What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Toni's Creative Adventures - A Visit to Ireland


So, what did YOU do today, the Monday after the time change to spring forward?  I know what I did...I took a nap!  (I did yesterday too...and the day before that, and the day before that...) I actually look forward to nap time!  I snuggle down with my blankie and pillow and fall asleep within one minute (wish I could do that at night)...and I stay asleep for at least fifteen minutes...sometimes twenty or even thirty!

Well today I must have either fallen into a much deeper sleep, or perhaps something else happened...I'm not exactly sure... but I found myself...

1.   "Walking in a countryside in Ireland,  and I see a strange green glow coming from behind a large tree. Walking up to it I find a large pot of shamrocks...



 They were so lovely, they seemed to be glowing and smiling up at me...




2.   Being the curious kind I decide to pick a little bouquet...

3.   Much to my surprise as I bend to pick them, a sudden gale blew up and whirled me around and round and finally sat me down on a lovely garden bench. 

As I recovered from feeling a bit dizzy, I looked around, and sitting there beside me was a delightful little tea tray, with the prettiest little Irish red haired girl blinking her bright green eyes at me and asking me if I'd like to have some tea!

Well, of course, I said yes!  

And then she asked if I would do the honor of pouring since the teapot was so hot and a bit too heavy for her to lift...and so I did.  

As we sat there together, sipping our tea,  it was so peaceful and lovely in spite of the wind...and I noticed some dainty little wildflowers blooming across the lawn, and thought how perfect they would be for our tea table...

The little yellow flowers looked like miniature dandelions. 

The tiny purple flowers were so delicate and airy...it seemed as though they belonged in a fairy garden.  (Perhaps it was???)




4.   Deciding this must truly be an Irish fairytale, I laughingly think to myself that I must have fallen out of bed or hit my head or something, because how could I really be sitting in that lovely little garden in Ireland, sipping tea with this lovely young maiden when just a few minutes ago I was taking a little nap in my own bedroom many miles and oceans away?




Suddenly I woke up, sprang out of bed, rubbed my eyes and looked around my room. Everything looked just the same as it had before my nap.

And then I got up and went into the kitchen, and there on the windowsill was this tiny little bouquet...


But where did that shamrock come from?...  What do you think?


Well, You have just come along with me on another of Toni's Creative Adventures...  and if you would like to play along, just click on that link and copy and paste the outline to your blog page and see where it leads you!! You might be surprised where you will land!!



Thank you, Toni!  This was delightful!!!

23 comments:

  1. Pam, that was so much fun!! Well done! Love the vignette too!

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    1. Thank you, Terri! It was fun...I feel like I was really there...

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  2. Beautiful photos. And a fun story.

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    1. Thank you, Glynn. I'm afraid that I'm not exactly a great fiction writer...but it was fun traveling along and seeing where it would lead me...
      So glad you decided to pop in for a visit!

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  3. Good job and I loved your little red headed Irish girl. Sweet! Fun imagination.

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    1. Do you really take a nap every day?

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    2. Thank you, Nonnie! I'm glad you enjoyed the journey! And yes, I do take a short "power nap" almost every day, unless we are where we cannot. It truly does refresh and re-energize me so that I can run the rest of the race to the final lap of the day!!!

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    3. I wish I could do that. I came back over today to see these pretty pics again.

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    4. Oh thank you for coming back again! You are welcome as the flowers in spring, I'm sure!

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  4. Loved, loved your version of the creative adventure Pamela. You always do such a great job with the creative adventure 4 meme questions. I'm so glad you join in. Have a blessed evening dear friend.

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    1. Thank you, Toni, for thinking up these fun adventures!! This was fun, and it was interesting to me how it all came about...I truly found myself on this little adventure, and then realized it dovetailed in very nicely with your meme! Gave me another excuse to play with my dolly and tea things!

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  5. Love your adventure, thanks for taking us along with you, Pam!
    Enjoy the day!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia. It's fun to play sometimes, isn't it? We all need to take a "play-break" every so often.

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  6. Those naps sound wonderful and I enjoyed your imagination creating a delightful story around Toni's prompts. The little doll is perfect for the story! I love her little shawl wrapped around her...it really makes her so Irish looking...and of course the red hair and beautiful green clothing provides a true Irish look. The teapot is gorgeous, too. Have a wonderful day today...and keep enjoying those naps.

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    1. Thank you for popping in for a spot of tea with me! And yes, I enjoyed another nap today! It must be all this "Irish springtime"...

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  7. So wonderfully creative and enchanting, Pamela! And just in time for St. Patrick's Day - perfect!
    And I love that little doll!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Martha! I was enchanted by this little "dream" myself, and wished to be back there again today...but instead I took a nap and actually slept...LOL. The doll is a Madame Alexander doll, one of her international dolls...given to me by my mother many years ago, but not when I was a child...just because...for the child in me!

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  8. Pam, what an enchanting story you weaved with Toni's Creative Adventures. You are truly a gifted writer!

    Blessings!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Kim! This little tale sort of wove itself around me without me really planning...it just all came together when I woke up and saw Toni's prompts...

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  9. So much fun Pam. Love the pictures too. Girl, I wish I could nap. I have never been a napper. I don't sleep well at night as it is and If I took a nap it would be bad! LOL! But I have heard that a good 15 minute nap a day does the body good. Happy Wednesday.. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. I find that I need that little nap so much, that if I don't get it, my eyes just go ahead and shut anyway! But seriously 15-25 minutes is plenty! And it does give me the energy to get up and keep going until bedtime! Now I'm hooked...

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  10. "Suddenly I woke up, sprang out of bed, rubbed my eyes and looked around my room. Everything looked just the same as it had before my nap."

    You woke up in an extra replica of the world you fell asleep in!

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  11. Naps....they're such sweet blessings! Love all of your Irish decorations!

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