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

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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,

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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

deck

-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

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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.

 

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(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 🙂 🙂

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    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. 😊

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

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  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.

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    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 🙂

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  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:

    nice

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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!!!

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  11. paula graham says:

    Such touching and lovely photos.

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    1. So glad you liked them Paula!!!

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  12. Peter Nena says:

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

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  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!

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    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

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

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  15. Sue says:

    Lovely images, Hannah!

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