My cousin from the North came down yesterday and her best friend drove up from the next state over. When they come to town, I drop everything if I can. I was on vacation/staycation last week so it was the perfect timing for a visit.

The magical clock in the picture above came with a pair of matching candelabras for a mere thousand dollars……yikes! I love everything about it….right down to the Greenman in the center of the clock but a thousand dollars? No wonder it’s been sitting in the store for years. It is a 25″ Imperial Brass Franz Hermle Italian/German Brass Mantle Clock. I have found it on various sites for $125.00 or less….which is much more reasonable. I did by a book from 1812 about fairies and other stories of wonder, but that was it from this place.

I have been down quite the rabbit hole lately…it is multi-faceted. You pick…Tartary, the book of Enoch, mud floods, and resets. Locally I have not been able to find much but I do have an antique map coming from across the pond the notes the Tartarian Empire. Reference books about the Tuatha De Danann are impossible to find so I have to take what I can get. One rabbit hole…leads to another and some days it can be exhausting. So I am always seeking out the unusual in unique places.

The last two days I think we covered almost all of the thrift stores and most of the antique stores….it has been quite the adventure. The only exception was our trek through the cemetery. We spent hours seeking out my grandmother’s baby brother who died at five months. Once we located and documented the find, then we moved on to the rest of the family members. Most of the graves had overgrowth and we didn’t think to bring tools so we used our hands.

Traipsing through the graveyard barefoot….check, using your bare hands to clear off overgrowth on tombstones….check, finding the elusive tombstone…check. This was the end of my all trees and few people week. I spent many hours by myself following the trails and playing with the light,,,always surprised at the results. Nature is magic…never forget. I know I never will…

Tomorrow morning we will meet again for the send off…until next year. We have grand plans for next year but who knows what the world will bring….Zia


About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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