Friday, 11 February 2011

Day 225-227-An Oasis At Daybreak

 

 Silence........
                  this is still the wee hours...
                                                                         but maybe you are already awake


W  A   I   T ...

S   t   a   y      r   e   a   l   l   y    s t i l l

       now close your eyes 
                  
then 

take a deep breath


Can you smell it?


.....  it's the sweet bouquet of the cold just before sunrise



Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... 


listen

Can you hear it? 


.....its the light breeze of first blush saying


                                                          let's sound the chimes

                           the world must wake.



and already we see the first sign of life 


followed shortly by another


the early morning dew


 and dawn is finally breaking


Though when the sun is shining bright


the fishes may run and hide

but we know they are still there

SEE the bubbles and their air


And in the harsh light of day,

we see yesterday's flowers on display

in their rusty cans,

with their suntanned leaves


But prettily they still sway

To music the broken chimes play


So welcome to the oasis at daybreak


This is my garden in the Village.

                           This is my sanctuary of peace.



Postscript : Some of you may find this style of presentation faintly reminiscent of another. I shall shamelessly admit that this is not my usual way but that of a Wonder Twin. I hope she likes my Laser Light Show and Tell. I hope she'll enjoy her ride.  And I really hope you do too. 

70 comments:

TreeFeathers said...

Beautiful, Sans! :)

- Grace

TreeFeathers said...

Oh my! - You may want to delete this comment after you read it - I just happened to notice that in your left sidebar, under Day 86 where you posted the "Honest Scrap" award, you left out the "S" in scrap... so it says the honest something-else award! Your English is excellent, but you may not know all the English slang, and it's not a really nice word, lol. Not a REALLY bad word, but not a really nice one, either. Just letting you know.

- Grace

Kim said...

ah....daybreak. My favorite time of day- everyone still sleeping and I can enjoy nature by myself :) Beautiful garden Sans---the picture with the window is gorgeous- the window is so very, very striking and I love how colorful it is. I'm tiptoeing away from your sanctuary to leave you with your peace ♥

Drora's minimundo said...

Sans, you are not only an artist, you are a poet too. I love this post!

rosanna said...

Dearie, I'd love to be in your garden,Love the peace , the smell, the noises. A beautiful place where stay and wait for the sunrise. Big hugs Rosanna

The Old Maid said...

Can I stay in your garden for...ever, please? Beautiful photos (love the first with this great light:)) And the sounds so remanding of warmer days...and tomorrow the winter comes back to us(not that I complain because I actually love colder days but for a moment thought of spring..:)Thank you for that.

Lataina said...

What a beautiful post! Sans, your garden is amazing. =)

Ascension said...

Al empezar a ver las fotos, pense que era real!!!!!!
He tenido que llegar al final para ver que era miniatura.
FANTASTICO!!!!!
Me ha pasado algo muy curioso, la musica de tu blog empieza con pajaritos cantando y yo pensaba....que estaban en mi patio jejejeje
Un poco extraño porque es de noche.
Fijate si me he metido dentro de tu guion jejeje
Muchas gracias.
besitos ascension

lluna said...

Precioso jardín y magnifica entrada que le has puesto a las imágenes!! Impresionante!!!
Saludos.
Olga

Glenda said...

A sublime meditation to start my day, dear lady. Thankyou!! :D

Margriet said...

What a wonderful post...I enjoyed it very much....so dreamy!!!

malu2 said...

Es estupendo parece que estoy en mi jardín,has adaptado la escena perfectamente.....Ah!!! sabes una cosa,en mi estanque tambíen tengo ranas.Besos desde España.

BiWuBär said...

I even lack the words in German to say how wonderful this post is - so how could I manage to say that in English... This is so poetic, peaceful and lovely - and not to forget about the miniature scene itself - so outstanding and perfectly done.

Greetings
Birgit

P.S.: Did you notice I have a giveaway on the run on my blog?

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

As always Beautiful Sans! Your photos of the garden make me feel so peaceful :)

Victoria ♥

Ani said...

wonderfulll!!!!! I need to go out there :D

You have a award on my blog..i love your job!!
a hug..ani

cockerina said...

oh! Sans, all this is so ... incredible ...
You have given me a moment's peace! tonight I'm sad and melancholic ... and angry because one of my dreams has been shattered against the wall of reality, of duty, life ...
I can stay here a little, play with water, chasing butterflies, and smell of your delicate flowers, even to pretend to be a little girl?
I love this place, I promise you that do not break anything, but let me stay here tonight!
Caterina

Sans! said...

Thank you Grace :):).

And thanks for the heads up about the word which is also a slang for hmmmm "poo"?! ;) But I had used it in the context of "trashy" or "crappy" . I think it was an award where you had to list some honest facts about yourself that few know. And I listed some fairly trashy stuff ;p.

But I agree with you, :) it is not pleasant so I have made the changes.. teehee.

Daydreamer said...

Oh, Sans!
SO Beautiful! So perfectly gently dawn! And your sound track is just DIVINE! But it is the wonder of your tiny garden with the most BEAUTIFUL butterflies and flowers that is so enchanting! You have made my COLD, FROZEN (5 degrees farenheit) NORTHERN night into an Oasis of Magic and peaceful dreams! Thank you! And even your wind chimes sound so gentle.... mine on my porch outside are banging and clanging in the wind.... NOT gently! You have made this tiny garden so REAL! And your photos are simply transporting me!
I have to confess to you that for months now I have been planning a small garden with a brook to run beside my Folly dollhouse.... :)
I just LOVE your little butterflies!

Sans! said...

Kim, what's your favourite time ( as in the exact moment measured by a clock)?

Mine is 7 o'clock. Over here, 7am is just when dawn breaks and the 1st light appears. And 7 in the evening is just when dusk falls and the sky is a dark purple. These are my magic hours :).

I have read and saw on your blog, your stunning garden with the chickens , sometime on a swing :). It must be heavenly at daybreak, even in winter.

Sans! said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you :) Drora :).

Your words of praises may be short ;p but they are most enduring :). I am very encouraged and moved.

Thank you, thank you, thank you :)

Sans! said...

I am giving you big big hugs from here, Rosanna!

We will hang out in a real garden soon , with wind chimes and lotuses and we will ignore all the shhhhhhhhhhhhhhs and joke and laugh and talk talk talk :).

Flora said...

Sans, admit it: you are not of this earth but a fairy world ...
Hide a secret that reveals a little in these beautiful scenes :-)
I love every single leaf and grain of earth in your garden :-)

Meli said...

Sans, what a lovely story is like a dream!!!! The pictures are so lovely and as I wake up very early, would love to be in your garden and see the sunrise!!!
Warm regards,
Meli

Sans! said...

Ewa, I must make a doll and call it "the old maid" :) and she can visit anytime or be the resident elf or the gardener :).

This garden has taken up so much space that no doll can walk through or even sit or stand near the pond :) . Maybe the old maid will have to be a little fairy :).

The weather is turning so hot here but it rained heavily this afternoon. It is hot again now (10pm). Like you, I much prefer a cooler weather and rainy afternoons :).

Sans! said...

Thank you, dear Iris (Lataina) :).

I too hope you will start a blog soon and show us your work :).

Sans! said...

Ascensión! Veo que están de vuelta! Me han echado de menos:). Gracias, querida, por sus comentarios que hizo volar mi espíritu:)

Me encanta el sonido. Ayer por la noche, por vez primera en mucho tiempo, apagué la tele y dormir con los sonidos de las aves y los carillones de viento. Seguí mi blog abierto a esta música de la naturaleza:). Creo que hasta ahora, no he cerrar la página y el mismo sonido que se ha llenado mi espacio para más de 24 horas. Es imposible cansarse de estos sonidos:). Puedo incluso ver la televisión con él. :)

besosssss

Sans! said...

Usted está impresionante, Olga! Por visitarnos y por comentar. ¡Gracias!

Abrazos

Sans! said...

Glenda, did you read it in the wee hours when it was still dark ?:):)

THANK YOU for being here!

Sans! said...

Margriet, I am glad you have enjoyed this. That gave me a lot of pleasure and is a main reason I am encouraged to blog :")

Sans! said...

Hola de nuevo María Luisa, es muy bueno verte de nuevo en mi jardín. Amaré a una rana en una de mis hojas:), aunque las ranas son muy ruidosa por la noche! :) jajajaja

A. Wright said...

It's so beautiful Sans!

Eva said...

I can smell, feel, hear...everything about your post....Definitely you need a fairy in you world :)
This post is magic like the other one (I Know, you told me)
Soon one tiny fairy will fly to Singapore :) Let me prepare the flight...LOL...we need somedays more....

bastrota said...

Ohhh, pssst, I want to be quiet.

So I only say: "wonderful" and "thank you, Sans" for the possibility to dream and to enjoy.

Hugs and greetings
Marion

Snowfern said...

^ ^ very poetic i RIKES! the soundtrack very nice also! ^ ^

really really loving the whole scene, wahhhhh~~ *as usual, lost for words*

Sans! said...

Thank you so much Birgit for your praises :). You may not have found the word but you have said so much so beautifully and I am very moved :).

I am going over to your blog to check out your giveaway :):).

Ara said...

The weirdest thing is happening. Right before I read your post this morning I heard the chimes outside our house ring for the very FIRST time! We have had them for months now and I have never heard them make any noise at all. I had to look make sure someone wasn't out there playing with them! Maybe it was you??? They are still playing now as I read through your post!! .... Oh no - I now feel silly as I just realized it was your music! haha - I guess I have still never heard our chimes make noise! Wonderful post with beautiful pictures!! and GREAT sound effects!! lol - ara

Piikko said...

Sans, your garden is really peaceful place. I feel myself so relaxed after visit there. I think I'll be back after my working day...
Dear friend, I wish you Very Happy Valentine's Day!!!
:D piikko

Sans! said...

Birgit, I have gone over to your blog to say hi to Miss Snow White :):).

Sans! said...

Hello Victoria, my Queen of Darkness :). I am not sure if peace is your cup of tea, My Highness :):) but I hope you have enjoyed your stay.

Sans! said...

Hugs and kisses to you, Ani. I love the Tiger Award :) but what's the name of the award?

Anyway, one of my favourite animals is the white tiger :). You know those games when they ask you what animal do you want to be? I always says white tiger as my 1st choice :).

So thank you for thinking of me :)

Sans! said...

Caterina, I have turned you into a little fairy princess and you can stay here for however long you wish. And over here, all your dreams can come true.

Sometimes, we think we hit a dead end but really it could be a new beginning. Who knows?

A friend had just given me the name of a tarot card reader. Hmmm...but is it better than we know everything before it happens?

Now how is your day today? It's Valentine's Day and I will be meeting my girlfriends for a traditional valentine's day drinks session. I love it that I am spending this day with my girlfriends who have seen me through thick and thin :).How about you, dearie?

cockerina said...

Sans dear! thanks very much for your hospitality in the garden of the fairies! is a real pleasure to be here, to lick their wounds, and to remain silent to hear the voice of nature! ...
I send you an email.
good day!!
Caterina

Sans! said...

My dear Betsy, :):), Happy Valentine's Day! I hope yours is fabulous and filled with love and life!

Do you know I always save your comments for a really special time and place :) so I can slowly savour the sweetness of your words :)? They just invariably cheer me up :). I am really happy , Betsy, really really happy that you are here to experience my little oasis.

I don't think I have felt as excited with my other creations. I mean, I love making everything but this pond really makes me feel like I have done something very close to my heart. Of course, there are little things I am not completely satisfied with but overall, I think this garden score 80/100 on the HowPleasedIAmWithMyWork scale :).

You know the morning dew? It is me experimenting with glue again. I am so pleased with how it has turned out :). You can't really see these details with the naked eye but the photos really captured the magic of the moment :).

Also when you are making butterflies for your garden, use the hair on your paint brush for their antennas. Preferably after you have just used the brush to paint something black. The hair really enhance the realism of the pretty creatures :).

I hope you will build your garden. I am POSITIVE you will do a really wonderful job!

By the way, the chimes in my house sound really similar to this one on my blog :).

Love and kisses to you:)!

Sans! said...

Flora,like you, I am just a child of the universe :):):).

Thank you for sharing my love of this oasis :). You have written poetry for my humble garden and I am moved beyond words :).

I shall now wave my magic wand and sound my chime to herald the coming of all the happiness and beauty into your life :).

Sans! said...

Flora,like you, I am just a child of the universe :):):).

Thank you for sharing my love of this oasis :). You have written poetry for my humble garden and I am moved beyond words :).

I shall now wave my magic wand and sound my chime to herald the coming of all the happiness and beauty into your life :).

Sans! said...

Hello Meli :):). You are a early riser and a morning person? :) Then you are a lark :) . They say that it is in the genes whether you are a lark or an owl (night person). Some believe it may also e related to the time you were born. I was born at night around 11 plus pm, almost 12 midnight :).

Over the years, because I don't need much sleep, I have come to love the wee hours of the morning , waiting for the break of dawn. Thats why I am familiar with the smell of the cold crisp air just before sunrise :).

I think you will like it here, Meli :). I like to think I have built the garden not only for my dolls, but also for myself and definitely for my friends :)

Sans! said...

Thank you so much for visiting April!

Sans! said...

Oooooooooooooooooooh Eva :):). I can't believe it! A real fairy ! :):) But she will have o be reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal tiny to fit into this garden :) but no worries, if she doesn't like this wee oasis, I will build a brand new one for her :). Now that too will take a little bit of time :).

In the meantime, I am sure she can sleep on my tree, play with the forgotten bird amidst the pine or dip her legs in the pond ;p. OR she can help Ro with all the housework and cooking in the house LOL!

Ana Anselmo said...

Sans, your photos are gorgeous!!!!! (I wish you were here to take some photos of my things). The last one with that fantastic window, I just love it!!!
Love from Lisbon
Ana

Sans! said...

*whispers softly

Hi Marion :)

Welcome

Please stay :)

I really love your company :)

Ani said...

I'm so happy that you comment on my stuff! thanks!
I looked for you which is the name of the award of the tiger, but I'm sorry I have not found! I also liked the award because the tiger is also one of my son's favorite animals .. Tiger's Award ? : D I don't know :(
a big hug Sans.. and continuing as an artist! we love it!

Patty said...

WHEW..........Sans, I feel like I have just meditated for a short while....your sweet poem, the birds and the chimes....aaaaaaaahhhhhh...I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE that window!!! It is amazing and colorful. Your garden is exquisite!!

Jollie said...

Dear Sans,

I just love this place of serenity...
makes me feel at home ;)

Hugs, Jollie

Sans! said...

Cindy, thank you! When you are lost for words , just use your cute emoticons :) I love them but can never remember how to type them :).

Just saw your incredible fruits! You are officially the master, woman!

Sans! said...

Hehehehe, Ara, you got me thinking "what an incredible story! " :) . Thought I could really make your chimes chime ! :) But actually I can, I really can!

Nevermind, pretend it is your windchimes sounding! I am in my sister's office and using her laptop right now with my post online and her colleagues are wodnering where the world the windchimes are :).

Sans! said...

Piiko, how was your Valentine's Day? Although it is over, I feel like I am still celebrating it :). A friend just called me from Shanghai to check how I was and we spoke for 15 minutes. He was telling silly kinderarten jokes that don't make sense just to make me laugh :).

I will be so happy if my garden is used more :). Last night a girlfriend came to my home and saw the house I am building . She made me happy too with her ooohs and ahhhhs when she saw my garden :)

Sans! said...

Caterina, please expect my reply to your email. I am not home and using everyone elses' laptops . So I try not to send emails until I amon my own laptop.

I am glad you are here again and I can't wait to talk to you again soon !

Sans! said...

Ana , you take som ereally fabulous pictures yourself :).

I take many and choose the few that I like. :) Some of the pictures I adjust the lights a bit. I don't like taking pictures indoor but the house is now too heavy for me to carry outdoor by myself.

You like the last picture? My favourite in this post is the one with the butterfly and the morning dew. I took soooooooooooooo many pictures just to get this one :). The dew is glue and I think the brush for the antennaes of the butterfly really turned out well :).

I like tis picture because it is very diffcult to see all the details , like the dew and the antennaes with the naked eye. :)

But I am thrilled that you like the window :). I was just wondering if the valance work well :) and from your wonderful and generous compliment, I guess they didn't turn out so bad :).

Sans! said...

Ana , you take som ereally fabulous pictures yourself :).

I take many and choose the few that I like. :) Some of the pictures I adjust the lights a bit. I don't like taking pictures indoor but the house is now too heavy for me to carry outdoor by myself.

You like the last picture? My favourite in this post is the one with the butterfly and the morning dew. I took soooooooooooooo many pictures just to get this one :). The dew is glue and I think the brush for the antennaes of the butterfly really turned out well :).

I like tis picture because it is very diffcult to see all the details , like the dew and the antennaes with the naked eye. :)

But I am thrilled that you like the window :). I was just wondering if the valance work well :) and from your wonderful and generous compliment, I guess they didn't turn out so bad :).

Sans! said...

Thank you Ani! I am so thankful for my art :). I am sane because of it. Ever heard of the kundalini experience in yoga? I just told someone this morning that I have experienced so much peace and harmony in my dollhouse that if anyone can experience a kundalini experience, it's me :):):)

I have named the award, the Happy Tiger award :)

Sans! said...

Patty :) thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuu :)

This is a great day to end the day , you know, to th songs of praises :)

I am glad you have enjoyed yourself here :).

Sans! said...

Jollie, mi casa es su casa :).

Thank you for your visit :)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Sans, what a great post! Love your garden in the village.
Beautiful and very peaceful!
Hugs

Sans! said...

Thank you Norma! It's great to see you here :)

Something near is bringing some activity to the porch :)

Jollie said...

Thank you for your kind words Sans, it makes me feel even more at home here at your wonderful place ;)

Hugs, Jollie

Sans! said...

I have just sent you a reply, Jollie :):) . It's very long ..hahaha :)

Pubdoll said...

Ahhh, I feel so relaxed after visiting your garden! I love the light from the dark morning light and the golden sun to the broad daylight. And it's filled with such wonderful and exotic flowers, plants and butterflies! A real treat, thank you my dear!

Sans! said...

You brought me back here , Helene and I realised how much I actually like this post. If I may say so myself :):). The 1st pic is one of the rare pictures I took that I actually thought..hmmm, this does not suck :). That and the one with the butterfly on the dewy echeveria succulent :):)<---Alison taught me the term :).

Minka's Studio said...

Love the painted shutters. You might enjoy this blog (not mine...just a fav of mine).
http://mesimagesdinde.blogspot.com/

Sans! said...

You know what, Minka? I do , I do! I am now following his blog :). Those are truly amazing pictures of India. I love that he saw the India few could :). His work is inspiring!

Thank you so much for sharing the link, Minka!!

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