Monday, September 21, 2009

If a fairy went for a walk...

by June

She might tread lightly through a moss forest...

or climb a giant birch...

...or scramble over pebbles by the river.

She might hover and swoop over the riffles...

...then pause to admire the fall colors...

...and a bird's feather...

...and play things left behind by the elves.

Sunset would loom.

Sometimes it happens that we go out for a science walk, but we find ourselves borrowing a pair of wings and going instead on a flight of fancy. Yesterday, we explored our favorite woods, alongside our favorite river. With fairy wings, every familiar thing became magical.


The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I wish I was standing right smack dab in the middle of that last picture. Beautiful words...gorgeous photos.

Magnolia Handspun said...

That's it... I am moving in!

What captivating images you have taken.
Just magical.
The light and ambience is so enchanting.

June said...

Lisa: I wish I could lead you right to that place and moment. It was serenity itself.

Camilla: It was enchanting, but not nearly so much as your journey at Glacier. I am just in awe of the beauty you captured on your triumphant hike. It is so great to get out of ourselves and beyond our own fears.

Spring Lake Farm said... the perfect word!

How is the girls quest for a goat going?

gardenmama said...

So very, very beautiful June!
I completely relate to your descriptions of going out for a science walk and turning into fairies!

June said...

Spring Lake: Thank you for your kind words. The girls are still thinking of ways to entice their father into getting a goat at long last. They are ready to hay our meadow by themselves if it will seal the deal. But winter is coming (first frost two nights ago), so I'm thinking it will be another springtime decision. Sigh.

Gardenmama: Science and imagination are very good companions, don't you think? Lots of research always comes out of our fairy wandering. I see it is very much the same at your beautiful place in the world. Thanks for your kind words.

Quinn Lavigne said...

those pictures are so wonderful!!!!! i haven't been out there much! one the line of fairies, have u been out to mackworth island and visited the houses made by children lately? i havent been too recently, but the last time i was there, it was looking pretty good! good luck to the girls with that goat! i know their father.....haha!!!!!! hope it works for them!!!

Shari said...

I adore the photos and the little story as well. It reminded me of a children's book.

Sunita Mohan said...

How beautiful! There's such a dreamy air about all the photos that I almost feel that I'm half in it myself. Wonderful!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

That is the loveliest way for me to end my Monday..thanks for posting this..and your photos? Oh. so. perfect!

Wren said...

MOSS!! I want to lay in the moss!!! So wonderful I want to jump in the photos. Love the miniature trees too. My mom would pick these and make the most darling miniature woodland arrangements under glass. I may have to dig one out now...hmmm...

Stephanie said...

What a lovely post! Your favourite places are so beautiful too. Have another fairy walk day!

The Hip Homemaker said...

I was all about fairies when I was little. I found the best book when i was in highschool called Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book Loved it! Such great photos and story!

madrekarin said...

Beautiful images! You know you were probably being watched by tiny winged creatures as you walked through your forest. I'm sure they were happy you were there.

sarah said...

To get lost like a child does out in the woods with the tiny world below is so wonderful.

We used to go out and make little corals out of sticks with my Mom. She made us paths through her flowers and a special spot under the apple tree to play. Finding that magic outside feels so good. It is everywhere if we only look.
Lovely photos June!

JGH said...

I could ALMOST see the little fairy foot in the corner of that one photo!

Tricia Orchard said...

What a great post. Just the kind of thing my daughters like!


Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Lovely photographs... Not only the fairy will love such walk, it is the kind of thing I and Kakdah love too.... Who wouldn't?... ~bangchik and kakdah, Malaysia

Anonymous said...

What a lovely journey, thanks for letting us come along June!

I am glad that I am not the only one who could take endless pictures of moss. I wish I could have a moss carpeted home. Different varieties in each room!

Karen Sue said...

Very nice...very, very ...thanks

dig this chick said...

I loved LOVED getting lost in the woods when I was a kid. We lived north of Seattle and an old growth forest was my backyard (sadly, flattened for crummy homes now...) My brother and I would spend hours, days exploring and playing. Beautiful photos!

sarah in the woods said...

These are beautiful. The close-up lens is so fun.

Unknown said...

Breathtaking!! Wouldn't you just love to run through these pictures? Oh, I guess you did! How enchanting! You've been blessed!

Knittymama said...

Absolutely lovely!!!

farmama sara said...

What beautiful beautiful photographs these are!

Susan Moorhead said...

I would love to walk along with that fairy on such a walk!

Magnolia Handspun said...

June, I just nominated you for Kreativ Blogger Award, please go to my blog to pick it up.

Dawn Suzette said...

You captured me... lovely way to share your walk! Thank you!

A Friend Across the Miles said...

Thank you for the new perspective - I'm going to be looking at our walks in a whole new way.

ebp said...

I loved your post! I looked for fairies in the moss and imagined miniature worlds when I was a kid too.

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