Garden Gnome-Bev York

This jovial little garden gnome isn’t the kind of lawn ornament to hang around in the yard all day – in fact, he’s just been returned home from an 8 month trek across North America.

When Bev York noticed that the gnome was missing from her Victoria’s Highlands property in British Columbia late in 2015, she figured it had just been misplaced or stolen.

Then on July 25th, 2016, the statue reappeared once more on her front lawn in a plastic bag tied to the gate with a hardcover photo book of the newly-dubbed “Leopold”.

“Hi, my name is Leopold the traveling gnome,” read the first page of the book. “One morning back on December ’15, I saw a motorhome toddle along Finlayson Arm Road and I thought to myself, ‘There’s got to be more to life than standing knee-deep in rainwater, being peed on by neighborhood dogs and staring at the same view every single day.”


Leopold Pages-Bev York


The photos document Leopold traveling from the Grand Canyon, to Route 66, to what appears to be the beaches of San Ignacio, Mexico.


Leopold Page-Bev York


He also can be seen enjoying a margarita or two.


Leopold Margarita-Bev York


On the last page of the book is an inscription that Bev took to heart: “Hope you enjoyed my album. Sorry I disappeared for so long, and remember: adventure before dementia.”

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The gardener couldn’t help but laugh as she browsed through the album, declaring that the prank was in very good taste. Wherever the anonymous travelers are, she would like to thank them for the gift and – next time they embark on an adventure – should bring her instead.

Let Leopold Travel The Internet Too – Click To Share With Your Friends (Photos by Bev York)

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