"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Queen of the Willow Ball

No, not me!  But, this adorable porcelain Hummingbird!  Some of you know that I was a first-time guest at the 2010 Willow Ball!  (Some of you......were also there!)  A great, fun-filled and occasionally "naughty" time was had by all!  Our wonderful Hostess - Willow - had two prizes available for all of the many guests to vie for.....and - unbelievably - I was one of the winners!  I was the recepient of this gorgeous Hummingbird!  Not only is she beautiful - but for me - she is truly meaningful.  My Mum adored these little "speed demons" and now, whenever I see (or hear one), I feel she is sending me a hug and letting me know she still looks after me.

Thank you  Dear Willow!  I will always treasure the little feathery one.....and it will be a sweet and magical rememberance of my very first Willow Ball!

And....of course - she qualifies as my "Animal Wednesday" subject!  A warm and loving HAW to everyone!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

22 comments:

  1. How sweet!! And it looks like it opens!! Lucky you, but I'm not surprised you were one of the winners with the ensemble you chose ;)

    I'll give you a quick call before you dash off for your evening with Placido ;)

    xoxo♥

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  2. Oh you have an evening with Placido??!!!
    I love him! When we will meet I will tell you a nice story about him!
    How nice your Mom sent you a sign in the appearance of a hummingbird!
    For Lo and me this is a special bird too. Glad to know it is for you also!
    What a delicate bird dear! Just like you ♥
    And how nice you won, you deserve it. Bet you were the most beautiful creature on that ball!

    ♥♥♥
    >M<

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  3. did my last comment come up?

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  4. what a lovely gift so beautiful and full of significance. Congratulations.

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  5. congrats dear robin on your lovely prize from willow -- a great reminder of our shared time at the ball!!!

    hope you're all settled back in now that you're back from your whirlwind trip!

    xoxo

    p.s. LOVE the vivaldi clip! perfect for today's weather ;-)

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  6. Just a quick visit to give you a hug. Getting ready for tomorrow and I am already so tired...sigh. This will be 5th of 8th, then we shall see what that brings.

    Much love and hoping to give you a big hug in person soon.

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  7. Oh how wonderful! I love how much it means to you, bringing such good memories. And now the lovely hummingbird brings even more good to you, with added new memories.

    enjoy your sunshiny days Robin! (did i tell you the fog is back here? agg!)

    xoxo
    lori

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  8. So happy to see the little Speedy Demon arrived safe and sound, Robin. She looks quite happy in her new home! xx

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  9. Lo - the Humminbird DOES open! I am deciding what little treasure to give her to "protect"!

    She is a beauty....and receiving her was a thrill.

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  10. Marianne....you are so sweet! I assure you I was not the most beautiful 'creature' at the Ball....in fact, our "Hostess" - Willow is a stunner! and there were many beauties (of both sexes)...including our Suki - a gorgeous "Flapper"!

    Yes, one day, we must trade "Placi" stories.....

    I am so happy (but not at all surprised) that you, Lo and I are Hummingbird lovers!

    Love to you and your wonderful family....Including the four footed ones!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  11. Mim.....alas - Blogger devoured your comment!
    (But I am still laughing after seeing your Bar Mitzvah post!!!!)

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  12. Suki, my fellow ball-attendee.... that really was fun! Next year, I plan not to be flying on the day of the Ball so I can participate more! Looking forward to more "virtual" shopping for our gowns and accessories!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  13. Amanda.....(my "twin")..... I do love this little hummingbird.... and "winning" it came at a time in my life when it brought so much joy!

    I am feeling lighter in every way...and looking forward to a gorgeous Autumn!

    Next year, we will have to TOP ourselves at the Ball! I know we can do it! Ha-ha!

    Happy Autumn to you and yours!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  14. La Bella Contessa Allegra.....you KNOW how much it means to me to have a visit from you...

    Every ounce of strength and love that is me...goes out to you daily.... I am there with you in Spirit....and one day - in PERSON!

    Love to you and "B",

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  15. Lori, a visit from you is always so wonderful! Thank you for your sweet words...

    F-O-G.....oh noooooo... I hope that today is brighter - we are still enjoying SUN...it has been one week of consecutive warmth...but this morning, there is a breeze and already a 20 degree drop - so I know "you know who" is wafting out there to the West.....and will probably make an appearance later today.

    It's ok....we will make our own sunshine within!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  16. Willow..... she is indeed happy - I have her on a raised vitrine with some much-beloved pieces from my Mum, my relatives in Croatia and Ireland and a few special pieces I have collected in my travels....

    I love her so much!

    And you too!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  17. How lovely to have a hummingbird stay with you, Robin! Hummingbirds invite us to experience the beauty in the present moment, to laugh and appreciate the magic of living. I have forever loved hummingbirds...I even wrote about one this year who alighted upon my head and left his calling card...

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  18. Congratulations Robin, your a Winner all over :))
    Beautiful how everyone has a special way to talk with our loved ones over the rainbow.

    Beaudor gives you a big wet one he's so proud of you.

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  19. Dear Marion - I am so glad you visited! I am not at all surprised that a Hummingbird alit on your head - you have that magic way with all animals! I love your blog! And....having a bird "poop" on your head is considered good luck!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  20. Marja - you're back from your long and wonderful weeeknd! You are so sweet! And yes...it is comforting to know one can communicate with our Loved Ones!

    Oooh....I felt that big, wet one from my beloved Beaudor!!!!! Please kiss him on his beautiful forehead for me! And a BIG HUG to you, my dear!

    Love to both,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  21. Happy Monday to you my dear, I am out and about visiting my very special friends, and of course I am here. I hope your week is filled with laughter, good friends, and things that make you happy. Much love from both of us.

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  22. hello wrobin, it is not right that i am not here early more of the time. i think you may need to knock on my door tempting me with special cupcakes (hahahhaahaha!!!)

    this hummingbird is precious. and two comments from dear allegra. you must be one special hummingbird yourself :)

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