Mystical and exotic, I find allure in the garden gnome. What kind of a person decides to host one on their lawn? Where do the ornaments go when missing? Do they have souls? Over a dozen of these creatures reside permanently on a precipice in upstate New York called Gnome Mountain [1208 Old NY-213 High Falls, New York].
The colorful instillation was debuted in April 2017 by artist Sam Tufnell. By day they are glow in the sunlight, at night they are illuminated with spotlight.
Beside them is the High Falls Emporium which houses a little sculpture garden and some local businesses.
Just minutes away is another gnome experience, one of the largest in world sits on the side of the road in Kerhonkson. Why they are here in Ulster County? I’m not sure. But I’m hoping they multiply.