Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mother Earth and the Root Children, The Arrival of Spring

At last it was really Springtime!

Mother Earth opened the door. Then out into the lovely warm spring sunshine came the stately procession of beetles, ladybirds and root children with their blades of grass and flowers

Old Father Sliffslak-Slibberslak came slowly creeping along...
"Ha, there you all are! Welcome to the big forest", he called to the children
The little violet looked at him shyly from her safe place behind her tree.
She had never seen such a creature before!

In the flower meadows, the root children were having a wonderful time. They danced nimbly in the warm sunshine.

Happy Spring!


Many, many heartfelt thanks to the wonderful Mel Orr from Etsy's Haddy2Dogs for creating such magical and beautiful figures for our nature table!

...and of course, Sibylle von Olfers for her beloved story that inspires us 100 years later

12 comments:

Pampered Mom said...

Love the nature table - what a great set of figures!

Lisa said...

The daffodil photo is incredibly beautiful! What a lovely tribute of Sibylle von Olfers' story.

angorachic said...

That is beautiful Marina!...I love "The Root Children" and your nature table version is lovely :-)

sunnymama said...

This is a really pretty, colourful, spring nature table. Really lovely!

Nicole said...

So beautiful! We've been reading that book lots lately too. :)

Jenna aka Town&Country Mouse, formerly Citygirl said...

Love it!! Very inspiring. Happy spring to you and your family.

Jane said...

I so enjoyed your pictures and how you had them go along with the story it was lovely. I also thought your photo of the daffodils really beautifull to. Thanks for sharing!

cat said...

it looks gorgeous! thank you my dear for the inspiration..:)

Nicole Spring said...

Please promise me you will never get cats!! tee hee. I want to continue enjoying nedle felted goodness through you since my cats destroy any I try to bring into the house!
She did great work,again!!! <3

lyneya said...

Beautiful! I love it!

the little travelers said...

such a beautiful table! love your felted dolls.

mommychick.com said...

Beautiful! I love the root children story... Gives me inspiration to set up my Spring nature table pretty soon.