FREE! That word caught my attention.
I was expecting the typical self-serve container of zucchinis or tomatoes that normally overrun gardens at the end of the season. I would have gladly stopped even for those vegetables.
But I was even more intrigued to find the autumn harvest magic captured in these lovely Queen Anne’s lace.
I’ve long known that once dried, solar powers are concentrated within the whorled heads of those delicate wildflowers. You must be quick though since once the umbrels curl, their magic serves to keep insects safe that make winter homes inside those tiny nests. It had been ages since I’d stopped to twirl one of those wands around me and feel its magic, so soft and happy like a hug.
After much consideration, I carefully removed one, saving the rest for others to enjoy as the giver intended. To whoever was thoughtful enough to leave this wonderful freebie…a thousand thank yous and an extra big hug.
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Fair LadiesIn the fields and blooming meadowsAmong the grasses greenAnd the dainty pink-faced clover,Fair ladies can be seen.Decked out in snowy laces,Heirlooms of nature old,“They’ve long been in the family,”Flower gossips have been told.Gauzy gowned in fairy networkAnd caps of finest lace,Dames colonial of the roadsideIn the summer find a placeIn nature’s glad procession,That pay all homage dueTo their wise and bounteous mother,They’re proud and loyal too!~Ray Laurance
Tea Leaf Tales is a series of original ten-sentence short stories by Marsha A. Moore, relating to photos/scenes that resonate with her.
Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance: Book One, SEEKING A SCRIBE, and Book Two, HERITAGE AVENGED. She has also authored the Ciel's Legacy series, with fast action mermaid/pirate storylines: TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE and TORTUGA TREASURE. For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.