(at play) – we two are

she has made me a fairy like herself ….

weaving a jewel like Autumn crown …. so we two might run like the wind  … along side the falling leaves….oh how  I wish … these autumn queens might stay a bit longer before those last leaves fall ….

(glimpses) – the young artist

The young artist has been busy these last weeks …

 she has completed many works in this time

and would have done more …

… had her study schedule not returned so soon … I am hopeful she will have time soon to return to the workshop… where she has set up her studio …

for the time being  …  she remains elusive ….

(at play) – stone flowers and great dinosaurs

I can not say how long visiting the “dinosaur museum” has been on my child’s list … Our days speed faster than we know as we all grow older with our children….

I love how summer’s travels can lead us to unexpected places ….roads that lead us back to old friends  …  friends from other times when we were just young ourselves …


…. to stones that bloom eternally

 

 
…. and fragments that tell the story of what the hands of living and ancient people once did


 … life frozen still behind glass

and great dinosaurs in many shapes and sizes…

A young child turns her attention to the details of knowing , she takes notes and pictures … and dreams her dreams of ancient worlds…

Hope your summer travels have taken you to places still unknown, old and new …

(glimpses) – between raindrops

between the raindrops that tamed the heat wave


 and summer’s wild berries gathered along the way …

and the “bird berry preserves”  and mud cakes she made beneath the shade of the full maple leaves

and Mister One made his much anticipated return …

and our travels that saw a child age another year

plants are growing … summer is racing  towards autumn … wishing that your gardens are growing full and these long summer days are full of much time with good friends and family!!

(at play) – a welcome to summer

I might  need to find a shady spot as the sun grows ever stronger ….

but all the same, we welcome Summer and her beautiful long days and sunlight ….

I look today to see sunlight and shadows mix together in ever changing patterns to the wind’s mind

…maple leaves from a giant’s maple tree

how else could our days be filled with so much time and light …

while bright young eyes find wild berries growing hidden underneath their still younger little leaves …

though they are few still … they are found treasures all the same…

there is even time to find the smallest of fairy flowers …  Welcome Summer!