Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What's New at Mr. B's?

Gnomes continue to move to Dove Manor, as it seems the word is out that we're very inviting here at Mr. B's, as evidenced by the recent arrivals.  

Cheesehead gnome arrived at Christmas.

The Nilsson brothers, Olaf and Sven made themselves at home in my office.
This trio set took up residence in the hen 'n chicks planter.

I've been forcing bulbs and this 'Minerva' amaryllis and vintage pot of paper whites are the result.

The birds have been flocking to the feeders in near record numbers, and this video gives you an idea of the feeding frenzy that takes place each afternoon immediately after I refill the feeders.

Lastly, here are a couple of unusual color morphs seen at the feeders recently.

A hypermelanistic House Finch

The lovebird on the right has bright yellow "shoulders" and white wing tips.


  1. I love all of your gnomes. You really have some unique ones in your office and your garden. I wish more would show up here in my gnomedom.
    Becky Norris, Flea market Gardening

  2. Becky, at last count I have around 40 gnomes; some were gifts, but most were bought on clearance or at thrift stores; I seldom pay more than $15 for any single gnome. The most expensive ones are the Packers gnomes and they were Christmas gifts.