Photographs and random musings from an artist living in the California mountains
Saturday, July 12, 2014
It's Tea Time
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"Oh, I say, March Hare, good to see you here! Have you seen Cheshire?
"Yes, White Rabbit, he's up in the trees. I've seen other magical folk, too."
"March, I hope the Fae Folk behave themselves. You know how they can be sometimes." "Oh, I don't know about that, WR. Some of them are quite charming."
"Well, we'd best get on. Tea party is waiting..."
"Hi, I'm Fay Bunn! Follow me, the rabbit always gets lost...'cause he won't listen to me."
"Hello, I'm Alice. What. You didn't know I'm actually a Faery? Well. I'm from Storyland, I can be anything I want to be. But as Alice, I'm 149 years old! Trust me, I look way better as a Faery. And, trust me on this, too: If something has a label that says 'Eat Me' or 'Drink Me' don't touch it! The tea party is just round there...but don't tell Fay you could find it without her. She has such fun at these parties."
"Right here, right this way! I'm sure the human will be along shortly."
Hey, I'm so glad you're here, welcome! I've lots of treats for you...
Lavender wine in Faery goblets...
Scrumptious lemon cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes with raspberry jam filling, a strawberry-mocha-chocolate cake, carrot cake (my favorite), two kinds of tea and delicious chocolates with a cream center.
Wait a minute...this teapot had chocolates all around it. Who...?
Fay!! "Well, you should have kept your eye on me, I mean them. You know I can't, I just can't, can't, can't resist chocolates!"
Well, I apologize. No chocolates. Who would like a cup of tea?
"ME! Fill 'er up, I wanna soak my paws. All this directing has given me sore tootsies!" (Don't worry, I washed the cup...now on with the party).
The roses are starting to sparkle...a sure sign that the evening faeries are around.
And it's getting dark. There goes little Fay, probably off to some other party.
Thank you so much for coming! A very happy unbirthday to everyone! Oh...I never did see the Mad Hatter, did you? Or the White Rabbit...
"I say, where is everyone? Oh my ears and whiskers, I'm late again!"
"Poor White Rabbit, he's always late. But, I'm sure Glenda the Good Witch will see that the little fellow gets his tea and cake! I know, different story. But hey, I'm La Luna...and perhaps other folk, too. Look up tonight...I'm full...and I shine the same light on each and every one of you."
And some other Wildings, big and little, who kindly share their forest with me:
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Young Steller's Jay
Common to high altitude forests all over the west
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Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~~ Albert Einstein
June Is Adopt a Cat Month
But, there are always strays who need a loving home - so don't shop, ADOPT! Click the photo for helpful tips on adopting.
If they breathe, they live. If they live, they feel. If they feel, they love. If they love, they are aware. If they are aware, they have a soul. ~ Williams
I love cats because I enjoy my home and, little by little, they become its visible soul ~ Jean Cocteau (That's Malcolm O'Mewy on the chair)
Feed the Hungry
I think we are bound to, and by, Nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought we know our fate is tied to the world around us. ~~ Alice Hoffman
What I'm Reading Now:
Give a Child a Book
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot
A person who collects or is fond of books. Also, a person who immediately feels safe, happy, even euphoric, when holding a favorite book.
Care for a cuppa?
Where there is tea there is hope - Pinero
Boulder Bay, Big Bear Lake
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Lake Gregory, Crestline
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A Favorite Quote
"I don't want life to imitate art; I want life to BE art." Carrie Fisher
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. ~ John Muir, from "The California Mountains"
I'm three-quarters Native American (Oglala Sioux and Cherokee), and one-quarter Northern Italian. I live in a little cottage with my furry "children" in a beautiful mountain forest where we enjoy daily visits from the little wild creatures. I love animals (you probably guessed), books, photography, tall trees, clear lakes, rain, snow, tea, the moon, and creating all kinds of art.