Magical Books

For this week’s Lens Artist challenge, Ann-Christine asks us to show what we find magical. My answer: Books.

What an astonishing thing a book is….An author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head….A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
~ Carl Sagan

A hardcover book, opened on a marble table, with a leather bookmark, against a blue-green wall. There's a ceramic pot of blue and white flowers, a stone containing white and purple crystals, and a little owl sculpture with large eyes.A stack of hardcover books on a blue cloth, with a dried white rose in a glass dish and some rose buds and leaves on the top bookPosted in response to Lens Artists Photo Challenge #63: Magical, with thanks to Ann-Christine for posting this week’s challenge.



A Magical Day


I don’t know who this charming little girl is, with her colorful fairy dress and face paint, but I couldn’t resist snapping her picture at a local fair last year. She is riding on a miniature merry-go-round swing, and seems to be taking the experience so seriously. It reminds me that for children, the whole world is magical.

Posted in response to the WordPress Photo Challenge: Magic