Bilbo has arrived safe and sound to visit me here
at the Hocking Hills Garden in Scenic Ohio.
He looked a little weary from his travel from Alberta
Canada. Or was it from all of the high jinks he was into
while he was there? He gave our Tootsie a harrowing
time while visiting her. He thought he was all that.
Running around, chasing the ladies and even was
incarcerated while there. This guy is getting the big
head thinking he is a rock star instead of a rock
gardener. Who ever seen a playboy with a watering
can anyway? Get a grip Bilbo you are now in the woods
of Ohio not beautiful Ireland, Malaysia, Italy or Sweden.
When he arrived I put my foot down right off the bat.
”Bilbo you will toe the line here and we will not have
any of your playboy strutting conduct while you are here”.
”You are a roaming gardening gnome for pity sakes
not a roaming gigolo or jail bird.”
Well that little speech went right through one ear and
out the other. I might as well have been talking to my
flowers, at least they listen once in a while, well, maybe
not the Blue Japanese Wisteria that is trying my patience.
Stubborn, bloomless vine that it is.
He wanted to take right off and start looking around
but I knew he just wanted to check out to see what he
could get into before the ink was even dry on his
passport or postage stamps.
He wanted to go to see the natural parks around here
but I had a way to nip that in the bud until I felt up
to putting up with this little fella.
”Bilbo it is getting dark and they won’t let us in the
parks at dark”.
Did he believe me? No! He just laughed and said,
” ah, right” shaking his head at me.
Well I had that covered too.
So I got him into the car to show him the proof
and that I wasn’t lying through my teeth.
“What does that sign say Bilbo?”
”Forest closes at dark!!!! ”
”How in the world do they close a forest?”
”Well Bilbo I have been here 61 years and still
we haven’t been able to figure that one out”.
So he sighed and said, “Alrighty then”.
So we went back home and he decided he was too
tired anyway and would just go to bed and we could
start our tour another day.
We got his pillow out of his suitcase and the little
fella went right to sleep.
He was really plume tuckered out.
So everyone tune in later for the further adventures
of our dear little Traveling Gnome, Bilbo.
If anyone would like for Bilbo to visit them please
let me know. I just don’t know how long I will be able
to put up with this rowdy gnome. LOL!
Until Next Time,
Lona and Bilbo