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Elisabeth is my second cousin (i think that’s how it works). Her mother sent me a shot of her taken in their back garden- Elisabeth in her gorgeous red ruffle skirt in Mum’s favourite chair! I can’t take credit for the set up – only the post work :) I found the poem in the background on a website – poetry from children – In english it says

I MADE a ring of leaves
On the autumn grass:
I was a fairy queen all day.
Inside the ring, the wind wore sandals
Not to make a noise of going.
The caterpillars, like little snow men,
Had wound themselves in their winter coats.
The hands of the trees were bare
And their fingers fluttered.
I was a queen of yellow leaves and brown,
And the redness of my fairy ring
Kept me warm.
For the wind blew near,
Though he made no noise of going,
And I hadn’t a close-made wrap
Like the caterpillars.
Even a queen of fairies can be cold
When summer has forgotten and gone!
Keep me warm, red leaves;
Don’t let the frost tiptoe into my ring
On the magic grass!


  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 4 years ago

    Very sweet.

  • Thanks P!!! How are you lovely?

    – Kristi Bryant

  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonover 4 years ago

    such a sweet capture & composition Kristi :)

  • naaaw thanks Debs- more info will be on the right soon xxx

    – Kristi Bryant

  • LooseImages
    LooseImagesover 4 years ago

    A beautiful shot. Lucy

  • Thanks Lucy! Love your black and whites! x

    – Kristi Bryant

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    breathless! wonderful! :)

  • isn’t she beautiful?!!! thanks Karin xx

    – Kristi Bryant

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 4 years ago

    how unique!

  • thanks Patricia!

    – Kristi Bryant

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakeover 4 years ago

    So so cute.

  • Thanks Tanya!

    – Kristi Bryant

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