A Fleeing Summer Dream

In case you didn’t know, it’s always, late summer and late afternoon in Fairyland.

I can’t believe that in my own dimension of space we’ve already slipped into September. Our summer has been on the cool side but still, I emerged, cautiously, like a cave bear into the sunlight. I finally wrote a little tale ( previous post) and created a story of images for a curator friend based on The Stolen Child by W. B. Yeats  ( I will be posting that  as a video soon). 

Pieces of August


In the afternoons there is  a moment of perfect stillness in a hovering bee

sun and bench

and a joy in in finding shadowed corners in a garden,

little boysig

or a child walking between heaven and earth at the lake

dark willow

a weeping birch caressing  the last patch of sunlight on the grass


-and in coming home and to find that the fairies have lit up the hillside deck- or else my ever patient, dear waiting and hungry garden gnome


As an accompaniment to my short story about a time unremembered on my previous post I’d like to let the magic of summer linger just a while longer by presenting a glimpse of one of the fairies as a bit of a teaser for a video I will soon present about The Stolen Child exhibit.


shamrock fixed2a

(music- King of the Fairies Dance)

For those who have a virtual account  visit the Itakos Gallery exhibit The Stolen Child here

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Just beautiful, Cybele — those magical images in tandem with such evocative music 🙂 🙂


    1. Much love to you!! Thank you! be over shortly.

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  2. This is so gorgeous! I feel that fairyland comes alive in late summer. I feel them too. It’s been a beautiful day here. 😊


    1. you are so kind and I appreciate your comment!!! Sorry I’m late!!!


  3. Such magical summer images and prose, Cybele.

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  4. Ah Cybele, a sprinkling of late summer magic, the light and dark in your images is gorgeous.


    1. thanks so much for the visit Andrea!!I tried to take advantage of the light when we got it!!!

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  5. Your photos are just beautiful .. thank you for sharing 🙂


  6. Anita says:

    So glad to see your beautiful pictures this evening, Cybele!

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    1. thank you Anita, so glad you popped over!!

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  7. Ron Ulmer says:


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  8. Each time I view your art, it’s as if I’ve stepped through a time portal, and I wish to stay lost forever…

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    1. what a beautiful endorsement Cougar!! Thank you!

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  9. Adrian Lewis says:

    Cybele, my friend, wonderful August images. I can honestly say that I really like all five of them; and, also, I think that your words in the captions add to them immensely – I don’t know you very well, but the words really have your feel to them >>> and I especially like your words in the child “walking between heaven and earth at the lake” and, equally, “a weeping birch caressing the last patch of sunlight on the grass” >>> WOW!!! bring it on!!!!!!!!! A

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    1. thank you so much for your enthusiasm Adrian!!!!

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  10. disperser says:

    Nice . . . I could have sworn I commented on this before. Regardless, great writing to accompany great images.

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    1. many thanks always Emilio!!!


  11. paula graham says:

    Such touching and lovely photos.


    1. So glad you liked them Paula!!!


  12. Peter Nena says:

    Very much enjoyed. I’m glad you are back.


  13. Beautiful pieces of your August! The fairie lights on your patio look lovely, and the moment captured of the bee in flight is wonderful!


    1. that means a lot Deb!! Thanks for the visit!! Next time I will offer you a glass of wine!

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  14. Ah the lovely Cybele…. My day is complete. x


    1. hey there!! So glad you stopped by!!


  15. Sue says:

    Lovely images, Hannah!


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