13 June 2010

Magic is afoot . . . !

Summer Solstice is drawing near and images of forests, fairies and fireflies begin to work their magic, drawing us in at this most powerful time of the year . . .

If you walk out into the woods at twilight, what would you see?  At first, it may be a bit scary, forbidding.  But one continues to venture deeper and deeper . . .



But as the light slips away and the world of Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairies, emerges, a sense of wonder takes hold, with tiny creatures flitting about, scattering stardust and magic. . .


and then, as dawn draws near, we find the center, the heart of the forest slumbering, dreaming of times past and of futures to come . . .


So, be ready and open for anything that may happen because magic is afoot . . .
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight . . .
Midsummer Night's Dream
William Shakespeare

Vacation comes to an end -- just thought I would leave a little gift for everyone -- :-)

(all photos by K. Marszycki;  some textures from Playingwithbrushes and Ghostbones on Flickr)


5 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

great post! wonderful images!

Kelly Marszycki said...

thanks! i had fun trying the different techniques!

Luzia said...

Thank your for this poetic post! Greetings from Luzia.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Words and photos touch the heart... in the true spirit of summer solstice!

Kelly Marszycki said...

Glad you enjoyed, Luzia and Mary Ann!