Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Remembering the Celebration

Oh, to be five again. I tried to remember far back to my fifth birthday. Nothing came to mind so let me savor a fond memory of Sierra's family birthday party that marked the ending of a magical birthday week. 

The celebration was deemed a Queen for a Day event. Presents, cakes, cookies, and lots of love filled the backyard with its fairy garden scenery. The weather was delightful. Sweeping winds powered a flower windmill that spun with delight. Multiple cascading waterfall fountains adorned the pathway leading up to a children's house with Adirondack chairs and a tree-stump area with a miniature table and chairs. What could be more delightful than this nature-inspired, magical wonderland?   

Come fairies, take me out of this dull world. 
For I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame
-W.B. Yeats (The Land of Heart's Desire)

Nature creates a magical place
Of delightful, shaded open space.
Children play upon the ground
Where faires step and gnomes abound.
Throw a stone; make a wish.
Dream of the prince's magical kiss.
Spin a windmill in the breeze and
Listen to chimes sing under trees.
Then, say goodnight to the swooning moon
Who finds its rest one night in June.
©CVarsalona, 2022

According to Lewis Carroll, the best gift we can give is a lifetime of adventures. The 5th birthday party was only the beginning of adventures for my grandgirls. Their magic forest will be the setting for many remembrances.

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  1. Such a beautiful poem for a beautiful occasion. Our best wishes to Sierra. Our grand daughter will be five in November :)

  2. That sounds like a wonderful, memorable event, and a life of adventures is indeed the best gift one can give.

  3. Such joy! What a treasure!

  4. Carol, sounds like a magical celebration for a special little girl. Wishing Sierra a very happy birthday as she turns the page to new adventures that being five will bring.

  5. A magical birthday - fairies and chimes, waterfall fountains and nature. How wonderful that this magic was created for Sierra's birthday.