Saturday, 30 September 2017

Silver on the Tree

I love the shades of grey and silver here in this tree bark with hints of copper. I am reminded of two much-read childhood stories.

Susan Cooper wrote her children's fantasy series about the Old Ones, exploring the forces of good and evil. Her book set in Wales is called Silver on the Tree. Mountains, lakes, and a story populated by a rustic chorus of locals create the dramatic backdrop for the introduction of the mythical Arthur ... and his son.  

C S Lewis, wrote his allegorical Narnian Chronicles for children two decades earlier. My favourite story is The Silver Chair. A fairy tale featuring giants, a serpentine enchantress, and a lugubrious marshwiggle. 

Happy memories. Go-to books for comfort. Magical silver worth its weight in gold.

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