later I was with hubby in the car and I noticed a gnome taped to the train boom gate across Mitcham road. He's still there months later and goes up and down, up and down all day long.
Since then I have spotted a gnome sitting on top of the railway bridge over Cochrane st and one sitting in the Camera lense of the giant camera on top of Ted's Cameras on Maroohdah Hwy Ringwood.
I'm against vandalism but I have to admit that this gnome thing has really made me chuckle.
Has anyone else spotted any crazy gnomes?

* update * found this in Wiki. Apparently there is a Gnoming group in Mitcham and Blackburn. AHA~

9 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That's hilarious ... I'm going to head out and look for these poor garden adornments stuck in funny places. My boys will absolutely love a bit of gnome spotting. We have a health centre appointment soon, so I hope those gnomes are still on the wires.

And its good to hear of another blogger here in outer-suburbia! Maybe we will have to have a Mitcham blogmeet at Cafe Juniper. :)

A said...

Last check (yesterday) gnomes were still there!

Mitcham blogmeet = awesome!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Inaugural Mitcham Blogmeet it is then! Next week maybe?

A said...

Cool. I'll invite Nikkinoo who is also in Mitcham - do you know any other Mitcham bloggers?
What day is good for you? I don't have any plans for next week yet - pick a day!

A said...

BTW - my email :)
amandadotjanedotpeckatgmaildotcom

Hoppo Bumpo said...

The home PC is on the blink, but I hope e-mail this evening. Would love to meet Nikkinoo too. Sadly don't know any other Mitcham bloggers .... do you think there are many more of us? Will we have to make the numbers up with gnomes?!

A said...

I think we will be making our numbers up in gnomes..... but at least they'll be quiet! Next week some time it is. I'll see when Nikkinoo is free.

Anonymous said...

There are a LOT of gnomes around Mitcham now...

They made the second page of the Herald Sun!

Anonymous said...

Yeah i've been seeing them all over Mitcham and Vermont.
There's a couple on the Rangeview shops