Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Roaming Gnome.

Meet Norman the Gnome. He hitched a ride in my suitcase up to Nome.

He knew I was going on a birdwatching tour and wanted to tag along. He met a few of the birders who were immediately charmed by his sparkling personality. One of the guides eagerly showed him a small flock of Red-necked Phalaropes.

And one of the birdwatchers was nice enough to allow him a head view to find Savannah Sparrows hidden in the shrubs.

For 4 days, he rode along, taking in the sights of the beautiful tundra while we bird watched.

He hoped to go fishing in town, but was disappointed to find that it wasn't allowed.

But he went to the beach and the local History Museum instead.

He felt fortunate for the opportunity to travel. How many gnomes can say they've been to Nome?


  1. Wow! I thought he was bigger. He's absolutely dwarfed by that gold-digging pan.

  2. This was great! Such a neat idea. I love gnomes : )

  3. Hillbilly Mom,

    He is a midget Gnome. He is definitely smaller than the garden gnomes. There are benefits to being tiny. He gets to travel and stay inside the house


    I was worried that I had the same idea as everyone else, but it looks like not many people head up to Nome as a destination (well, the iditarod is a big exception)but I decided it was my experience and took him nonetheless.