Hey, how do you like my little friend? Isn't he super? My mom bought this for me so that I could put it out in the front part of my garden, but I didn't have the heart to keep him out there w. the harsh elements! His new job is to look smashing on my kitchen counter! I've always wanted to do the Amelie thing where I traveled everywhere w. my gnome and take pics of him in exotic locales....Too bad this one is so big!