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“Garden Spirits”


Description from Elis Mom: Some people say Halloween is about all things spooky and scary. I don't always think that's true...Halloween can be all about magic and mystery too! Let me tell you!
I was sitting out in the front yard with the pups and my sweetie just before dusk this evening. As we chatted about the day, I kept seeing something hovering around the plumbago....Just a shadow, really. At first there was only one, but eventually there were five or six, maybe more. All hovering around, occasionally alighting on a branch(you could see the bough bend), or flitting out to the middle of the yard, then back to the bush. I was fascinated! What could they be? Too big to be one of the many big Brumble bees that frequent the yard(and yes, we have names for most of them!). Not the right shape to be a moth. Smaller than a humming bird, but a similar shape. I could see the wings beating. What could they be? Spirits? Fairies? I don't know. I was reluctant to get up and get a closer look, lest they be frightened away, so I sat and watched in amazement until the sun went down...then they just disappeared!


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  1. ShadyGlade Girl
    ShadyGlade Girl says:

    Fairies that peep out from the flowers! I love it! This is a great pick and it went into my faves!

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I do love this story. Will have to come back and read it again. Your pick is so pretty.

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    A fave for me as well, love your story, my idea about Halloween is very much the same :D

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful! What a magical experience!

  5. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    Lovely story and a beautiful pick to match!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Great story! Beautiful pick!

  7. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love it! Gorgeous pick, Susie!

  8. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Great pick to honor those sweet little winged creatures!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Thank you Susie, I agree with your thoughts of Halloween. A lovely and ethereal pick for your mysterious encounter! :-)

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you, Mary! And everyone else!

    I try to see the magic in every day, tho it sometimes escapes me….I haven’t seen those mystery creatures since, but I am happy to have seen them!

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    What a beautiful story! I love the elements you’ve combined, they really bring the story to life.

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