Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, January 15, 2016

Good Fences and the Occasional Urban Elf

First on the topic of

an artsy fence around town-



Urban Elves
Do they really exist?

This is a true story.  Read on, I shall explain.

Around here a good many folk, especially munchkins say, yes!

Not that they've actually all met one yet, but they've gotten replies to their little notes ..... and witnessed little footprints. 

Along the walking path around Lake Harriet a legend lives on.  It's not just another fairy tale, but rather an epic folklore connected to something we've come to know not by sight, but from one Mr. Little Guy's spirited nature.

Proof of existence here.  
Watch the videos and an exclusive interview 
on his own site.

And where do they usually reside?

Possibly around here!

But what do they look like?

I'm sure they don't appear anything like a Scarecrow with pink bunny ears- like the one that lives here, all year long. 


"I do believe in an everyday sort of magic

The inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience

with places, people, works of art and the like;

the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity;

the whispered voice, the hidden presence; 

when we think we are alone."
Charles de Lint

"The few wonders of the world only exist
while there are those with the sight
to see them."
Charles de Lint

The sight of your comments here make my day so much brighter!
Enjoy your day, thanks for stopping in.


The Silver Fox said...

A great mix of photos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the wreath on the fence, very pretty. I would like to meet an urban elf on my walking path! Cute post and images. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Christine said...

The fence and wreath are just woodland wonderful! I think perhaps the Elf has leprechaun relatives on this side of the Atlantic!!
I love that wee church with its red door.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

I love this. I don't know how you put some of your posts together - just amazing, and invariably FUN. You know, of course, that over here we put all the little magical people into public ownership half a century ago? Yes, we have a National Elf Service...

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) It's always a delight to visit you when there are so many magical things to see.Great fence find, sculptures and little guy and friends. Love the misty field in your last picture.
Enjoy your weekend!:)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

yeah...a couple gnomes

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I do love the little elf!

Elephant's Child said...

I need to read Charles de Lindt again. Thank you for the reminder.

Debbie said...

some really good finds. i like the first one very much, the fence with the wreath!!! i am so fond of gnomes!!

TexWisGirl said...

yes, you keep elves all around you. :)

i like that fence and big wreath, too!

Jeanie said...

That's a VERY artsy (and pretty) fence! And lots of fun stuff! Thanks for popping by the Gypsy! Always fun to see you. I'm hoping to get into your old stomping grounds of Mason this weekend to see the re-opened Keans. Which actually re-opened before Christmas but I'm slow.

Gail said...

Wonderful pictures and what a sweet little face...through the chair.

Lois said...

What a fun post Karen! The little chapel with the red door really caught my eye. I would love to see inside!

Cloudia said...

Nice cherry stem cloud among other delights

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the simplicity of that huge wreath!

Rhapsody said...

One have to believe in something, why not magic, it makes the heart tingles and the heart race with joys and endless possibilities.


Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Was that a troll?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Elves lives!


RedPat said...

Love the first fence and that spoon - Oldenburg?

Anonymous said...

Karen, your creativity is a wonderful thing. I thoroughly enjoy each post. Thank you for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I believe in magic! And I'd love to see an urban elf. But I'll settle for your story and it's beautiful illustrations for now! Thank you.