A continuation of the story of Swain Woods and the Fairies.
Rose bloomed brightly, the youngest fairy, she had a glow all her own. Her cheeks were pink like they had been pinched by the morning dew or a blush from the sun. She was the artist of the three fairies, an artist in her soul. Creating beauty wherever she went, her hands just danced with delight. Rose could turn a piece of bark or a twig into something of beauty. Her baskets were used for storing their food and for capturing rainbows at the end of a rain storm. Those honored to receive a gift from Rose treasured each gift with great appreciation.
You have met Violet earlier in my story. Violet loved to dance in the woods, she would sway to the music coming from above for the birds sang a song just for her. She cared deeply for the woods, her sisters, and for Scamp. You could say she watched over them, just as big sisters do. She had a voice like honey poured from a pitcher warmed by the sun. She shared stories she remembered of their family long ago. She treasured the memories and being the oldest shared them most freely.
Scamp was the Wood Nymph living nearby. They say his name suited him well. His eyes twinkled with delight and laughter was often on his lips. He didn't miss a cup of tea or a song to dance by, for his heart was that of a happy soul. He learned the sounds of the birds nearby and sometimes when a human passed by they thought there were birds nearby. In some ways he was a trickster and those that knew him just delighted in being in his presence. His laughter was infectious and made each fairies heart to sing.
These are the stories of my fairy friends of Swain Woods.
There is one more episode to come next week as we travel with the fairies and dream.
Many things bring great delight to me: tea, gardens, flowers, outdoors, food, and friends that cross my path. These all make my heart sing with small chuckles, giggles, laughter, and tears. It is my desire to seek beauty all around me.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh A Fine Romance by Susan Branch Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allan The House at Riverton by Kate Morton The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto Tarnished Beauty by Cecilia Samartin The Time in Between by Maria Duenas The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley Broken Paradise by Cecilia Samartin Kindred Spirits by Sarah Strohmeyer A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White
Pray for Cancer Cure
Dear God, I pray for the cure of cancer. Amen In memory of dear friends: Adrienne and Linda