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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #7078975

Hi folks. Yesterday, Mona stopped by my place and picked up Jerome2 (a smaller version of Jerome that had been in my garden all summer). Mona has friends for Jerome and the lads should be on the road again shortly.

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1017639/

Ann

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #7078979

And here's Mona holding him.

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MG99
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2009
5:26 AM

Post #7080178

Hooray! Let the fun begin!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

September 19, 2009
4:48 PM

Post #7081211

awwwww he's cute! I can see that he'll need a lot of blankies for protection!

I can hardly wait to see him! I hope it's before I lose all the flowers in my garden ^_^
We're only hosting for 3-4 days instead of 2 weeks, right?

~Susan~
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2009
8:39 PM

Post #7088650

Hi everyone,
Glad to hear this has been revived. It was discouraging for a while there. I just heard from Mona - she is ready to hand over the boys, so I am going to meet her Wednesday afternoon in downtown Ottawa. (With work schedules, that's the next feasible time for me to rendez-vous.) I'll give them the lightning tour and it'll be off to the next host. :-) Who's next after me?

Shannon
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2009
9:42 PM

Post #7088874

the first thing the boys did when they got to my home was try to eat all my tomatoes that I just picked out of the garden

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2009
9:49 PM

Post #7088903

since we had all that trouble with the last group I decided that it was appropriate to have RCMP boys to escort gnome jr. so now he will travel looking for his big brothers
with Bowinkle and miss winnie the bear

they all like the fresh seeds I told them it was not for eating

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2009
9:52 PM

Post #7088921

I told the boys that with all the trouble they caused in the house it was time to go outside to play

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2009
9:55 PM

Post #7088935

then I noticed that they liked the girls and they ran from spot to spot in the garden looking for the girls

but they found a praying budda and didnt know what to make of him since he didnt talk much

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2009
9:56 PM

Post #7088941

I have to go to my horticultural meeting and I have to find the boys since they are now somewhere in the house playing with my daughters they all decided to make a movie which will be posted on youtube tomorrow, so this all for now will post more later tonight

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2009
11:40 PM

Post #7089357

Nice to see some pics. Where and when are you and Shannon meeting? If it's feasible, I'll try to get there too for the send off and to meet Shannon.

Ann
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7089929

Hi Ann, I had proposed meeting at one of the properties whose gardens I maintain - not sure yet if it's a good location for Mona. We'll D-mail you! I am all over downtown throughout the course of a typical day.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #7090194

yup sent her the dmail it would be fun to get together and have a pick with the kids hahahahahah

they kept getting into trouble so in the garden we went they seemed to have fun exploring

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #7090195

decided to hide in the climbing beans

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #7090196

he really liked the lantana

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
2:52 AM

Post #7090202

decided to try praying again but still budda didnt answer

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #7090203

got bored of the budda and decided to visit with the lisianthus he like that much better

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #7090207

then noticed it came in different colors and started running from one to the other like the crazy kids they are

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #7090211

the girls decided to have some fun with the new commers

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #7090217

rosa and concetta my daughters took the boys and girl around the property and show them around

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #7090223

the girls had a great time posing them here they are with my ceramic lighthouse

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:03 AM

Post #7090238

then it was off to the porch at the front door since they noticed the boys liking girls they found a couple for them

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:04 AM

Post #7090241

then they decided that sliding might be fun

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #7090248

then he decided to hide in the pot we had to look all over for him

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:08 AM

Post #7090258

then the mounties decided to use my rabbits for horses and ride them my daughters thought that was real funny

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #7090264

he thought this was a place to take a bath silly boy

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:12 AM

Post #7090279

then he noticed it was filled with rocks hahahah

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:14 AM

Post #7090288

playing with the rocks now

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:16 AM

Post #7090295

then they decided to visit with my cat started asking silly question like how many mice have you scared away today

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:19 AM

Post #7090308

they wanted to know what those round things are suppose to be
and the girls explained that they had made them using pie plates and color stones to help decorate the new garden

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #7090323

then it was off to the back little buggers took off again and started to climb trees it took a while to find them this is where we last saw them before they vamoused

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #7090333

ah ha we found them

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
3:26 AM

Post #7090336

then it was off to visit with the frogs they could not understand why one would not look at them the other would not listen and the last refused to talk to them

it was very confusing time with those frogs

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
1:02 PM

Post #7091268

good morning here are some pics these are from yesterday and last night

it seems that they just want to climb on everything now they are on the lighthouse overlooking the pool

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
1:03 PM

Post #7091280

also seem to be facinated with buddism hahahah

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
1:05 PM

Post #7091282

at least they appreciate fall flowers

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #7091293

my daughter suggested that maybe the boys would like this flower

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
1:08 PM

Post #7091296

it is almost impossible to keep them out of the seeds had to chase them away

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
1:09 PM

Post #7091302

here he is begging to come to my hort meeting did a good job I decided to take them with me

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #7091321

will post more later today now I actually have to get some stuff done

mona
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7093752

Well, the boys look like they're having the time of their lives with you Mona! A great story to go along with wonderful pictures and you have lovely gardens. Your daughters are just adorable!


Christine
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7093938

thank you tomorrow morning I will post more pics before I go to hand off the boys
did you notice they are RCMP to keep them safe hahahahahahah

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #7096636

Here are pics of the hand-off this afternoon when Shannon, Mona and I all got together in downtown Ottawa. Me on the left and Shannon on the right. The lads are in the bushes below.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #7096638

Me on the left and Mona on the right.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2009
7:23 PM

Post #7096644

The hand-off. Jerome2 all bubble-wrapped to protect him. Bowwinkle Mountie Moose and I don't remember the name of of the Mountie bear.

I think Mona has a few more pics that she'll add later, when she gets home, of their visit with her and I look forward to seeing Shannon's pics.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2009
9:53 PM

Post #7097128

You're fast, Ann! I just got home with the boys; there'll be a quick turn-around and then off to Sue (drivenbonkers).
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7097613

the bear is winnie for pooh bear and its a she
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7097621

bow-winkle

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #7097625

gerome Jr.

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7097629

and winnie

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #7097638

ok so that is it for me

time for you to take over

go girl
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2009
12:56 AM

Post #7097675

The mountiesare doing a great job protecting gerome. Love all the garden ornaments.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
3:28 AM

Post #7098244

He's actually Jerome if he's Jr. LOL. Hope they have a great trip.

Ann
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
12:23 PM

Post #7098905

sorry about the spelling ann not my strenght hahahahhah

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #7099091

Are you using Firefox as a browser (like Dave of DG suggests)? It's got a great built-in spell checker. I really miss it when I have to use IE on DH's laptop when we are travelling.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
1:49 PM

Post #7099152

explorer here dont like firefox
DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #7099244

My HP printer doesn't like Firefox either. Such a shame. Best Browser out there.
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #7101004

New thread here. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1041685/

It was great to meet you, Ann and Mona!

I'm handing over the gnomes to Sue (drivenbonkers) in Kanata tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully they'll get out of Ontario long before the snow flies ...


Shannon

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #7144479

Any further word on their adventures?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 7, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #7144501

Yippee..won't be alone for Thanksgiving..guess who arrived last night...I'm thrilled...last time they were here for a visit I had 5' of snow and it was Christmas...wow, any longer visiting the world and they'd be back in snow...

Will start our adventures and post photo's
drivenbonkers
Perth,, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #7144637

I feel I owe an explanation to all and apology to weslemkoon..

I already had the lads way too long, and I wanted to send them off last Wednesday.

I realized when I got to the post office, that weslemkoon WAS next on the list, but did not have a name listed for the address. ... I dmailed Thursday a.m. asking for a name.

I'm sorry weslemkoon, I skipped you.

In the interest of getting them shipped off sooner rather than later, I sent them off to BettyPauze in Thursday's post,.


Sue

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 7, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #7145556

If you'd like, I could ship them off to Weslemkoon once they've spent Thanksgiving with me if you wish then we'd be back on track?????

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7146410

Sue - any progress on fixing your computer so that we can see pics of their visit with you?

My fault that there wasn't a name for weslemkoon. But according to the last list (they've changed often) that I had in my computer, it should have been

Bettypauze
ceedub
weslemkoon
MarilynneS

after drivenbonkers - or had it been changed again?

Ann

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

October 8, 2009
4:34 AM

Post #7146883

It's really going to take me a looooooooong time to catch up on the *Continuing Adventures of the Gnomes* but I really want to say how much I enjoyed looking at all the wonderful pictures here (lovely people and plants).

Mona I really, really enjoyed looking at your lisianthus! Years ago, when I lived up north, I was able to purchase a wonderful selection of the doubles every year but, sad to say, they are much more difficult to find down here. I usually can find at least one double every year but not the colour selection I was spoiled with before (will have to make a point of hunting them down elsewhere or head up north just to visit that amazing greenhouse again.
drivenbonkers
Perth,, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
12:27 PM

Post #7147419

I was going by the numbering hand written on the list? oops!

What's a trip without a detour, anyway? lol, that usually the norm for any trip I've taken...

Good news is the computer's back, (but the bad news is it appears that I've lost all my old photos...) and all the programs that WERE on the old computer...

I do have the chance that a talented IT genius will attempt data recovery (thank goodness for adult children and their equally brilliant friends)

The pics from the boy's visit are still on the camera, so I just need the time to get that organized, after the programs are reloaded... sometime this long weekend ; )

Oh, Betty, keep an eye out for the bear, he might be a little near-sighted...giggle!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #7147912

Sue, the printed list may have had changes that never made it to my computer; so it's likely correct for whatever reason, I no longer remember. But if they take a detour, so be it. I'm glad that your latest pics are still on the camera. Really sorry about any you've lost. Reminds us to make back-ups, I guess. I know it's time for me to do one.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 8, 2009
8:43 PM

Post #7148809

backup? I can barely get my system running smoothly... (and me, a former techie!)

siiiiiiiiigh well, hate to mini-chat and run, but I gotta get tons of work done...

~Susan~

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2009
9:29 PM

Post #7162376

Leave it to me to post photo's on the incorrect thread..guess I should have started a new one...

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