The Promise of Magic…

okay, im back to say that i had funn in the rain, totally on accident, yester, and Justine is to blame!

i had to catch a bus into the nearest town to seek out sketch paper to enter a local festival poster contest with the prize being $200 (fingers crossed!). i have walked past this hardware storefront many times, but never noticed before (YOU planted this seed!) that they too had a garden center. i had a tight schedule to meet or id be walking 10 miles back to the farm, but i only hesitated half a heartbeat…. becuz you promised i’d find ‘magic’ in there.
never before did i have so much funn, wonder & delight in 10 minutes (well- only 90% funn…. 5% of the missing funn was due to the fact that my camera battery was as dead as the Red Witch’s heart! 😥 )

i was able to make quite a few notes of craft ideas inspired in There for future funn & gifts to give, but was overwhelmed by the urgency with which i MUST return SOON & on a RAINY day….

becuz the rain droplets on the blooms were crystalline, vibrant & breath-taking!!

copyright 2014 by Violet Skye stock photo from my collection

copyright 2014 by Violet Skye
stock photo from my collection


the back half of this garden center apparently has no roof, i discovered, as i was greeted by a garden ‘gnome’ in a vest the color matching the storefront, and a tag with her name on it, to offer me an umbrella- “Seriously?! INSIDE?!” was my reply. “no thank you- i think id ❤ to venture IN, wthOUT!” the rain puddles were warm on my barefeet, and the droplets on my head were gentle & friendly. alas, i found no gargoyles of my own, but was more than pleased with my stolen craft ideas, and the anxious thought of the incredible photos i could also take, if i could return under the right conditions!
finally, i remembered my purpose for this journey into the Village, and turned to leave, when the same garden ‘gnome’ asked if i had found everything i needed. i told her i had only taken this unscheduled detour inside her garden, becuz of a story told to me by a Friend, but my real purpose was the special paper. to which she quickly replied, that if i followed her thru another door, she had exactly what i needed to fulfil my mission.

“Will the Wonders of this day never cease?!”

to me, “hardware” store = 2X4’s and paint and nails…. not ART DEPARTMENT! YEEHAW!!

this is where i found the OTHER 5% of the ‘missing’ funn that day…. they wanted almost $20 for the 16″x20″ paper required for the poster contest!! (if i had that kind of money, i wouldn’t NEED to enter the contest, now would i?!)

sigh…. 😥
i shall return, some RAINY day soon, with my camera, but sadly, not to enter a poster contest….


* i will add the word, “UPDATE:” to the title later, when the photos have been achieved *


The Groovi-est, Purple-Beaded, Ever-Laughin', Dukk-Lovin', Barefoot, Dirt-Farmin', Hippi Chikki that you'll ever have the Sublime Pleasure to get to know!

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4 comments on “The Promise of Magic…
  1. LOL, you make me giggle, by the way that rose is stuuning what an amazing colour?

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    • truly it is, right? ❤ PS- my "dewdrop rose" photos taken last summer are COMPLETELY UNALTERED by photo editing apps of any kind- all i did was crop. taken with crappy low-quality point&shoot cam, but god-love Fuji equipment ($36 refurbed purchase from ebay, to boot!) have zero complaints with used fuji-anything, if done by well-rated vendor…. i have 3 models 🙂 you just wait til i get batteries and get back to that garden center in the Village- you are gonna die when you see the Soul of those fuchsias i’m gonna steal!!

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