Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday Celebrating the Letter E


                                     today we are

                     CELEBRATING THE LETTER  "E"

                       " E " is for Elf  (plural elves)

An Elf does silly things....

but you'll never catch them when they do!

An elf - is a small and noble creature, dressed mostly in green, and are often mischievous and prone to be prankish.  They also have magical powers and move about secretly.

      Elves traditionally grow to 3 feet making them quite small, and they always carry a ladder.  But don't be fooled by their size; because they are enchanting little beings with great strength.  They have fat-round-little noses that tilt up at the ends, and their red hair is thick and they have smart-little-round brown eyes. 

Did you hear that?

You can call to them all day long, but you'll never see them!

...and although I'm sure you've heard this, Elves are not hired by Target

any elves there-are impostors!

They are, very clever and quite crafty!

One very good reason we can't ever see elves at work or play, is because they are very intelligent and humans just wouldn't understand some of the things they do. 

Like the photo above where an elf teaches a reindeer how to fly.

Mostly elves prefer to live below ground.  In underground caves, deep within hill mounds, inside trees, or barrows, and drains or cellars.  Of course elves are also busy working inside Santa's workshop.  Unless they are light elves (that you read about in storybooks) and they would rather live above ground in places like forests, woods, castle ruins and abandoned houses or people's barns, and they do meet mortals every now and then.

But if we were to peak inside of an Elf Village this is what we would find....

Lots of baking going on in an Elf Kitchen.

and then if we climb over a snow bank and dash into another woods

We'd see this sign outside the Elf School-House

Always remember.....

Elves cannot be sought out.


You can't ever marry an elf, unless you are an elf.

They learn how to be so smart in their classrooms.

and of course they learn the art of making toys.....

If only we could catch an elf hard at work this is what we'd see...

But, that will never happen don't you see...


Because Elves only come out at night and always keep to themselves.

If they are ever ready to appear, they will...but mostly they travel within their secret places that only appear on Elf  Maps...

google can't even find them.

I hope you enjoyed my tale about the noble and prankish Elf
which was originally told to me by another delightful creature

Mr. Mushroom-Gnome.....who is always willing to be seen.

Here he is hanging from our Christmas tree.....

and if you want to join in our classroom fun at Jenny's, Alphabe-Thursdays then please go here


Max Sartin said...

Thanks, those pictures brought a much needed smile to my face. cute little elves.

Vicki/Jake said...

Very Enlightening post!

Steph said...

I considered posting on elves as well.... Thinking of how they helped the shoemaker and of course Santa, and have since evolved into amazingly wise and beautiful creatures in Tolkien's Middle Earth (or is it the other way around). I didn't have all the insight and extremely rare (hard to get) photo images of them at work, school, and play, however. Great, Fun Post!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Elves are the perfect E word!!! Happy Holidays!!!

Diane said...

I love elves! I'm showing off mine this week for Alphabe-Thursday! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Enjoyed this a lot!

Judie said...

Karen, this post is a complete delight! I adore elves! There is one sitting in one of my oleander trees even as I type this! They keep children VERY good at Christmas!!


Andy said...

WoW! Who knew...a whole elf, flying, they'll be into elf stock market! (lol)
Awesome post!
Thanks for sharing & visiting. I appreciate the comment.

For ref:
Eleven Roses And You

Rek said...

Wow, a mighty tale you packed in with visual aids to boost the Elvish strength...BTW, how did you manage to catch so many of them in action...are you Santa yourself? :)

Leovi said...

These elves are very friendly. Nice pictures.

anitamombanita said...

Very fun post. For a minute I thought you were describing Mrs. Jenny... heehee. ;)

taylorsoutback said...

Clever little elves and so busy...your photos are delightful!

Lola said...

Superb post – so cute!

Many thanks for stopping by.

Have a great week & look forward to *seeing* you again soon!

Bethe77 said...

I need to come play here. Or at least hire these adorable little elves to come wrap for me. What a fun and great post. Made me laugh.
Im thinking they are all busy somewhere and need to come here fast and ehlp me.
Have a wonderful day.

Riet said...

What a lovely post. I love elves.

EG Wow said...

Excellent E post and perfect for the season!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

haha!! karen!! you as cwazy as those little elves!! teaching a reindeer to fly?? i think it's the other way around! or is it? i guess we'll never know!! what a fun post!! long live the elves!

Anonymous said...

Surely a perfect piece of writing! We've book marked it and sent it out to all of my friends since I know they'll be intrigued, thank you very much!
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jeannette said...

I'm sure Google can't find these elves!

JJ said...

Karen: It appears you have some Christmas Holiday spirit. Good for you!

Jann Olson said...

Mr. Mushroom is so cute! I love all of your little tidbits about elves. Such valuable information. Thanks for being so unsELFish and sharing this with us. Great Christmas E word!

Jenny said...

Elves are absolutely enchanting!!!

Great job!!!