Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wildWilliam Butler Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Every great story seems to begin with a snakeNicholas Cage
Stay on the right path, even if you have to walk alone.Unknown
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.John Muir
Few humans see fairies or hear their music, but many find fairy rings of dark grass, scattered with toadstools, left by their dancing feet.July Allen, Fantasy Encyclopedia
You’ve changed. You’re daring. You’re different in the woods.The Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods
Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Animals, a challenge I can do from my very own backyard. Sometimes these creatures are just as entertaining and endearing to watch as the ones at the zoo. I could probably say the same about some of my neighbours.
In April and May, I shared a few of my critters: pretty dragonflies, a pretty territorial carpenter bee, lovebirds Mr & Mrs Cardinal, and the crew at Easter Brunch. Of course, there’s also the gang of squirrels who have terrorized my neighbourhood for years!
Earlier this year, I shared space with a confident bunny…
…who decided my lilac tree provided the best shade for an afternoon nap!
Every time I saw my bunny, I’d start singing Veggie Tales “Bunny Song” from the DVD, Rack, Shack & Benny! It’s a fun song, but also an ear worm! And here it goes again…
“Why is it that I can remember a cigarette ad jingle from 30 years ago, but I can’t remember what I just got up to do?”– Dad, Calvin and Hobbes
A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.Rachel Carson
We bought our humble abode twenty years ago this September, and that Fall Big Guy and I planted red tulip bulbs. The squirrels have tried really hard to decimate them, and they nearly did.
These hardy beauties fought back and are flourishing again.
They are a profound reminder that despite all the different seasons, the good and the bad, a little love can make things grow strong and beautiful.
Love is a flower that should never cease to grow. Nurture it and it will outlive you. Neglect it and it will wilt away and die.Suzy Kassem