Wood-Elves

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When I was a child, I would play wood-elves outside for hours.  We had a ring of box bushes that I would sit inside with my collie, Laddie.  He would sit solemnly, guarding me inside the ring, and I would pretend to be a wood-elf with all the rest of my imaginary wee folk with me.  I would find opened walnut shells on the ground; they were the elves’ beds.  I would sit very quietly, because everyone knows that elves can’t tolerate the noise of humans.  This picture, taken in Shenandoah National Park, is the closest I’ll get to being a wood-elf.  Due to the strangeness of angle and camera perspective, I look smaller and more diminutive of leg than usual.  But this makes me strangely happy.  🙂  Go figure.  Slainte, Lisa

 

Father and Son

 

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The father sits, close enough to help, but far enough to free

The son explores, tests, sees, hears, lives

The father watches and waits for the moments

The son asks, listens, loves

c2014 Lisa Lyons

I love, love, love this picture of my husband and son in Ireland when he was small.  So much in one image, so many good memories.  Enjoy your day today, and be blessed.  Lisa

A Tigger Kind of Day

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“I’m bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun,fun, fun, FUNNNNN….but the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I’m the only one!”  ~Tigger, from Winnie the Pooh fame.  I was rolling through my old pictures this morning, and I got stuck looking at our Disney World photos from two years ago.  What really struck me is how happy we all look in all the pictures, even though it was about 150 degrees farenheit in Florida all the time.  I have included our photos with good old Tigger.  What is amazing is how all of us still love that childhood feeling of wonder and imagination and excitement.  Part of you still says, “Look!  There’s Tigger!”  🙂  Have a bouncy fun kind of day.  Blessings, Lisa