Saturday, 10 September 2011

Merrily the Gypsy Witch


No folklore cottage built of stout walls for Merrily, her home was built of wood and dreams and together they travelled the lanes and byways as she pleased. No crystal palace for Merrily, her home was painted green and yet inside shone as bright with candle light as any palace home. Her furnishings were of simple fare but made of love and with much care. Patchwork covers upon her bed, each square a memory of treasured thoughts once enjoyed. Trinkets bartered through the years, jar's a plenty for her potions and books all lovingly created to hold her thoughts, dreams and recipes, all her life within one wagon.



Merrily’s garden was where ever she hitched her horse of grey, Foggy by name he pulled her home near and far by day and enjoy his rest upon the green in contentment of a job well done. Her friends and neighbours were of nature grown, her other companion, Ebony, a raven as black as night intended. The day shared it’s light and the night hold no terrors for Merrily, at one with the seasons, each turn of the moon saw her moving on to fresh pastures, eager to see what other delights the road had to share. Her clothing was a patch work of colours and matched the seasons each in their turn.


 In Merrily nature found an ally and keeper of secrets. In nature Merrily found a home and a bounty of magic which she wove in to potions to delight and cure the body and senses or to capture fleeting hearts. Footsteps were heard where ever she stopped, as down leafy lanes people did tread in search of the remedies so lovingly made with full intent of wish and knowledge. The spirits of the land gather by her wagon at night to talk of tales from long ago and Merrily did dance the night with those long though to be gone from this land. A gypsy witch was Merrily and happy in her life was she.


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Thanks for stopping to read my story about Merrily the gypsy witch, there will be more about her in the coming months so keep an eye open for her.

This is my offering for the lovely Gypsy Dreams blog party being hosted by Celia, click on the blog party button below to find the links to other great party bloggers.



27 comments:

  1. http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/09/gypsy-dreams-infairyland-givaway.html

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  2. Merrily sounds like she has a very good life indeed! Thank you for sharing her story with us.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  3. Terrific post. I do believe Merrily was one blessed Gypsy Witch. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  4. I love your story! Merrily has a beautiful....magical life! The images are enchanting. Thank you so much for participating!

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  5. Beautiful story and pictures! I'm looking forward to hearing more of her story!

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  6. yay!! fantastic! love this!!

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  7. What a way to go about this, I love it! Happy fun to Merrily.

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  8. Love your creation and her magical life.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and posting a comment--much appreciated.
    I noticed you have a blog about cemeteries which are also an interest of mine. I've been documenting some of the burial spots both ancient and more recent here in France and have shared some photos on my blog-- including early medieval stone sarcophagi in Metz and beaded flower wreaths in a late 19th/early 20th century graveyard outside a Romanesque era church.
    I shall check back to see what you're up to with all your blogs.

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  9. Oh I just loved your images and your story. Thank you for sharing.. I will be so looking forward to hearing more about Merrily.. love her name too!! Donsie

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  10. I love the art and the beautiful story!! Merrily is a lucky gypsy girl.

    Gypsy Dream Blessings.

    Betsy

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  11. Wonderful story and great graphics! I would Love Merrily's life :)
    be well and be blessed!
    Susan

    http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

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  12. What a super-gorgeous post..magical and enchanting..and such beautiful imagery...love your blog..wonderfully inspiring!
    Victoria
    PS:I am in love with that little fox!

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  13. Oh merry Merrily, she sounds like my kind of witch. The one that makes home where she goes, and doesn't need a building to live. What a lovely Gypsy witch ;-)

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  14. Beautiful story! I love the way it is written and your digi images are amazing. Love her wagon and Merrily is simply enchanting. Thank you so much for sharing, I look forward to following her adventures!

    Anna

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  15. love your intro about yourself on your profile - I have nine blogs!! because i cannot combine the sooo many aspects of myself either! Thank you for visiting my blog and leading me to your one :). I will be visiting your other blogs as well. blessed be

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  16. Such a wonderful story, thank you so much.
    Have a magical day !!

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  17. Cute story!

    Sweet Gypsy Dreams,
    Birgit

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  18. I enjoyed your story. Thank you for sharing.:)

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  19. Heading your way to dance with Merrily! Thanks so much for coming to dance with me. ^-^

    XOXO

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  20. What a wonderfully talented story weaver you are! I really enjoyed your gypsy offering x

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  21. Merrily is so lovely, thank you for posting her story! xo

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  22. I feel as though Merrily and Lula would have a grand time together! What a wonderful tale! How we enjoyed it!

    Lula

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  23. What a wonderfully enchanting post! So glad I found your blog this morning!
    Have a beautiful day,
    In Faery Light,
    Joanna

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  24. I enjoyed your gypsy witch story - a wonderful escape! Love, Linda

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  26. Sorry Brigit, just realised your email was in the comment so I've removed it to protect your privacy.

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  27. Thanks for all the lovely comments, I'm so glad everyone liked Merrily :)

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