Monday, August 31, 2015

Dawns The New Day....

Getting There......

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!


  1. What a Wild Ride this was Betsy! :D I LOVE the photos especially the ones of Sir Orion and Hamish Harry racing through the moors, it was totally action-packed with the horse's mane and tail flying flying and the smoke from the engine billowing out beneath the bike! WOW! they really know how to MOVE! And speaking of movement, the Dream ship that Captain McDreamy was steering through the clouds had all of the visual impact of Peter Pan setting his course to the second star to the left- simply Fabulous!
    And how Wonderful that all of the Fairybeary's have been united at long last! What a crowd though!!! You are going to need more space within your Cloud Palace I think and Definitely More food to feed those hungry bears with.

    I'm on it! :D


    1. Actually, I stand corrected, it was the second star to the right! I had to sing the song to remember, so sorry Peter and Captain Dreamy, if you had followed my directions to the Left you would Never, Never get to Never Never land :/

  2. Hello Betsy,
    What fun your stories are! they are the best way to start a day. I am glad they finally found the palace and that everyone...including Tiny bear...are well and happy. The flying ship is gorgeous. The story was fun, but I just love the work you got done on the tower. It is looking marvelous! It may be time consuming, but your stonework is fantastic and realistic. It is a beautiful room.
    Big hug,

  3. Finally they arrived! But what about all that are still wandering around? ;) Hope to read more of them soon!
    All bears gathered in one room - what a view! :) Good to see them all together.
    And the tower looks better with every rock you put there. :)

  4. All united at last I am sure everyone was pleased. Wonderful pictures and story. I love the cloud -cycle. The dream ship is beautiful I would love to sail in it. Fantastic rocks.
    Hugs Maria

  5. How elegant that living room looks! I would love one just like it.
    Glad the little bearys (bearies?) are finally reunited.
    End or story?
    Love, Mom

  6. So much wonders in one post... and on top the important question answered about the laundry! *LOL* What else to expect from Lady Lavender... and a rooftop garden, what a promise for stunning future posts. Sir Orion's and Harry's speed battle was fun and your stonework fantastic - and traveling with the "Flying Cloud" must have been something to remember for a lifetime. But without doubt the very best thing in this gorgeous post was seeing all 8 fairy bearies together!!! Wow, what a sight... seeing all of my 8 "babies" together really made my day! But now I'm wondering about the little Dreamers... hopefully we won't have to wait until Halloween to hear news about them... ;O)


  7. Et l'aventure merveilleuse continue... le bateau volant est une merveille!

  8. Precioso todo..y ese encanta.
    Un abrazo

  9. "Rock on" Betsy! You certainly put a lot of effort into your little stories, they are so enjoyable and I do like that shade of blue you've used in the first pic.

  10. Dream Ship? Cap'n Mc Dreamy? Wow I think my head just kind of exploded there! You are incredible!