In Marrickville we love our garden statuary. Fedeterranean front gardens are sadly incomplete without a lion, cherub, Venus or Diana protecting the home. How these emus resting on a bed of pebbles quite fit in I really don't know, but I admire them whenever I pass. And I must admit I'm a traitor to the Fedeterranean tradition myself, as I bought this garden gnome at a garage sale on the weekend. I like him a lot but the problem is he just doesn't fit in with the other neighborhood statues. I hope he doesn't develop a complex.