Friday, May 1, 2009

Where in the World is Bilbo: Boise, Idaho

Bilbo arrived in the Potato State yesterday. His journey began in Alabama with the Dirt Princess. This last trip brought him all the way from Ginger in Mississippi.

Bilbo was taken on a whirlwind tour of Boise which included viewing the downtown area.



He also visited the Boise River.





And of course a visit to the Botanical Gardens. He is a Garden Gnome after all.

















Here he is in our front garden. Can you see him?



He's there, alongside one of the garden signs my cousin François sent to us from France.



He even made some new friends during his visit.
Of course Boisians and Idahoans in general, are very friendly people.
(You can see more of his new friends antics here.)




And here he is with yours truly.







Where will Bilbo travel next? We'll find out soon!

Leave a comment if you would like to participate (see rules below). I'll be randomly choosing the next player.

Have fun and DON'T forget to copy the rules into your post when you receive Bilbo.


RULES
#1) COPY & PASTE these rules into your post on Bilbo if you receive him. The post must be titled WHERE IN THE WORLD IS BILBO: (your city). If everyone copies the rules, then the person you send it to will know what to do. If each post is titled the same, we can keep track of Bilbo and follow him on his adventure. PLEASE do not forget to copy and paste these rules into your post if you receive Bilbo.
#2) In order to participate you MUST leave a comment on the post about Bilbo with the blogger that has him. That blogger will draw names from the people who left comments on that post. Once the winner is selected Bilbo will be on his way to see your garden.
#3) When you receive Bilbo please take a photo (or photos) of him in your garden as well as a photo of yourself with Bilbo.
#4) Rules are linked to http://northmobilegardensociety.blogspot.com/ . Please leave a comment on The Dirt Princess' page so she can keep track of him and let other bloggers know where Bilbo is, and post where bloggers can see his latest travel.
#5) Please try to get Bilbo out the door as quickly as you possibly can. If at all possible please try not to keep him more than 7 days. We want to get him to as many places as we can in 6 months.
#6) Bilbo will travel for 6 months, April 21, 2009- October 21, 2009. If you have Bilbo at the end of this 6 month time frame, you will ship him back to the Dirt Princess at http://northmobilegardensociety.blogspot.com/.
#7) When Bilbo arrives back with the Dirt Princess, there will be a great post letting everyone know where Bilbo has been, when he visited as well as links to the bloggers posts that had Bilbo.
#8) There will be a list enclosed with Bilbo for each blogger to sign once they receive Bilbo. That list will be sent back to the Dirt Princess.
#9) Should anyone have any questions please contact Dirt Princess at
http://northmobilegardensociety.blogspot.com/.
#10) The blogger that is has possession of Bilbo is responsible for shipping him to the next blogger. Please handle him with care. He is ceramic.
#11) Bilbo may be shipped to countries outside the United States. We want everyone to join in on the fun!
#12) If you would like to throw in a little something with Bilbo to ship the next blogger, please feel free. Add to the excitement. See what Bilbo brings you when he arrives at your door step.
Have fun and DON'T forget to copy the rules into your post when you receive Bilbo.

20 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

I cannot STOP laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! I LOVE it! Look at my little man....traveling around. I am so glad he has made new friends! He is pretty outgoing! The first shot it GREAT!!!!!!!!!! I am just speechless, and that is rare for me! Man I LOVE IT!

Ginger said...

Oh my gosh, this is soooo cute!!!!! Bilbo is being spoiled rotten in Idaho!!! LOVE his new friends the potato-heads!

Darla said...

Whoo Hooo!! He looks like the traveling is suiting him just fine!!!!! Great Post....

Smeagol said...

Bilbo,

Where is my preciousss??????????

Dirt Princess said...

Scott I love how you changed your name to Smeagol!! LOL!!! YOu are a trip! Victoria "Smeagol" is Ginger's husband...LOL!!! He doesn't qualify for the drawing! I can tell he wants Bilbo back

Becca's Dirt said...

Victoria - I am laughing so hard - I peed on myself. Your video is too cute. Bilbo went to some wonderful places. He is so lucky, the traveling fart. He looked real nice in your beautiful garden. You have made it hard for anyone to follow you. Oh well we'll do our best. Have a great weekend. PS don't draw my name. Bilbo does not need to come to lower Alabama.

Kim and Victoria said...

OK, Dirt Princess, Ginger, Becca's Dirt and "Smeagol". I've talked to Bilbo and he says he enjoyed his stay in Alabama and Mississippi but he's ready to see the world. So, on he'll go to visit someone else.

Seasonal Wisdom said...

Kim and Victoria: You are the ultimate Idaho spokespeople. I swear, I want to come visit you and I already live here. Thanks for making Boise look so pretty -- and give Bilbo a kiss. He's being a great sport, isn't he? Teresa

Dirt Princess said...

Hey your Bilbo "tag" is on my page if you want to copy it and add it to your page

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Is he strong enough to sail across the ocean to Malaysia?.... Will he be sick?... ~ Cheers ~ Bangchik

Candace said...

I love this! Since Bilbo already in Idaho, let's get him to Coeur d'Alene for a day trip on the Lake and a visit to The Coeur d'Alene Coop! www.thecoeurdalenecoop.blogspot.com. We'd love to entertain him.

Heather said...

Maybe a trip to Council, ID would be the next logical step. West Central Idaho is nice this time of year. He looks so happy in your neck of the woods. Great pics!

Prairie Chicken... said...

C'mon! Send Bilbo up to the Great White North! Canada rules eh?

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

He looks like he's having a great time there! We aren't too far away, and maybe he'd like to visit the Seattle area next.
The phlox and tulips are really pretty!

Teresa said...

My Himalayan Blue Poppy opened this morning. Blue and Gold go well together, don't you think?

The Plant Lady said...

Wow, this is really a wonderful idea!! I'd be honoured if Bilbo stopped off in Caledon (near Toronto) someday and had a look at my gardens...with all his experience he must be gathering much wisdom he could impart :)

Rosemary said...

LOL , great post. Bilbo is welcome to come to SW Ontario.

Bek said...

Your front yard looks gorgeous with all the blooms!! Boise looks like an interesting city to visit one day...

EB said...

Wow, your front garden looks breath-taking, like a drift of snow. Lovely!

Kathleen said...

How fun! I missed this post. Boise looks so pretty and CLEAN!!!! Great tour you gave Bilbo, I'm sure he was sad to leave your great hospitality.