Friday, May 4, 2012

Where Fairies Dwell...


Fairies are such pretty things, with golden curls and shimmery wings... 'neath Bleeding Hearts she makes her home...

Yet sometimes feels the need to roam...

"This way!" Crow calls out to me...

'till trees...

and streams are all you see"...

Down the lane, around the bend... far beyond where sidewalks end...

A lilting laughter fills the air, must hurry now!... we're almost there... step softly on ivy~covered ground, careful not to make a sound... for if you do, she'll surely fly... above the trees in sunlit sky...

"She's somewhere near" Robin sings... "I heard the flutter of fairy wings"...

"Look through the hole in the ivy~covered tree...

where the apple blossoms perfume is Heavenly"...

With outstretched arms trees point the way...

Then under the arch where branches sway...

Amongst a bed of bark and green, she tries to keep from being seen... but fairies know when someones near, so quickly they will disappear...

And as I turned to walk away, I swear I heard the Robin say...

"This is a most enchanted place, protected by God's loving grace... so let her stay and rest a spell...

Amidst the thicket... where fairies dwell"... ~Julie Marie May 5, 2010


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lieutenant's Heart...


Welcoming May... to me, the most beautiful month of the year... and my birth~month as well... such a soft and gentle month as glorious Spring truly unfolds all of her enchantment before us... you know me... I am an incurable romantic... a very sentimental lady... that's why I love the old~fashioned names given to my favorite flowers... I believe I have told you before, I plant special flowers for my loved ones who have passed on... yet are always with me... in my thoughts and close inside my heart... one of my very favorite old~fashioned flowers is Bleeding Heart... but did you know it is also called Lieutenant's Heart?... it is... that is the old folklore name for it, as many say part of the flower resembles a beautiful lady... and a Lieutenant will always carry that beautiful lady close in his heart wherever he may be...

Although my daddy retired from the US Army as a Colonel... when he met my mama he was a Lieutenant stationed at Ft. Douglas, Utah as an MP ( Military Police) before he left to serve in WWII overseas... they said their goodbyes as he headed off to War... but my mama was always close by him... always in his heart...


So you see... my flowers carry alot of precious memories in their delicate little hearts...

Delicate... yet strong... just like the beautiful lady my daddy married before he went off to War...

A Lieutenant and his lady...

Always in my heart as well...

xoxo...  Julie Marie