Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How Long Does It Take.....?

Just A Little Detail......

Well, I don't know about You, Dear Readers, but I find the vagaries of the Passing of Time to be endlessly fascinating, and annoying, and even sometimes Amusing! You might recall that it was just a short few minutes ago (depending on who you ask!) that Daphne was asking Raymond to tell her the address for Gabrielle, the former Nanny, so that Renee could send her a letter explaining that Hibou (her toy Owl) was safe after an adventurous night! And Raymond was not wishing to cooperate with Daphne, who he felt should not be given the chance to be the new Nanny even though he had been over-ruled by Renee's Grandmother. But Daphne was determined to do what she could to stay in her daughter's life, and she was willing to put up with a certain amount of disapproval, as long as it did not prevent Renee from having what she needed. She had suggested that Renee might like to mail the letter herself, and so Raymond was forced to give Daphne the address for Gabrielle.

 He dictated as Daphne wrote on the envelope...
"Gabrielle St.Claire,
 c/o Fleur Webster,
  Elm Street,
Renee watched, fascinated.
"Fleur Webster?" remarked Daphne. 
"She has a Flower Shop? She is married to Daniel Webster?
"I believe we have met.... " she added.
Raymond had not expected that! 
He scowled, thinking he would have to ask Fleur a few questions!

"Here is my picture of Hibou...." said Renee, 
handing Daphne her drawing.
"How will Gabrielle see it?" she asked.

"We will put it in the envelope and put a stamp on it 
and send it in the mail" explained Daphne.
"Oh." said Renee. 
"But how will it get to Gabrielle?" she asked again.

"Well, we will go put it in a Post box" explained Daphne. 
"And the Postman will come and get it and take it to her." she added.
"But how does he know where Gabrielle is?" asked Renee.
"The address we wrote tells him exactly where Gabrielle is" replied Daphne.
"Get Hibou ready and we will go now" she added.

"Hibou is ready!" said Renee. 
"Where is the Post Box?' she added.
"We will go find one," said Daphne. 
"I think there is one near here on the way to the Park."

It was just around the corner!

"Here, you can put the letter in... " said Daphne.
"Hibou can watch from up here..." she added.

'Where does it go?" asked Renee.

"Just put it in the slot...." explained Daphne as she lifted Renee up.

"Push it all the way in.... " said Daphne.
"But where does it go...?" asked Renee.

"It waits in the box 'til the Postman comes to get it..." 
explained Daphne.
"I want to see..." said Renee....

"It is too dark in there to see.." said Daphne.
"When will the Postman come get it?" asked Renee.
"In a little while ...." replied Daphne.
"And meanwhile we will take Hibou to the Park...." she added.

"But when will Gabrielle get it...?" asked Renee.
"Well, it has a long way to go 
so that might take many days..." replied Daphne.
"But we can draw more pictures while we are
 waiting for it to get there" she added.
"Okay" agreed Renee.
And she headed for the Park which was not far away.
Daphne was right behind her, and Raymond followed behind.
He was feeling a little bit left out.
But it hadn't occurred to him that Renee might like to write to Gabrielle.
Or that she might learn so much from the experience. 
He was thinking maybe he had not been thinking enough about what Renee needed,
But he didn't want to admit it!

As I am sure you remember, Dear Readers, 
Renee was very familiar with the Park!

She came almost every day!
But she had never been there with both
 Mademoiselle O'Malley and Raymond!

She was so excited that she ran on ahead to see her friends the birds...

But she didn't watch where she was going 
and she tripped and fell....!

"Ooooowww..." cried Renee as Daphne hurried up.

"Ooopsies...." said Daphne. "Let me see where you hurt..."
(She had a private moment of panic to see Renee crying!)
"It is only a little scrape..." she said over Renee's tears.

"Here, let me kiss it better..." she said.

"There!" said Daphne, kissing the scrapes. "All better!"
Renee was so surprised she stopped crying.
And then Daphne said "Here is Hibou."

"I think he needs a kiss too!"

Renee gave Hibou a big kiss, her own tears forgotten!

And then she continued on towards the fountain 
where the birds were splashing in the waters...
She turned to Mademoiselle O'Malley and said 
"You must hold Hibou, so he won't fly into the fountain!"

"He is only a baby, so he can't swim!" she added.
And then she turned and ran to the birds.

They were used to her, so they did not fly very far away...
they were too interested in their breadcrumbs!
Renee liked to grab the breadcrumbs and throw them again and again...

Daphne realized they might be here for a while, 
so she might as well sit down.
She didn't want to disturb the birds.... 
or walk the long way around to the benches.

She decided to walk across the lovely tended grass.....

She wasn't sure if it was "against the rules"!
But she didn't care. 
There was nobody to see but Raymond... 
and he already thought the worst of her!

She was here to be with Renee, 
and she would take however much Time was needed!

But maybe next time she would bring her drawing pad and pencils!

Well, Dear Readers, I hope you have enjoyed this visit to the Park....
and that you don't mind waiting....
No matter how long it takes for me to add
just a few little details to this Tale!


  1. Hello Daydreamer

    Nice story and lovely park. Those trees are awsome!
    Best Regards:Lea

  2. Fascinante histoire et magnifiques photos, c'est toujours un plaisir de venir vous rendre visite Betsy,
    à bientôt.

    1. Hi Jean-Claude! I am glad you like to come visit! Thank you for your comments!

  3. belle histoire dans un joli parc

  4. A very nice, and I'd say, romantic story, beautifully accompanied by your photos and fantastic dolls. The park is beautiful too with the benches, trees and birds.
    Hugs, Drora

    1. Hi Drora! I am glad you like the Park! And yes, the story is Romantic!

  5. The answers are: YES, I've enjoyed this visit to the park... and to be more precise I've enjoyed it to the fullest and not only the visit to the park but also the whole post. And: NO, I don't mind waiting for the story to develop... okay, I wouldn't mind knowing how it goes on very soon, but on the other hand... I don't want it to be over sometime... ;O) It's always great to get a new piece of Daphne's story... and to enjoy the photos being the perfect story's addition. How in the world do you manage to make your ensemble stand still??? I wish my furry guys were this cooperative... *LOL*


    1. Dear Birgit, I am so glad you don't mind too much the waiting, and that the next piece and the next piece are all so "tiny" in development of the story! Yes, it is hard to imagine getting to the "end" !!! LOL! And thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such an "appreciative" viewer! (That means understanding perhaps how many times Everybody falls over!!) *sigh* I have been fortunate lately that Daphne seems to want to stand on her own two tiny feet! LOL! But sometimes it does take a lot of "setting up" and "holding one's breath"! Again and again and again....!!! :):)

  6. Replies
    1. Dear Elizabeth, I hope you do realize that there will always be More! LOL!
      And Thank you!!!! :)

  7. Beautiful writing and lovely sets and posing. Your attention to detail is just amazing. Always a treat! :)

    1. Thank you Farrah Lily! I am so glad you enjoy the story! :)

  8. I love the park so much! I love the potted trees. The whole thing looks so neat and tidy. The perfect city park! Great lighting in your photos too. That little girl is adorable.

    1. Thank you Caroline! I sometimes have to wait for sunny days to get the right light... it would not look right without the real sunshine! I am so glad you like the Park! Thank you for commenting!