Friday, April 23, 2010

Riding the Back of a Dragon

I once found an oaken bridge over a bubbling brook, which led me to a magical place. There was a meadow starred with white flowers in a carpet of soft green moss. There was music weaving a tune through the trees.


Then I stepped down hewn stone stairs to a small lagoon, where I stood upon a beach of blue stones. 


The guardian of this wonderful place was a fierce dragon.  I approached him softly, laid my hand on his fearsome cheek and sang a song of Springtime.

Then he gave me a ride on his warm brown back--and we swooped with the eagles, along the shores of blue stone, as the skies reflected the mountains in the still cold waters.

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17 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

These are such great photos! What a beautiful place. I love the perspective of that second shot! You ride, girl...enjoy the sights!

cieldequimper said...

What an adventurous life you lead! This is better than a Harry P. book, lol! And such a lovely reflection!

Clytie said...

You are indeed brave to dare to tame and ride the fearsome dragon whilst reflected beauty unfolds around you!

Cezar and Léia said...

YOu are right, this place is really magical!Wonderful picture , the last one is outstanding!
Léia :) - Bonjour Luxembourg

Xavi said...

Beautiful reflections, Beht, as I know you're a writer, today is the anniversary of the death of Cervantes.
In Catalonia, celebrating the day of the book.
Have a nice weekend.

Sunny said...

I want to ride too! I want to ride too!
Thank you for the wonderful images.
Sunny :)

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures Beth! I love the angle on that last one and the reflection of course!

Prospero said...

An enchanting journey, Beth.

Cloudhands said...

Oh how wonderful to soar on the wings of wonder,imagination and inspiration. What enchantment to cross over the bridge into that other place of lovely blue stones.

Matty said...

I'm not sure which I like more, your pictures, or your magical description.

Life with Kaishon said...

You are very creative. I love your story and I love your images. Perfect!

Abraham said...

Your nice description made this an excellent post. I also liked the photos.

mermaid said...

Reminds me of How to Tame Your Dragon. What a beautiful metaphor for the external dragons and those within us.

Did you enjoy the ride??

Nina P. said...

Such a magical tail you weave on your journey through life. You hear the whisper of God in all things, and feel the Joy that is there waiting to be shared. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Marge Schaffer said...

Thank you for such a lovely site. I really took the time to view quite a lot tonight. I love your pictures and your words. I think my thoughts, but am too timid to express them, bless you for sharing them with us. I felt I was right behind you on your dragon ride.

Woman in a Window said...

This is a beautiful place. That photo with your hand is so suggestive. You are just beginning your time there.

(Is this the right place, the place you sent me to?)

xo
erin

James said...

It's nice to see that I'm not the only one who enjoys the gift of imagination. Your photos have certanly stired mine.
Wonderful post!