Tunes for a Monday Morning
Bird by Bird

The gate into magic...

Woodland gate, 1

Here's the gate in the woods behind my studio again, this time on a different day, and in a different light. I keep thinking that one day I'll open it and walk into another land altogether -- a place even more enchanted than the beautiful hills I live in (if that's possible). Like the wardrobe into Narnia and other magical portals in a century's worth of fantasy books, this gate between wood and hill is a liminal place...where anything can happen....

Woodland gate, 2

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”  - J.R.R. Tolkien 

Woodland gate, 3