Friday, August 17, 2007

Swept Away Into the Land of Willows

With the flourish of her hand and with the aid of a midnight chariot Geape, Princess Chorye swept Elfin Annie into an adventure. In the distance a stealthy herdsman approached cows and sheep.The brave young herdsman boldly gave chase gathering the herds into a circle. It seemed an odd activity and I asked the Princess why the young herdsman was chasing the animals. She said all young men did this to gain strength and agility so they would be able to catch the lady who had captured their eye.


Not far from the young herdsman, a sage crone gestured to her helpers. "Tell the young man to keep at it. The young ladies will want stout men of size and strength. Remind him that he has time to fulfill all of his dreams." And her eyes twinkled with memory.


At last, after soaring through gardens and exploring the wonders and possibilities of Holy Ground,


the Geape arrived at the home of Godmother Mary and after exploring to her heart's content, Elfin Annie was invited to the castle restoration of Dawter Ren-A.







The castle restoration was a walk into the past. Dawter Ren-A and her bondmate were taking a rundown and neglected house and resurrecting it to its former stateliness.


Within were found portraits of owners long gone or at play with their friends,





fanciful dolls made by Ren's sister, Den-Eaze,
sparkling ceilings,

evolving rooms,

and a history of the Princess's home far away.


Too soon the day ended and still there was the final visit to be made to the realm of Stella Shelley. Elfin Annie could hardly wait.

18 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Dawter Ren-A is a wee skilfull lass, as is her sister.

Loved it! More, more.

Julie

PEA said...

You're making me want to be swept away into the Land of Willows also:-) Such a magical tale....xox

MAHIMA said...

oh my!
you weave beautiful stories!

Tammy said...

That whole clan is amazing at creating comfort and love in their homes. Corey's home in France was in a magazine?

AnnieElf said...

Hi Tammy and just to clarify to anyone who wonders, the magazine cover is from the old and lamented Victoria Magazine which is not produced anymore. The article was of a former home of Corey's, not her present home. Annie

Bimbimbie said...

Loved the sage crone and herdsman *!*

Mary Timme said...

We had a color wash print on our walls in one place where we lived in the panhandle of Nebraska, out in the wild west, cowboys and sandhills part of the state. I love that particular one and even though I had no bed at this place and slept on the floor on a pad of blankets, I loved waking up to the ladies discussing with their hushed voices the important things of the day.

Okay, I made it up, but what fun!

AnnieElf said...

Mary - I loved your fantasy. Dreams CAN come true.

Lea said...

Oh Princess Elfin Annie... you too have touched down in the wonders of Willows... and sipped of the magic nectar of fair ladies and gents... where castles come to life and courage is a given... Thank you so for this ride into time out of time...

Kim said...

This was a great story Annie. I can hardly wait to hear about the realm of Stella Shelley. ;)

Naturegirl said...

It is clear that the light shining brightly within you is writing!
I enjoyed this adventure! hugs NG

Lee-ann said...

Be still my beating heart! please be still one day yes we will visit a home just like the one Annie takes us to.......her dream is mine too so please heart of mine, wait "just a little longer"

((smiles)) Lee-ann

vicci said...

Sounds so fun!!!!! Glad you are enjoying life! I have been away from the puter...doing "LIFE" things...XXOOO but had to catch up on my sisters in blogland! Miss you!

nonizamboni said...

I love how you've used the narrative to sweetly describe your wonderful experience. I could get lost in the adventure. Thanks for sharing!

miss*R said...

Annie, I loved reading this xo
Years ago my home was in a magazine here in Australia.. i have since moved but it is wonderful to look back on it..
maybe if you ever get to visit the Wilds of Woodford in the land Downunder... you can write a story for me!

Inspired Tokens said...

What wonderful stories you tell, I'm anxious for more....Alice

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Oh Annie!
Each photo has a hundred memories! i cannot wait to hear about Shelley!

turquoise cro said...

Phew! I enJOYed the tale of the herdsman the best, made me chuckle!!! I've done this same thing, rounding up cattle!!! Brought back memories! Thanks! How COOL that magazine is too! Where was it Corey lived, in Washington in the article??? Annie! Can't wait to hear more!!! hehe (((Annie))))