Thursday, November 6, 2008

Faerie Tale Friday

Still, and oh so still, one kitty sits in the garden -- waiting . . . watching . . . wondering what is afoot on this most delightful of Faerie Tale Fridays. With the crisping of leaves and the soughing of winds, the garden dances with fall's delights. A gentle stroll over crispy leaves and crunching twigs signals someone's afoot in the magical woods.

Alas, I've arrived but the faeries have flown. Only silent abodes meet my curious gaze. Pixie builders have scavenged the fall-littered hollows and gleaned the most inviting of mosses, barks, and fir cones with which to craft a hearth and home.


A few steps beyond lies another spritely cottage. Here too I meet silence, though the acorn-cupped tea set still sits table-top, while berries delicious have rolled 'cross the floor from the swiftly blown breeze of a hasty retreat.


Yet, I pause and I peer at the delicate work. Then I grin as I ponder a most wonderful wish -- oh how joyful to lay eyes upon a faerie housekeeper and her neighborhood friend. Just a glimpse, nothing more, only once to see the sight. Eyes pressed closed, wishes wished, I flash open my eyes and capture sight of two pretty, pretty faeries flashing impish grins at me.



Wide-eyed staring on my part, while most impolite, also causes the eyes to dry mercilessly. Nature forces me blink for refreshment and whence I open my batted lash I stand staring at a blue wildflower patch and wonder afresh whether the gentle blowing grasses tattle of the faerie's retreat or merely wave in the blustery laughter of Mother Nature at play with me.




PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

16 comments:

Janette said...

The pictures are beautiful- especially the last one of your two amazing flowers!

earthlingorgeous said...

Awwww I love the kitten looking and waiting! I also love the faeris they look so lovely! Nice photo story!

Earth

Becky said...

Ah I have missed your fairy tale Fridays. We have come upon some fairy houses in our neck of the woods too. Coincidence? I think not. ;-) I will post about it soon.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Wonderful photos and story :)
Happy friday!

Jo said...

Ah my beautiful, patient friend... you're always brimming over with fantastic words, plots, tales and glimpses into the magical world you call your own. You can't imagine how badly I've missed being here, reading your prose. *heaves a deep sigh* So good to be home.

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

Such beautiful pics! Love the story!

Cecily R said...

That little fairy house just brought back a flood of childhood memories....how I would have loved to come across that little treasure (or to create it myself)!

Love the pic of your beautiful girls...PSF PERFECTION!

CIELO said...

Your pictures, garden, kittie.... everything looks beautiful, but your two lovely fairies, ahhhh what a treasure from above!

Enjoy the day my sweet friend, and many blessings from above..

Hugs to you

cielo

Sharon said...

It has been too long since I have ventured your way!Neat post.And I love the pictures.:-)~Sharon

Ruth MacC said...

Thank for your encouraging visit Debby.
Whenever I see a photo posted of your daughter I still smile outside and laugh inside when I remember the video she made one night while in her bed, supposedly sleeping!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

adorable!!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

What a fun post. Love the imagination.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Wow, such stunning shots and color!

Mim said...

Thanks Debbie.
Beautiful post.
Thanks for your kind words.
Mim

Karen Deborah said...

awhhh good story!

noble pig said...

The girls are beautiful, as well as the words and other photos!