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Monday, June 16, 2008

A Fairy Story...

I saw a fairy today flying amongst the Hollyhocks.

Her beautiful blond hair was tied up with a blue string. She had a strawberry flower pinned in the back of her hair with a tiny pink bobby pin.

Her pet bee waited patiently in a flower collecting nectar for their supper.


The fairy was collecting the fragrance of the Hollyhocks to spread upon the wind.. She looked over and smiled at me so sweetly. I had seen her before when she had came to collect twine for her tiny house from my Morning Glories that grew on the porch. Her house was in the hollow limb of the 100 year old Maple tree in my back yard.



After she was done collecting the fragrance. I saw her land on the bee, she was using the silver webs from a spiders nest as a harness. She then yelled at the top of her tiny little lungs. Giddy up Marcia, my beautiful bumble bee we have sights to see. But before she left she took silver glitter out of her pocket and spread it on my porch.


I asked her why she would do that.
She smiled at me and said,
"Silver glitter attracts happiness."
And you have never minded that I took twine from your Morning Glories to fix my house.


So if you wake up someday and see silver glitter on your porch, just know that a fairy has come to call.


By Nita Barrow- Zimmerman

Dedicated to all the young at heart...





{I took all of these photos today. Please click on them to enlarge them.}

















21 comments:

Vickie said...

Fairies! You bring it to lfe with such imagination! I love coming her!!

Brenda said...

Maybe your fairy or one of her friends will visit here one day, our babies would love that.

Love the hollyhocks, they always remind me of my grandmother who grew them everywhere in her yard.

Donna said...

Ahhhh....How Wonderful!! Your pictures are Great!!! Thanks for the Beauty today sweetie!!hughugs

Laurie said...

Oh Nita,

These pictures of the Hollyhocks are just breathtaking. I love their randomness and openness the same way I love wild roses. They remind me of my own life, unstructured and happy to just be me (most times):) And your fairy story is perfect. I am going to sprinkle my grandsons silver glitter from time to time and tell him what it means. I will tell him it's from Nita!!! He loves nature like me, wonder where he gets that from:) I love your heart Nita, I know I say this a lot but I really mean it. Through your pain in this Season, your beauty always comes shining through. I want to give you the biggest HUGS and encourage you to love you as much as Jesus and I do. You are one of a kind!!! Have a silver sparkle day.

Love, Laurie in Ca.
PS. My wisteria did not get flowers this year again. **Sigh** Still a work in progress like everything else I guess.

Mimi said...

Nita,
you have a special knack for making things of nature come alive...you can write children's stories as well as adult stories...you should definitely be published...and your pictures are amazing too!!
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

hiddenart said...

I must go check my hollyhocks. BRB

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Nita. I love this story!! I love fairies and the lighthearted way about them....your hollyhocks are so beautiful ~ You are such a talented writer! xxoo, Dawn

Sally said...

Oh, what a neat story, I loved it. The pictures are awesome! ((HUGS))

The French Nest said...

Hi Nita,

Thank you so much for visiting - I've missed you!

Your photos are absolutely stunning, as are the hollyhocks in your garden.

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather!

Kate

Nonnie said...

i'll be checking my porch...would love a visit, but it might be a bit hot our way just now!....love the flowers and greenery...i LOVE morning glories, but we are unable to buy seeds here in arizona....would love to be sitting amongst your flowers sipping tea and watching for your friend.
hugs,
kimberly

Jann said...

Your photos are beautiful, Nita, as is your story. I love Hollyhocks and had them bloom in my garden last year. As I said before, I think you have a gift for storytelling, and I hope you keep a journal of all that you write. You have a beautiful soul.

The Artful Eye said...

Nita,
Wonderful story. I think I'll throw silver glitter on my front porch, why wait.

I love your flower photos!

Sending love and hugs.

xo Andrea

joan said...

Love your fairies and photos! Hope you are doing well Nita.

mon@rch said...

Wonderful and I just love your photos! Thanks for the smiles with this!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Laurie: I want you to create a blog. You have so much to give to others. You make my day everyday. I can see it being an inspirational one. Think about it.. and if you need help I could walk you through it.
Thank you for the wonderful comments you have left me. It makes me want to write even more.
Sending you lots of love, Nita

Treasure Barn said...

What a wonderful fun story. I love your imagination Nita. That is why you just have to write. This would be such a wonderful children's story.

I had many hollyhocks growing in my yard but I am so allergic...I break out in one BIG hive!

Pretty pictures. You sound much better today.
Hugs my friend
Patti

Mimi said...

Nita,
thank you for your kind comments on my blog today....
I am so thankful that in some small way I was instrumental in your decision to try church again...I am praying for you as you continue to seek and find the peace that only God can give...
prayers and hugs,
Mimi

Annette said...

I dont have those kind of flowers but I do have some I think the fairies would like, I'm going to be checking....I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way you write, what a gift! I hope your having a great day dear friend, your such a awesome person with so much love, you can tell in your writting. Keep an eye on those fairies and let them know they can come to my house as well, cause you and I are friends and they will be o.k. here!
Hug's to you always
Annette

A bird in the hand said...

That's such a charming story! I love it, Nita. Thank you for throwing around some fairy dust. xoxox

Debbie said...

Beautiful Nita....just beautiful!

SweetAnnee said...

Lovely HollyHocks Nita!!
deena

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