Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!

gnomes love the little blooms, just their size

Last night, I heard the gnomes in my wild grove getting ready for their biggest celebration of the year - Earth Day.  Luckily we humans picked the same week - they had been celebrating spring for ages.  So both coincide and they are so happy we finally joined them!  It's a special reason to celebrate today after all of the much needed rain!
a Gnome Home entrance
I've noticed a couple of baby "chicks" missing, I'm sure the gnomes love these little plants too!
I just got a glimpse of this little purple hat disappearing, probably a teenager who stayed up too late!
Happy Spring!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Gnome Homes above downtown Granite Falls

Our family had a tour of the upstairs of the Second Time Around shop in downtown Granite Falls.  It's been virtually untouched for years and our imaginations are full of ideas for it's potential uses.  However, in the end we decided the price is too high and we'll have to leave it for the gnomes.  Surely they have moved in up there!
I didn't take a photo of the exterior that day, but this one shows part of the building on the far left, with the boarded up windows upstairs.  I think there would be river views from those windows but couldn't tell.
These are photos of the interior, obviously the space was always used for offices, and from the back it seems there were once two buildings combined into one.

The basement if also fascinating, especially this old sign painted onto the wall-
The main floor is a nicely remodeled space, but of course we like the older interesting stuff better!  If any of my readers are interested in this building contact me and I'll put you in touch with the seller.