~Once There Was A Princess~

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

A new spot in the garden for little houses is on the build.  This past month has been a productive one with the porch building and while the 19 caissons are being drilled for that thing, I am grateful to have some time on my hands.  And, because I have time on my hands and don’t like to waste life’s givings, hillsides are being flattened for little princesses and princes to enjoy the yard.   That is, a miniature garden *or at least that is the plan*.

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Location Location Location

This part of the property is up a hill on the side and I like it there because of the shade.  I drink my afternoon coffee underneath the grand old Oak so this spot was a perfect fit to walk to.

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The “Estates”.

This will be the plot for the Estate section.  I have collected a few houses and plan to make my own once these go in.  There’s plenty of room for anyone and there is a no size limit on Gnomes and Fairies. We do not discriminate.  We love all.

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The framework and plots were determined.

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The Temporary Workbench has been placed.

When I am done building this will be replaced with a tea table to rest at.

The old oak is going to provide the “Apartments”.  There are windows being installed, a walkway, flowers are yet to come and curtains.

Looking up the stairway is the doorway to The Fire Department.  So twigs were gathered and wired up.  We have very strong winds here so everything must be buckled down.  Mama, Papa & the Babies were moved in.

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The Princess Fairy sleeps in the Old Oak overlooking it all.  They grow up so fast and become Queens to rule, so the more rest the better.

Murray was getting out of control and I have to keep a keen eye on him.  There is a lot of wildlife that would love to eat him up.  His spot was actually plotted and dug out first.  That way he could sleep and enjoy the outdoors with me without the worry of where he is.  He’s happy just being.

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I think he likes it here.

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The bed.  It has a ways to go, paint, new bedding, flora & fauna and lots of pillows with a canopy above it all for the summer and just because.  *dreaming*

After getting one house installed in the Estates planting has started.  It is on a slanted hill and very hard to stand upon, so it will take a while.  My back hurts after awhile.

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I haven’t named them yet but each house will have its own design.  There is no HOA so no rules here.  We may change it all eventually. Looking down from above you can see the lot better.

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Looking from below and straight into the gateway you can see the little house.

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The Gazeebo for laid back days.

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Tired feet.  Everyone needs rest even if they do have time on their hands.

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I had to get down low to get this shot of Mr. Welcome.

It is always great to be able to have time to do something we all love.  And since this is a Fairy/Gnome garden I will make my first wish to everyone to enjoy life and to make sure to know that even Princesses grow into their own Queens and become the rulers of their life to make decisions even if that means to lose that baggage that has caused negative vibes in any way.   Princes should do the same, and as Kings make those decisions in life to determine the whole of tomorrow.  That has become my rule of life and I don’t look back, just forward.  In other words, this is a happy place set apart to just smile.

So, smile and be happy! Updates will be on the way.

Signed,

The Queen *only because I am too old to be a Princess*  🙂

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #86:  Change Your Perspective

Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

  1. Hiya
    Hope all is well with you. This is such a beautiful post.

    I thought I’d pop by here to say it is so lovely to have you part of the squares community again. I am leaving comments on your ‘365 day’ posts, but WP is putting me in spam again. Hope you can rescue me! Becky xx

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    1. I am glad you said that. Yes, you were in my Spam. YUK! It should be showing. Why are they doing that to you?!

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      1. Oh I thought I might be. Thanks so much for rescuing me.

        They are investigating but don’t seem to know why. So frustrating.

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        1. I will keep an eye now on it. I never thought of looking into the spam. Thanks for letting me know 🙂 There are a lot of gadgets on WP.

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          1. I know so many elements to WP, I do trt and check at least the spam folder once a month, and also pending as WP gremlins are always around!

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            1. Good tip. For the few years I have been on WP, I still forget to do those things. I came from blogger and took down my blog over there. Sometimes I wonder why. I had over 160,000 followers and never had so many things happen on a blog than WP. So thanks for letting me know!

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            2. They just cannot resist tweaking WP which causes the problems I think 😦

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  2. I love your fairyland garden…I have a modest version of this…not on the scale or detail of your magnificent design. How wonderful! I look forward to future developments of the garden 🙂

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    1. Thank you! You have a beautiful site and I love that photo of the lawn area. Very serene.

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  3. It Is magical that you do!

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  4. Absolutely loved it So wonderful and simple!!

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  5. This is brilliant and creative. I just love where your dreams are leading you! Look forward to more. A refreshing change from all the Corona virus doomsday posts. Smiles xx

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    1. Thank you Selina, how nice! I’ve been stuck inside for a few days with the rain so as soon as that goes I can’t wait to get back to the village.

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  6. Absolutely loved it. Please have a look at my blog as well

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  7. Oh, this is just marvellous. ❤ I'd be so excited to visit.

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  8. Wow, Kathleen, I would love to work on this project. Murray was making himself comfortable. Great photos!

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    1. Thank you Miriam, I wish I had help sometimes. Yes, Murray thinks it’s all for him. ☺️

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  9. A wonderful project, Kathleen. I love your “fairy tale” perspective/garden. Wonderful idea. And Murray is adorable. I’d love to see the world from his “in the moment” perspective.

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  10. Amazing project. And with Murray looking after you and every progressing thought…it will be a dream complete! Thank you for bringing us this perspective of your world!

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    1. Thank you Leya, I think this dream will take awhile but so far it is fun to do 🙂

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      1. Some dreams last long enough to be properly savoured!

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  11. Wow Kathleen, what an amazing and industrious project! I love the beginnings and look forward to the updates. And of course Murray will be a wonderful mayor 😀

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    1. Thank you Tina, I think Murray would like to wear that hat!

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  12. There will be apartments to rent? I would be very interested in some for the summer. 😉

    You’re a Queen with a Princess on the inside. Don’t ever lose her!

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    1. I must make a list for renters! Thank you!

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  13. Wow! Fascinating. A lot of work! Dragons are a favorites, and furry Murrays.

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    1. Yes, furry Murray my dragon slayer 🙂

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  14. ❤ ❤ ❤ x many what you are putting together there. You know if you build it, they will come, don't you? They will ride in on their fireflies bringing small jugs of honey mead and songs in their hearts. Murray, your supervisor, is adorable!

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    1. Well, as long as honey mead is in the future I will be ok 🙂

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