Gnome, what are you doing in there?
Me? Oh, I’m enjoying myself. Enjoying myself immensely! I have the pleasure to be in Gourdtopia.
GOURDTOPIA? Whaddya talk? Gourdtopia?
Yes. Gourdtopia. It is a magical land behind Mary’s Garden, growing up against the playhouse.
Wow! That’s Cool! Has it always been there?
Oh no. It has never been here. It is not an ancient place. It is new. New, fresh and different. That might be why you don’t know about Gourdtopia. Let’s start at the very beginning, as it is the very best place to start…….
Yes, you see. Merely one-half of a year ago, as the winter solstice broke and the light began to renew, Gourdtopia was yet occupied by snow and bushes…
But the bushes were ragged and had become ugly. When spring came, the land was transformed. The bushes were removed, the fence was constructed, the seeds were planted and the strings were strung…
Gourdtopia was allowed to grow….
Indeed it was allowed to blossom.
Whoa! That’s awesome! So, you like it there?
Like it? Oh dear! Yes, I like it. I LOVE IT!
I love it here so much that I have become a Gourdtopian.
Whoa! No Way. That’s kinda freaky!
Oh, no. It’s not freaky. That’s not it. It just means that I am pulled to, indeed I can’t resist gazing up through the gourds….
I am entranced the by luminescent qualities of the of the gourds…
I am enticed by the beautiful blossoms….
I am energized by the vital pursuit as the gourds strive upward, always reaching their tentacles towards the sky….
I find the gourds to be endlessly fascinating. But it is not just me, you see. The other plants can feel the magic of the gourds as well. Why look at these sunflowers…
They face the gourds throughout the day. Entranced no doubt, as am I. Why, they wear a windswept expression of awe. Have you ever seen such a thing?
Whoa! Wow! This is powerful.
Oh yes! Powerful! And beautiful. Why look at the flowers who join the gourds…
Such delicate combinations of color
Such elegant shapes and textures.
Very nice. Very nice, indeed. And I see your little friends are checking it out too.
Oh yes. Stone Bunny, Stone Puppy and Stone Turtle were much intrigued by my tales of the magical energy of Gourdtopia, they wanted to join the fun as well…
Yes, Gourdtopia is a wonderful place.
Now, you must excuse me.
Please do return again. The blossoms will yield many gourds. I’m sure you will want to witness that. But now, I feel the gourds growing and I must focus on thier vital energy. Goodbye…
OH, Okay. Well, thanks Gnome. Thank you very much. I’ll let you get back to your trance. See you later.