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Whimsical Woods - Old log gnome homes, bird houses, bird feeders and more, handcrafted in Dungeness Valley, on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State. Check out our website: http://www.whimsicalwoods.net.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Sound of Music

Our little gnome friends need very little excuse to have a gathering for just about anything. A new baby, a bountiful harvest, new neighbors, a wedding, or the annual community meeting. With roots from Yugoslavia their music and dance are passed down and to this day, remain the same. Lots of beer, boot slapping, stomping hand clapping and yelling. The women dress up with all sorts of beautiful classic local flowers and berries. The men just show up! There are lots of handmade drums, bells and flutes with perhaps a rare harp or violin. Singing comes after a few beers and all get louder and faster as more beer is consumed. Singing and dance are a favorite gnome pass time. Pass around the beer and be assured all is going to be well.

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