I don't know if I'd ever be brave enough to summon Faeries, I would be afraid of offending them! I was watching the movie 'Fairy Tale, A True Story' and this chant is used by the two little girls. It's one of my favorite movies. If you haven't grown up so much that your inner child has died, and you haven't seen this movie, give it a try. Although, I can't imagine anyone whose inner child is alive and well hasn't already seen this movie....
(The picture is from the Internet, but I don't know who it belongs to).
I had stopped by Lake Gregory last week to see how Spring was coming along down at that elevation. Better than up here, but not by much.
Then I noticed the ducks looked a bit different. When I first glanced at them I thought they were just swimming around like they usually do. But then I noticed they were swimming in circles, and something even more odd...
They ALL had their beaks down in the water! I've never seen ducks do this before. It was so strange. I'm guessing that maybe some sort of bug had just hatched and was floating on the surface of the water, but I couldn't see anything. I drove slowly around the lake and every duck was doing the same thing.
I spotted this little guy (girl?) sitting in the sun on a branch of the Box Elder tree. I think this might be the earliest I've seen a Robin, but I can't remember for sure. But, Robins are always a welcome sight!
The new branches on the deciduous trees are greening up, and the tulip and daffodil shoots are taller than I've ever seen them at this time of year.
Though we've hardly had any winter I guess Spring must really be on her way.
And some other Wildings, big and little, who kindly share their forest with me:
Miss Sunni, a Grey Squirrel
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Mountain Lion
A Black Bear
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
Courage, dear heart ~ C.S. Lewis
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
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.
Where there is tea there is hope - Pinero
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Boulder Bay, Big Bear Lake
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Lake Gregory, Crestline
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Click to visit Lake Arrowhead
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"
A Favorite Quote
"I don't want life to imitate art; I want life to BE art." Carrie Fisher
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.