362: Faces

Sgt. Gnome Lennon

This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is Faces.  This seems like a good time to share the assortment of gnomes and other creatures I have left over from this summer’s adventures.

The above gnome was one of my favorites.  I took many shots of this gnome.  Yet somehow I managed to keep the sign out of the shots and so, I’m unable to identify him.  You can find the list of gnomes here.  Anyone want to take a guess as to which one he is?  I could probably figure it out via the process of elimination if I had the time to sit down and go through the photos, naming the rest of the gnomes.  Alas, I am busy today and just can’t find the time to sort through them all.  There are days, and this is one of them, when I wish I had an assistant.


Rhodi was easy.  He has rhododendrons painted on his clothing and hat that gave away his name.

Ferguson Fergus Puck

And that could be none other than Ferguson Fergus Puck.  His good Scottish looks gave him away.

The raccoon is from Idlewild.  I’m not sure of his name.  He is, I think, the mascot for Raccoon Lagoon, the park’s kiddieland area that includes Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

What big teeth you have, Grandma!

The wolf is also from Idlewild.  He is the wolf of Little Red Riding Hood fame, and can be found in Storybook Land.

Upside down face

The bird above and those following are all from the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

I didn’t see many faces during today’s outdoor adventures.  It is rather still and quiet outside today.  The weather is best described as “eh.”  Cloudy with rare sunny spells with a high today in the upper 60s.  It is humid from the rains of the past day or so.

I didn’t take the camera with me on my walk this afternoon.  Probably because my mood can best be described as “eh.”  It’s that kind of day.

Bella, making her "eh" face.

One of my favorite faces in the whole wide world.

But after seeing that last face, I’m feeling pretty smiley now.  🙂


I have never been aware before how many faces there are.  There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

26 Comments on “362: Faces”

  1. LOL… Gotta love your moustachioed bird Robin… Hope you’re feeling slightly less “eh” tomorrow..

  2. “One of my favorite faces in the whole wide world” is a cutie. And Bella’s look is hysterical. I love cats! A great assortment of faces, Robin!

  3. ceceliafutch says:

    A wonderful assortment of faces you have here.

  4. They’re all so cute!
    I think Rhodi looks like Santa 🙂

  5. Christine Grote says:

    Perfect post for faces. I thought about rooting through my photos for animal faces. That’s what I’ll have to do unless I can come up with a better idea. Good job, as always.

  6. that’s quite a collection. love the bird with the moustache!

  7. Awwww, love Belle’s face the best.

  8. Kel says:

    uh oh
    is that cat looking at that bird !?!

    hope tomorrow is a better than ‘meh’ day

  9. Nothing like a sweet grandbaby face to make the day a little better!

  10. penpusherpen says:

    A Veritable feast of faces, Robin, and so many raise a smile. I love adoration to end with, simply magical… xPenx

  11. Robin, a great collection of faces, I can see why that little girl is your favorite. Adorable.

  12. eof737 says:

    Brilliant… I love them all and the little girl is so, so adorable. TY! 🙂

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