Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Faerie Houses

Faerie Tales

...Look for me where I am not,
And there you may find me…
On the leaf inside the rain drop,
Or… hidden in the tree.
I grow the wings for those who dare,
To step inside my world,
And let the colors of the mind,
Become the story told.
I’m not the riddle veiled by words,
I’m what the dreams unveil…
I’m all the colors of the sun,
I am… a fairy tale.
~ Alexandra Garland

And as the season come and go,
Here's something you might like to know:
There are fairies everywhere
Under bushes, in the air,
Playing games just like you play,
Singing through their busy day.
So listen, touch, and look around --
In the air and on the ground.
And if you watch all nature's things,
You might just see a fairy's wing.

(Al fresco dining outside Faerie House #1)

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.

~ James M. Barrie, Peter Pan, Act I)

(The garden patch by Faerie House #1)

...because you see they live in nests on the tops of trees; and the mauve ones are boys and the white ones are girls, and the blue ones are just little sillies who are not sure what they are.

~ James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan, Chapter 17

(Faerie House # 2, made for the little boys who call it the "dinosaur cave.")

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

~ William Butler Yeats

The Faerie House construction crew

L-R: Anna, Cathy, Theresa


Linda Higgins said...

I just love make believe! Too bad we have to grow up huh. I am just happy to be able to re-live it through the thoughts and eyes of my little rascals now! sweet sweet sweet post and sweeter Faerie House construction crew!

Diana said...

Awww, I love the Faerie crew and their wonderful imagination. I have garden gnomes all over my yard, because you just never know!
You were just as creative as your girls were Lisa! Love Di ♥

Bia said...

oh my gosh . . . can i come play with your girls? with all boys, i miss that sweetness. this is the kind of thing my sister and i would do as little girls.

how precious!

GrandmaK said...

What fun!!! I remember building those houses when I was a kid!! Imaginations are wonderful things to cultivate!!! Thank you! CAthy

Aubrey said...

Oh, I LOVE it! :)