“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