The Elf Tree

Oh, my goodness! One look at the photo, and I had to reblog this one. Just delightful!

Ethereal Nature

Beside the shore of the hallowed lake, there has dwelt a kindhearted Elf for nigh 60 years. A shy emissary from the lands of enchantment,  on spring’s first day he returns to his dwelling by the water.    Politely knock on his door and peer inside to see piles of candy and slips of paper, little notes written by the hands of children.  The young ones leave him treats and letters, with sincere greetings or serious queries, to which Mr. Elf kindly replies.  Upon their return a child will find a note addressed to them by name, neatly typed in the smallest of print.  So many to rifle through, but they always find a merry reply, with the closing salutation, “I believe in You.”

Then when summer is done and fall in is in the air, it is time for the Elf to vacate his tree once more.  He hangs…

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8 responses to this post.

  1. so sweet and magickal!


  2. Posted by Cnawan Fahey on July 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you so much, Laura!!!


  3. Posted by Suzanne on July 5, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    What a kind and joyful thing to do and just think how much happiness is brought to each child ~ I Love this, thank you for re-blogging Laura 🙂


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  5. Thanks, Suzanne, I agree!


  6. Thank YOU, Cnawan! Where is this tree?


  7. Posted by Cnawan Fahey on July 6, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    On the shores of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Ah ~ an interesting side note that occurs to me at this moment – the lake was named by an army colonel who was stationed in the area in the early 1800’s. He found the lake so beautiful that it reminded him of his cherished fiancé, Harriet, who was far away in the east. So he christened it in her honor. Harriet’s last name was…


  8. Truth is both stranger and more delightful than fiction! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


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