It was just another Morning in The Cloud Palace, Dear Readers, with the Rising Sun shining into the Sitting Area and giving a soft glow to all it touches! But Where is Everybeary, you are wondering? Well, it seems that they have all found things to do this bright sunny morning! Except for Tiny Bear, who is always a little bit Nervous when he is in the Cloud Palace. He is afraid that he might fall off The Cloud if he strays far from the chair he is sitting in, and because he can't Fly.... well, it makes him very Nervous, so he sticks to his chair! But as you can see, Lady Lavender is enjoying the morning sun by checking on her newly washed and Deliciously Lavender-scented Laundry!
She thinks that there is nothing better smelling
than laundry washed in Lavender and dried in Fresh air!
And Sweet Pea and Brother Beorn have gone up to
the newly-constructed Tower Rooftop Garden area
to check on the Magical Plants growing there!
Of course it will have a protecting wall around the edge when it is finished...
but for now it is a great location for the ever-growing collection of Magical Plants!
She and Brother Beorn are already planning an expedition
to search out new and little known species for their collection!
And Sir Orion has taken the opportunity this Lovely Morning
for a ride on his faithful Steed Thunder....
It is such a Glorious Morning and they race across the Meadows together,
feeling the Wind blowing in their fur!
And it seems they are not alone in their Wild Ride.....
Hamish Harry has gone out looking for Supplies and has spotted them down below!
He swoops down on his Trusty Cloud-cycle....
And calls out "Ha ha, Me Lads...! It be a Great morning for a bit of a Wild Ride!"
"That it is, My Friend..." replies Sir Orion cheerfully.
"Would you be wanting to see who is faster, You, Me or the Wind...?" he called out.
"I was just going to ask you the same.." called Sir Orion in reply!
And just like that they were off racing like the wind!
But they were not the Only Fairy Bearys who
were out Adventuring this Sunny Morning, Dear Readers!
Buttercup and Marmalade had awakened at The Folly
after a Wonderful and Dreamy sleep...
And they stepped out onto the Porch to greet the New Day!
It was just Amazing how the Beautiful Fresh new day
felt so Fresh and New and filled with Possibility!
"Perhaps we will find the Cloud Palace today" said Marmalade.
"I had a Dream about a Cloud Ship...." said Buttercup....
"It flew us straight to the very cloud the Cloud Palace is on!"
"I wonder which cloud it is....." said Marmalade
looking up in Wonder at the cloud filled sky!
"Perhaps we should just start...." said Buttercup.
"And maybe we will find somebeary
who knows the way," she added hopefully.
And so they set out, and before long
they found themselves in a very overgrown Garden.
It was really almost more of a Jungle than a Garden.....
"Perhaps we should Fly up into the branches
and have a look around..." suggested Buttercup.
And up they flew onto the nearby Garden Angel Statue!
"Oh, this is a much better view..." said Buttercup.
And then she gasped in surprise..."Oh LOOK!" she cried!
"It is the very Dream Ship I saw in my Dream!"
"Ooooohhh....." breathed Marmalade...
"Let's go.....!" she declared.
And without a second thought
they flew up into the ship as it floated over the Garden.
(And who should be at the Helm, but Mr. Dreamy himself!)
It really was a Dream come True!
And off they floated into the sky.......!
Way Way Up into the Clouds!
Higher than they had ever Dreamed!
Flying on the Dream Ship 'Flying Cloud'!
And from way up above, Blue had been
keeping watch in her Tower!
She saw them as they neared and rushed down to greet them!
"Oh My!"Declared Marmalade..... gazing on the Palace.
"It is even more Beautiful than I had Imagined!"
"Welcome to the Cloud Palace..." said Blue!
"I am so Glad you have Arrived at last!" she added.
Lady Lavender and Sweet Pea heard that the guests had arrived
and hurried down to greet them too!
"Here, you must be tired from your Travels..." said Blue.
"Please sit and have some Tea and Cupcakes..." she added politely.
"Did somebeary say 'Tea'?" said Marmalade.
"Finally!" she added and heaved a big sigh of happiness.
"Oh, and Tiny Bear is here too!" said Marmalade,
noticing him sitting quietly in his chair.
"We wondered where you had gone..." she added.
"Hullo..." said Tiny Bear.
"I didn't mean to worry you..." he added.
"Thistledown, the Fairy Horse brought me here.
He caught me when we fell off the Dragon!" he explained.
Well, Dear Readers, In all this excitement, I suppose you are wondering
Where Sir Orion and Hamish Harry and Brother Beorn are?
Well, Sir Orion and Hamish Harry have spent hours
racing like the wind across the meadow and moors...
Sometimes one takes the lead and sometimes the other....
And it is late in the afternoon when they finally return to the Cloud Palace!
It seems that neither one is willing to concede Victory to the other!
And when they arrive they find All the Bearys gathered in the sitting area....
Even Brother Beorn has come down form the Garden Tower at last!
(He was heard to explain that he wanted to give
the Lady Bearys time to have their Tea and gossip...)
Sir Orion pulls up a chair to join in the Story-Telling.....
And Hamish Harry is counting how many mouths he needs to cook for now!
As for me, Dear Readers, I spent my day adding
"rocks" to the walls of the Guard Tower....
It is an amazingly Slow process when each "rock"
has to be cut and fitted to the space.
And at the end of the Day I figure I had added
about ninety-five "rocks" to the inside walls
of the Guard Tower sleeping area.
Between the cutting and fitting and gluing,
I estimate it takes about five minutes per "rock".
Hmmm.... that's twelve "rocks" per hour.....
No wonder it seems to be taking "Forever" to build this Tower!
But you know what they say, Dear Readers,
That Getting There is half the Fun!
And with the Dawn of each New Day....
There is That much more fun awaiting!