Why Trees Dance In The Wind

Hey, everyone! I got inspired by the trees dancing in the wind recently to write a story about it. Anyway, here’s a few related blog posts: http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/03/22/how-the-sea-expanded/http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/03/20/how-flowers-got-their-color/, and http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/03/19/what-if-rainbows-were-magical/. I hope you enjoy!

Once long ago there lived an apple tree who felt that something was missing. But the apple tree didn’t know what was missing. The apple tree’s name was Applicious. So Applicious went to Cherryilious the Cherry tree for help.

Cherryilious said, “Welcome, Applicious! I’ve heard that you know something is missing. Unfortunately, I don’t know what’s missing either. Maybe Windyicious the Wind Flower would know.”

Applicious said, “Ok, thank you anyway. I must get going to Windyicious’s place. Bye, Cherryilious!” So Applicious went to Windyicious for any ideas. Windyicious said, “What can I do to help you today, Miss Applicious?”

Applicious said, “Cherryilious sent me. I wanted to know what was missing. Do you know why?” Windyicious laughed and said, “Yes, I think I know. You aren’t feeling the wind moving through your branches, are you?”

Applicious responded, “Yes, that’s what is missing. Now, I have 1 last question. How am I supposed to feel the wind flowing through my branches?” “Well, just sway lightly like this.”, Windyicious said as he swayed a little.

Applicious said, “Thank you for showing me how to feel the wind flowing through my branches. Now, I must go.” So Applicious stopped by Cherryilious’s place to teach her what Windyicious taught Applicious.

.After Applicious left, she directly went home and how she danced and swayed in the wind. And from that day on, the trees were very happy. So if you ever see trees swaying in the wind that may have been Applicious and Cherryilious. That’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed the story!

Why Trees Sparkle with Water

Hey, everyone! On February 13th, I saw the trees sparkle with melted snow and it inspired me to write this story. Here are some other stories: http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/02/02/how-rain-came-to-be-natures-glitter/http://lilliandarnell.com/2016/07/20/a-happy-world/,  and http://lilliandarnell.com/2017/03/09/angel-island/. I hope you enjoy!

Once long ago, there lived a family of trees in a faraway land of Tree Land. The trees names were Pine, Cherry, Apple, and Fire (also known as Delphine). They all lived happily in their home which was called the Palace of Fruit. One day,  an invitation arrived at the Palace of Fruit.

The invitation had said that the Ice King was having a tree ball to find the perfect tree for him to decorate. After the family of trees read the invitation, they knew that they had to have the most beautiful dress ever.

So Cherry and Apple went to Fashionable Blooms Store to look for a gorgeous dress. Meanwhile, Pine and Fire went to Fairytale Blossoms Store for a pretty dress. Cherry and Apple realized that they were in the wrong store so they went to Fairytale Blossoms Store instead.

While Cherry and Apple were at Fairytale Blossoms Store, Pine and Fire also had realized that they had been in the wrong store. So Pine and Fire went to Fashionable Blooms Store instead.

Cherry and Apple found a gorgeous sparkly dress aisle made from ice and snow all made from the Ice King. Cherry found a stunning glittery pink dress while Apple found an identical dress except it was a beautiful neon red color.

Pine and Fire found a flaming nutty dress aisle made from pinecones and fires made by the Fire King and Pine King. Fire found a flaming hot red dress while Pine found a pointy brown pine needle dress. Of course, Fire thought it looked a little dull so Fire sprinkled a bit of pinecone dust with glitter on it.

After Cherry and Apple paid for their dresses, they headed to Tree Lane. As they left, Fire and Pine paid for their dresses and they headed to Tree Lane as well to meet up at Olive’s Treet Diner to eat a celebratory meal together.

At the diner, the family of trees chose a peppermint bark salad with a lemon flavored fruit as a side. The family of trees talked about their dresses and Pine & Fire had admitted that they didn’t care about the Ice King. They did care for Pine King and Fire King who also happened to have a ball the same night.

So the family of trees split up for that big night but the big night wasn’t until the end of the month. The month flew by and the big night came, the family of trees got ready together but they split up so they could go to their balls.

That night when the Ice King saw Cherry and Apple in their stunning dresses, he asked to have an icy tree dance with them both separately. Of course, when the ball came to an end, the Ice King couldn’t decide who to decorate so he chose both Cherry and Apple.

Naturally Apple and Cherry were very surprised when he announced that Apple and Cherry were to live and be decorated at his home. Apple and Cherry glanced at each other wondering if Pine and Fire were having the same reaction at their ball.

Meanwhile, when the Fire King and Pine King saw Pine and Fire, the Fire King asked to have a flaming tree dance with Fire while the Pine King asked to have a pointy tree dance with Pine. When the ball was over, Fire King announced that Fire got to stay with him. While the Pine King announced that Pine got to stay with him.

Fire and Pine asked if they could go tell Apple and Cherry the good news. The Fire King and Pine King both agreed. Meanwhile Apple and Cherry were heading to Cherry’s Treat Palace so they could tell the good news to Cherry and Apple.

Fire and Pine had already been at Cherry’s Treat Palace for an hour when Apple and Cherry showed up. Once Cherry and Apple sat down, Cherry and Apple announced that they get to be decorated and stay with the Ice King.

After Cherry and Apple said their news, Fire announced her news and Pine also shared her news. They congratulated each other and went on their way. So if you see any trees sparkling with water, that is Cherry or Apple.

A bare tree with snow in the background.

A bare tree with snow in the background.

Wonderful Book Enchantment: Starfields by Carolyn Marsden

Hey, everyone! This is my 58th book recommendation.  Also, in case you’re wondering the blue links, are Amazon affiliates. Here are some other book recommendation blog posts: http://lilliandarnell.com/2017/08/10/wonderful-book-enchantment-georges-marvelous-medicine-by-ronald-dahl/http://lilliandarnell.com/2016/10/25/books-i-recommend-frozen-by-sarah-nathan-and-sela-roman/, and http://lilliandarnell.com/2016/06/14/books-i-recommend-the-curious-garden-by-peter-brown/. I hope you enjoy!

1. A Simple Case of Angels by Caroline Adderson

2. The Worst Witch Saves The Day by Jill Murphy

3. Race to the South Pole by Kate Messner

4. At War, 1944 by Mary Pope Osborne

5. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

6. Pocket Guide to the Outdoors by Jean Craighead George

7. A Complicated Case by Ulf Nilsson

8. Titanic by Deborah Hopkinson

9. Tree Castle Island by Jean Craighead George

10. Ancient Egyptians by Laura Buller

11. India the Moonstone Fairy by Daisy Meadows

12. Ellie Featherbill All Alone by Daisy Meadows

13. Jessica the Jazz Fairy by Daisy Meadows

14. Cherry the Cake Fairy by Daisy Meadows

15. Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

16. The Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev

17. Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan

18. The Truth of Me by Patricia MacLachlan

19. White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

20. Starfields by Carolyn Marsden

21. Fish Talk by Suzanne Francis

22. Wish by Barbara O’Connor

23. Calico Girl by Jerdine Nolen

24. Lily the Rainforest Fairy by Daisy Meadows

25. Sky Sailors by David L. Bristow

26. The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown

27. Wishes and Wings by Kathleen Duey

28. The Fourth Journey Through Time by Geronimo Stilton

29. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

30. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

31. A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

32. Free In The Skies by Robert Burleigh

33. Cross Stitch Fairies by Claire Crompton, Maria Diaz, Joan Elliott, Lucie Heaton, and Lesley Teare

34. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

35. Who Was George Washington Carver? by Jim Gigliotti

36. Destiny the Rock Star Fairy by Daisy Meadows

37. Me And Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

38. Counting Sheep by Jacqueline Kelly

39. The Mystery Horse by Gertrude Chandler Warner

40. Henry Ford by Hazel B. Aird and Catherine Ruddiman

41. One Step at a Time by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

42. The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman

43. Man Of Peace by Willam Meyers

44. Maggie and the Wish Fish by E.D. Baker

45. Louisa May Alcott by Cary Ryan

46. Eat My Dust! by Monica Kulling

47. Earth From Above by Robert Burleigh Farmer

48. Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas

49. Judy Blume by Kathleen Krull

50. Drowned City by Don Brown

51. Fireflies by Sally M. Walker

52. Dream Weaver by Jonathan London

53. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

54. Lucy the Diamond Fairy by Daisy Meadows

55. Cheryl the Christmas Fairy by Daisy Meadows

56. Man on a Mission by David Hilmers and Rick Houston

57. Keira the Movie Star Fairy by Daisy Meadows

58. Libby the Writing Fairy by Daisy Meadows

59. Collision Course by Gordon Korman

60. Irish Red by Jim Kjelgaard

61. Castle Avamir by Kathleen Duey

62. Melodie the Music Fairy by Daisy Meadows

63. Knit-Knotters by Sam Hay

64. Lindsay the Luck Fairy by Daisy Meadows

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Hello, everyone! You might want to know more about Christmas. Thank you for visiting my blog! Christmas is my favorite holiday. In Argentina, the weather is almost always warm at Christmas. Preparations for Christmas begin very early in December and … Continue reading