Where would the world be without imagination? Actually, I can’t even imagine it! Would people have accomplished anything without it? My mother gave me perhaps one of the best gifts of all by sharing a love of reading with me. Books are really the perfect tool for fostering imagination, “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.” – Matilda by Roald Dahl.
Some of my favorite places to travel via the turn of a page are whimsical and magical lands like that in which a fairy might reside. And so, when I saw a picture of a fairy garden a couple of years back, my heart soared. I had to have one but for some reason or another it has taken me until now to make it happen. Though my ten and a half year old science boy son did not take to the idea as much as I had hoped my Bella girl is in it with me. Nina is more like the giant that all of the fairies fear as she attempts to walk the tiny gravel path and lift the tiny houses for inspection. We have only just begun but now is when we can really call upon our imaginations. That acorn cap? How about making it a little bucket for a wishing well? Used popsicle sticks from summer time treats? The perfect fence! This project makes me feel like a kid again and one that I hope keeps my children kids just a little bit longer.
Strawberry Cupcakes via Cooking Classy
Welcome to The Green Brick Road. My name is Valerie, and I invite you to join me and my family on our gardening adventure. We hope that you will learn with us and grow with us. Pun intended!