Sunday Dinner: Magic

August 28, 2016 spider 006


“And above all, watch with glittering eyes

the whole world around you

because the greatest secrets

are always hidden in

the most unlikely places.

Those who don’t believe in magic

will never find it.”


Roald Dahl


August 28, 2016 spider 008


“The world is full of magic things,

patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”


W.B. Yeats


August 28, 2016 spider 011


“I want to be magic.

I want to touch the heart of the world

and make it smile.

I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree.

Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam

and hear the stars sing.

I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore.

I want to be magic.”


Charles de Lint


August 28, 2016 spider 003


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016


August 28, 2016 spider 007


“But you must not change one thing,
one pebble, one grain of sand,
until you know what good and evil will follow on that act.
The world is in balance, in Equilibrium.
A wizard’s power of Changing and Summoning
can shake the balance of the world.
It is dangerous, that power…
It must follow knowledge,
and serve need.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

August 28, 2016 spider 010

For the Daily Post’s
Weekly Photo Challenge:  Frame

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14 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Magic

  1. Garden spiders have always been among my favorites, but I haven’t seen one in a long time. I especially like your second shot here. Very nice work!

  2. What perfect words and images. I really enjoyed this post!

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  5. Wonderful photos and I love the quote from Roald Dahl, one of my favorite quotes a favorite author. Thanks for posting.

  6. Beautiful shots. Love the quotes.

  7. tajmutthall

    Beautiful! I can see why you posted more than one; they all have their own, different, impact.

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