Monday, August 23, 2010


My sense of wonder never wavers.... A lady with whom I was riding in the
forest said to me that woods always
seemed to her to wait, as if the genii
who inhabit the wayfarer had passed onward;
a thought which poetry has celebrated in
the dance of the fairies, which breaks
off on the approach of human feet.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
If you see a tiny fairy,
Lying fast asleep
shut your eyes
and run away,
Do not stay to peak!
Do not tell
Or you'll break a faery spell.
~William Shakespeare~


Eve said...

Well that is just the sweetest!!! Don't tell Winslow!!!!

Kathy in KY said...

Oh, Julie - you cracked me up with this post - so cute and so funny all at the same time. I wonder what Winslow Homer is thinking in that first photo. Did he shut his eyes? Thanks for the late night chuckle. Take care, from KY.

Rural Rambler said...

Awww Julie, I love this. I really do! You would so fit in with us sittin' on the porch talking about "stuff". Maybe that little gnome needs some blog time, ya know, kinda like Suds :) You have me smiling as I type Julie. I bet you and Eve are way too much fun to be around when you are together!

Kim said...

Love it! Hopefully his purpose is to protect the girls!

Farm Girl said...

I love that, and I agree, in the forest I have often noticed the woods holding their breath until I am gone so it can go back to chattering and talking and telling its jokes and I have always thought that the magic folks come out to spend their time sitting in the flowers. Now I know it it true because you were able to get a picture. :)

Brenda's Arizona said...

Oooh, love the Emerson words!
And what a find!! Gotta love gnomes.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i loved this too...and i have never given little teddy a tomato...never thought of it...but i will...his favorite right now is watermelon and cherries...i bite off a piece of the pits for teddy...he also LOVES SAUSAGE !!! we bbqed some last night and he went CRAZY for some....and some he got !!!!

so good to see you at farmhouse, my friend

kary and little teddy

Sandy (miss Potter) said...

Hi Julie, must take a trip in the Maine to find the gnomes or it is the dog to easily uncover them?

Fantastic post, beautiful photos!!!

Thanks for the a treasure!!!


Rock River Stitches said...

Love your little sleeping gnome in the tree!


Pondside said...

Our Rosie knows where the gnomes are in our woods - but she won't tell us.

Jenny said...

Wonderful whimsical post Julie. Like PIx, you had me smiling at at this! (-:

Jorgelina said...

Love your little sleeping gnome.
Fantastic post.

Birgit said...

Looks like that little gnome found the perfect place for a nap. Too bad he underestimated how clever youre little Winslow Homer is.

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