Thursday, July 8, 2010

26 Letters +3 to be grateful for...... part 7

grateful for


         green, thick, lush, freshly cut grass. I love the way it feels on my bare feet. The way it smells just after it has rained, all covered in the morning dew. The way my dogs roll on it to scratch their backs or dry off after I get them wet with the hose.

      I don't play, but whacking the heck out of a little white ball is really fun. My dad got my daughter a real junior set of clubs for her 4th birthday. It was fantastic, they went out front and he showed her how to hit the ball. she is pretty good to, she is perfecting her game on the Wii....LOL

when I think of them I think of the creepy garden statues that I want to kick. then i think of the cartoon the Littles they remind me of gnomes...LOL and for those who played Dungeons & Dragons I think of them because I lived with friends who played that game for days on end...


The word comes from Renaissance Latin gnomus, which first appears in the works of 16th Century Swiss alchemist Paracelsus. He is perhaps deriving the term from Latin gēnomos (itself representing a Greek γη-νομος, literally "earth-dweller". In this case, the omission of the ē is, as the OED calls it, a blunder. Alternatively, the term may be an original invention of Paracelsus.
Paracelsus uses Gnomi as a synonym of Pygmæi.[3], and classifies them as earth elementals. He describes them as two spans high, very reluctant to interact with humans, and able to move through solid earth as easily as humans move through air.[4][5]
The chthonic spirit has precedents in numerous ancient and medieval mythologies, often guarding mines and precious underground treasures, notably in the Germanic dwarves and the Greek Chalybes,Telchines or Dactyls.[2]

1 comment:

  1. Those statues aren't creepy, they are fashionable! Along with the flamingo, and jokey. I wonder why there aren't any female gnomes or jockeys as lawn decorations...