Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Reluctant Eden

Black and White Wednesday
linking with Adrienne at My Memory Art

I had hoped to release the identities of my statues 
from last week today. Thanks for all of your fascinating guesses too.
But life and the lack of sunshine ruined my trip downtown to shoot pictures. 

So I hope you enjoy the beginnings 
of my own little Eden assembled under
 the guidance of my fairies and gnomes.

Just one of many plants waiting to be put outside.

Light shows shadow, but truth shows mysteries.

"And winter slumbering in the open air-
Wears on her smiling face a dream of Spring."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I thought 
the winds of March
would bring true spring.

Still, there's a certain picturesque quality within my gardens.  As if a subtle mystery of what is yet to come, toys with my senses with a hopeful wonder of which, my camera will soon share.

Tiny little fairies relax the tenseness of our minds.

Perhaps it's the gardens of our childhood that bring us back here, year after year?

Life is short, just ask any butterfly.


Rebecca said...

Love your gnomes and fairies. Very magical.

RedPat said...

Spring is late coming here! Maybe we need some fairies! ;-)

Tom said...

Life is short, just ask any butterfly. I need to remember this one. Thanks Tom The Backroads Traveller

Debbie said...

i would love to see this in color as well!!! looks like a fun one to make!!!

TexWisGirl said...

happy whimsy to you. :)

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Nice shots !! excellent beauty Tiny little fairies !!

abrianna said...

Wonderful whimsy!

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful series of BW shots ~ love the 'fairy garden' ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Cloudia said...

Edenic - then you end with a wallop of a statement! Thanks, K; I needed that!

Pauline Woodcock said...

There are always fairies in a garden, so pleased to meet yours. I love the shot of the lilies. The b&w makes them look to be made of bronze. More garden magic!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

What a magical post you have created! In black and white it seemed even more surreal and dreamlike.

Gail said...

Amazing photos!

I linked up with Black and White Wednesday, too. You have me looking at things differently. I'm old enough to remember when all pictures were black and white.

Anonymous said...

I have been feeling as anxious as the little gnomes look. So close to being warm enough to move plants and starts outdoors.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; Oh, great B.W pictures with your fairies and gnomes♡♡♡ So sorry for pasting but I loved to read your phrase "As if a subtle mystery of what is yet to come, toys with my senses with a hopeful wonder of which, my camera will soon share." For me not the garden but; After I started blogging I felt like 'wonder of camera' brought me lots of friends:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Jutta.K said...

I like the little gnomes :-)
your ictures in B/W are great.
The last photo is may favorite !
♥ly greetings from germany

Mildred said...

Such sweet pictures. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your little friends always make me smile, Karen.

Ella said...

I love your photos! All the enchantment and wonder is always amazing to see. I love to garden and I think I need to revisit those fairy gardening days~ Thank you for the inspiration!