Saturday, December 5, 2015

Your (Saturday) Moment of Zen


SUSAN ELIA MACNEAL: I know I usually post photographs on Sundays, but Kaye's up tomorrow, and I really wanted to share these pictures I took. 

The tree is one near us that I see on my walk to Kiddo's school or my gym. The castle, complete with knights and archers, simply appeared one day last month. I'm pleased to report that even in Park Slope, Brooklyn, all of the soldiers have stayed, and continue to stay, in the castle...

Here's to whimsy and fun and the unexpected! 

Happy Saturday, Reds and lovely readers!













19 comments:

Joan Emerson said...

This is so cool . . . what a great castle!
Happy Saturday!

Richard R. said...

I'm guessing the one on the tree is a birdhouse, but it's awfully low.

Reine said...

I love the castle. How great! There was a tree in Radcliffe Yard with a small hollow place at the ground. To the right there was a tiny sign that read Pooh lives here. There was a tiny toy Pooh just inside. You couldn't walk through and not stop to say hello.

Lucy Burdette aka Roberta Isleib said...

very cool Susan!

Susan Elia MacNeal said...

Reine, I love that about Radcliffe! I did the Radcliffe Publishing Course there in the summer of '92 -- alas, never saw Pooh. But I have friends who live near there and the next time I visit, I'll go look!

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

OH, my gosh. Phenomenal. Amazing. Truly--magical. Wow.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Did you burst out laughing when you saw it?

Kait said...

That is so cool! Ya gotta wonder if there are more like it in the neighborhood. Talk about someone paying it forward.

Mary Sutton said...

I needed to see something along these lines this morning. Thanks, Susan!

Hallie Ephron said...

This is so sweet! I was once in a neighborhood (can't remember) where people had knitted tree cozies. What a delight to come upon the unexpected sweetness of it. That castle is darling.

Hallie Ephron said...

In my town someone once stole the baby from the nativity scene in front of the Catholic church... sheesh.

Pat D said...

Love it. I want one too.

Susan Elia MacNeal said...

I think it needs a few sorceresses and witches.... Hmmm.....

Deborah Crombie said...

I absolutely LOVE this, Susan. It not only made me laugh out loud, it restored a little of my faith in human nature. Thank you.

And I think it needs a wizard and a sorceress...

FChurch said...

A dragon--it needs a dragon!

Reine said...

Susan, Pooh was still there in the fall of '92. The snow and ice storms that winter were horrendous, and I'm not sure if Pooh's place was rehabilitated in the spring. I used to walk through on my way to the church that sponsored me for ordination but when I went over to the med school I was welded to the other side of the river. But I would love it if someone kept "Pooh's place" habitable and inviting, because it made some tough school days enjoyable. Please let me know!

Did I tell you how much I love this post! I do. I do I do.

Reine said...

Definitely needs a sorceress and witch!

Libby Dodd said...

How utterly delightful!

Kathy Reel said...

Awesome cool!