“Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift…” — J. R. R. Tolkien “It’s not real belief if you don’t feel it in your heart. You can’t see Christmas magic, you have to feel it.” — Snowflake, elfontheshelf.com * * * Chippy takes to the skies in his ELF Air plane in … More ELF Air Winner
“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.” — Kate DiCamillo “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope * * … More Storytime Enchantment
“Magic is seeing wonder in nature’s every little thing, seeing how wonderful the fireflies are and how magical are the dragonflies.” — Ama H. Vanniarchchy * * * Painted Skimmer Dragonfly — Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2018
“And suddenly you know… It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” — Meister Eckhart * * * Fresh Start — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” — W.B. Yeats * * * Blossoms of Queen Anne’s Lace grace the summer field along with Black-Eyed Susans. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015
or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.” — William Bernbach * * * Boy playing with home made toy in a Maasai enkang or family village, Tanzania. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2011.
“The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…” ― Vera Nazarian Crack open your own gift of holiday joy! Click here to see how. Photo credit, Mary O’Connor © 2013
Figurative artist Lance Blum paints symbolic images to represent life as a magical journey. For me, the reflection of the trees, dancing in the night to the tune of the wind beneath the light of the stars and the moon, sets my imagination free. It is then that I see with more than my eyes and … More The trees only dance at night