Photographs and random musings from an artist living in the California mountains
Saturday, October 24, 2015
The Witches Tea Party
Welcome, glad you could come! Thanks to Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist for hosting the parties. To see the other witches party posts, click on the badge on the right. (And a big thank you to my husband, who did all the heavy lifting for this party).
Now, come in where it's warm!
A few witches are already here.
Some can tell your fortune! There's Miss Tabitha Twinkle...
And Miss Patience Crocker.
Miss Crocker and Miss Twinkle use crystal balls
...lots of them!
And for tea, there's...wait a minute. Where's the cake? I think someone is playing a little trick...
There, that's better. Spice cake with cream cheese frosting. There are cookies and candies, too.
Or perhaps some wine?
In the back garden there are caramel apples, chocolate cake and hot cocoa. It's lovely and warm in the garden, thanks to an enchantment.
Oh, I see the Blue Fae are here, they're fascinated with the crystal balls. I hope they don't get stuck inside one, it's so hard to get them out.
When the Blue Fae arrive it's a sure sign the time is right for flying!
Just let me collect my things...
There's my hat ~
And my boots ~
And my cloak and broom...and Max! I guess he feels like flying tonight, too.
There, all set. Let's FLY, sisters, and visit all the other parties!
Thank you for coming to my Witches Tea Party. I hope everyone has a magically happy Halloween!
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
Click to visit Big Bear
Lake Gregory, Crestline
Click to visit Crestline
Click to visit Lake Arrowhead
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 husband and our furry "children" in a beautiful, high altitude, California mountain forest where we enjoy daily visits from the little wild creatures. I love animals (you probably guessed), books, photography, tall trees, rain, snow, tea, the moon, creating all kinds of art...and, I'm proud to be a Crone ~ I never thought I'd make it!