Friday, May 4, 2012


This probably sounds odd,
but that's never stopped me before,
this is one of my favorite parts
of my yard.

The inner little girl in me
has always imagined
it a haven
for fairies and gnomes.

If you look very closely,
can't you see them scampering up
and down the limbs and vines?

It seems to be their private
I've always wanted to sit under
these to daydream.
I just didn't want to disturb the fairies.
(fessing up...the real reason I don't sit there...wood ticks!)

After turning another year older,
I had a realization in viewing my special spot.
It seems to me to be a metaphor
for life.
Reaching.  Falling. Twisting.
Gnarly. Strong. Turning.
Aging. Flaking.

Enough of real life.
I'm out to chase fairies.
Enjoy YOUR day!


Gloria Hood said...

Hope you get touched with fairie dust today!

Paula said...

Yep I can see the faries just a swangin'. The wood ticks wouldn't dare bother them.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Jill, I love your enchanted fairyland... you and I would have soo much fun together... these are the spots I seek out, for the fairies, for peace of mind, for solitude and daydreaming... I wish I had a spot like that in my own yard... I am working at creating one... in the meantime, I go to the thicket down the lane to daydream... much love to you... enjoy your day amongst the sweet little fairies... xoxo Julie Marie

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am game for searching for the fairies! Don't be surprised to one day find me under the vines...always love to daydream.
Not to thrilled with wood ticks though.

Debbie said...

day dream's a wonderful spot!!

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. wood ticks. :)

Julie Marie said...

Hi again... I just re~posted a fairy poem I wrote several years ago... I posted it today just for YOU!... xoxo Julie Marie

Dianna said...

I've been reading about fairie gardens and fairie houses recently; making me think about trying my hand at them.

Good luck catching those fairies!

Jackie said...

Looks like a very cool places to dream up all kinds of stories and fairy happenings :)

Mike said...

Ticks. I found one on me while visiting my homeland. Home sweet home. ;)

Madi and Mom said...

Oh I 100% agree with you and I too would admire it from afar. I really don't like any kind of insect. Ticks and their diseases scare me to death.

I have a vivid imagination too and one of my favorite things to do is make up different scenarios "suppose this and that"!! Keeps us young
Hugs C

Lisa said...

I can see why it's your favorite - I love those vines! It does look like a fairy wonderland!

nanny said...

I love the childhood version....yes,I see them now! lol

Anonymous said...

Hehehe...Looks like a lovely place for the fairies :)
Have a lovely weekend!


Buttons said...

I love your metaphor. If I missed you getting another year older happy Birthday. I love anywhere there are trees and fairies no matter how old I get. :) Hug B

Ellie said...

That looks like a great place for fairies to live.

Susan said...

Yeah, I wouldn't sit under because of the bugs, but as a little girl I probably would have. Reality sucks!!
Go chase some fairies!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love hearing how you day dream! Enjoy your weekend!

Bonnie said...

Never underestimate fairies. They have a special place they stay in my yard. Bonnie

Lynne said...

Watch out for the tics . . .please don't sit in the vines . . . Just write about them and let us dream of fairies and gnomes . . . vet told me yesterday there used to be one or two tic varieties and now there are several . . . watch out for that black pooch of yours . . .

Chatty Crone said...

I like the little girl in you - I'm glad you let her out to play! sandie

Anonymous said...

You have an imagination like mine! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

It's fun letting that 'little-girl-inside' out to play isn't it.

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin'...have fun frolickin' with the fairies and gnomes!!! We all need to 'play' more!

God bless and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Nancy said...

I love how your mind works! :)

Rohrerbot said...

I agree...some parts of the garden are magical. Love that wild area in your garden. Beautiful!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Yes I could imagine the fairies hiding amongst the leaves and sliding down the branches. I'm sure that would be a wonderful spot to sit and dream.


At Home in English Valley said...

I like the way you think Jill...never give up your's what keeps you young at heart! Love, Penny

pembrokeshire lass said...

I'm sure fairies live there! You only have to look at the slides and swings! Have a great weekend. Joan

Anonymous said...

I love it, Jill! It's a perfect place for daydreaming!

Donna said...

Since I love looking for Angels, you find your fairies, I'll look for Angels, they're cousins after all!

It's lovely to have the inner girl inside of our grown bodies!

Blessings, dear friend,