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Introduction Hello! Welcome. Years ago, when we moved into our house, I would often go out on the back porch in the evening and see hundreds of fireflies resting in the trees and shrubs in our back yard. I thought they were so beautiful and magical -- like a visit from the fairies -- thus the name of my blog. Sad to say, they don't visit anymore -- too much development I suppose -- but I remember and miss them. I'm never happier than when spending time with my family & friends, making things (knitting, crocheting, embroidering), cooking something good to eat, hiking in the mountains, and wandering around my bower ^v^.
Interests Family, home, food, books, travel, music, art, movies, knitting, crochet & embroidery, hiking.
Favorite Movies Hmmm, where to start. . . okay, Mrs. Miniver, The Thin Man, Now Voyager, African Queen, The Quiet Man, Giant, Gypsy, The Trouble with Angels, The Moonspinners, The Age of Innocence (Scorcese's perfect recreation of Wharton's perfect book -- in my humble opinion), To Kill a Mockingbird (another perfect movie/perfect book), Out of Africa, The Razor's Edge, Howard's End, The Intepreter, Strictly Ballroom, Return to Me, Bewitched, You've Got Mail, Shopgirl, Babel, anything based on Jane Austen's books or about Jane Austen, The Holiday, A Good Year, Un Homme et Une Femme, anything with Doris Day, Little Miss Sunshine (love the ending), Hook, Bright Star, Fairy Tale. . . A True Story, Julie & Julia, The Fox & the Child, An Education, . . . more later. . .
Favorite Music Bossa Nova (Jobim, Baden Powell, Gal Gosta, et al), Gipsy Kings, Classic Rock(Tom Petty, Santana, Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, The Stones. . .), almost anything 80's, Satie, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Old Motown, Dean Martin, Coltrane, Brubeck, Koop, Stevie R. V., . . .
Favorite Books "I Capture the Castle", "The Little White Horse", "Garden Spells", "The Bohemian Manifesto", "Elegance", "Entre Nous", "The Truth About Jane Spring", "Three Black Skirts", "The Light Princess", anything by B. Potter, Tolkein, Elizabeth Goudge, Kathleen Norris, Mary Stewart, Jan Karon, Jane Austen, D. E. Stevenson, Rosamunde Pilcher, MFK Fisher, Ruth Reichl -- more later. . .