Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Moonflowers and Fairies

Thank you for telling me what you've been up to this summer. It sounds like we all have been busy! Last week, I shared some pictures of my morning glories. I also planted a few moonflowers, but wasn't sure if any had come up.

I noticed a small curled bud as we pulled out of the driveway this past weekend. I was reminded of one of my favorite poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and some pictures from my garden that I took last year. I hope you don't mind if I share them again!

~The Flowers~

All the names I know from nurse: Gardener's garters, shepherd's purse,


Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock, and the Lady Hollyhock,


Fairy places, fairy things, Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,


Tiny trees for tiny dames-- These must all be fairy names!

Fairy House

Tiny woods below whose boughs Shady fairies weave a house,


Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme, Where the braver fairies climb!


Fair are grown-up people's trees, But the fairest woods are these,


Where, if I were not so tall I should live for good and all.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!


Jennifer Hoots said...

So sweet! I love your creative gardening. I will show this to Grace. A few weeks ago, she made a little twig house for our fairies. :-)

Missy Wertz said...

DD and I had so much fun looking at your photos today! What fun!

Just Mom said...


Kelly @ Growing.Learning.Playing. said...

I absolutely love the little sign you made letting humans know we are welcome in fairy land. How precious!

I was reading the Hidden Art of Homemaking yesterday and thought of you. I think we could all stand a little class from Kelli on taking beauty to a whole new level in our homes.


TJ said...

I love it! I think my kids would have a wonderful time creating a fairy garden. We'll wait until they stop pulling up plants though... :)

Thanks for sharing! I really enjoy your garden photos.

Julian said...

so sweet!
Ill also show this to Gillian.

Pattie said...

You did a beautiful job in illustrating that poem with your stunning photographs, Kelli. Thank you for making me smile this morning!

Barbara H. said...

I love the little fairy furniture and things! And that's a sweet poem -- I don't think I have ever read it before.

Carrie said...

Thanks for a lovely post!

Teresa said...

your garden seems like a very peaceful place to sit and read.question for you, living in Texas have you ever come across any snakes in your garden?

DeNiece Barnes said...

Kelli you keep one of the most prettiest flower garden I have seen, I love visiting your blog, and the poem was so sweet.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Just beautiful !
I love your photos today!!

Nancy M. said...

I love the poem and how you took everyday things and showed their "beauty"! PS I tried your "banana cream cheese bread recipe". thanks.

Kate said...


I just wanted to emerge from the shadows and tell you how very much I enjoy your blog. I'm originally from Texas, (Dallas--but I won't hold it against you ;-)and I especially love your outdoor photos.

The Fairie furniture was adorable!


Anonymous said...

Oh Kelli! What gorgeous photos! I love the little fairy corner. That is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing and I hope you are having a beautiful day today!

LadySnow said...

Beautiful photos!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Charming poem. I love the little mushrooms!

Hope your garden is full of fairies.

Carole Burant said...

Now that's my kind of post:-) Your moonflower is just gorgeous, I've never seen those before! Love all your other flowers as well and your faerie ornaments are sooo delightful!! xoxo

Donna Gotlib said...

Kelli, they are beautiful!

Jessica said...

The colour of your yellow flower bud reminds me of the delicious lemon chiffon pie my nana used to make! Yum yum.

Wanita said...

The moonflower is beautiful. Do you have your little fairy garden this year? It is such a great idea. My grandchildren would love doing something like that.

I appreciate everything you share on your blog. It's all so lovely! Thank you.

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

More than beautiful! I bet your kids adore this garden!

Lena said...

This is a lovely post Kelli. Your flowers are so pretty and I love the drawing of the morning glory that you posted in your previous photos. I'm glad to hear that you and your family are enjoying such a wonderful summer!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are simply darling! Thanks for sharing.

GranthamLynn said...

Your garden is so sweet. I always love your tours. They make me smile. Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

Kelli, you have a beautiful and enchanting garden. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos!

Farrah said...

Sweet post, Kelli! You already know I am a fellow fairy lover. :-)

Julie said...

what a beautiful photo of the moonflower. I just love that name, don't you?

I loved all your photos and the poem to go with them. Thanks!

sez said...

that was very inspiring, i would love to do something like that in my own garden :) i love little details, that you have to search closely to see :)