Though it has been said time and time again, it must be said again:
“Oh you are the best friends anybody ever had, and its funny,
but I feel if as if I’d known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I ?”
We’re off to see Virginia, The Wonderful Virginia of Bel’ Occhio’s Blog.
You’ll find she is a whiz of a Wiz! If ever a Wiz! there was.
If ever oh ever a Wiz! there was Virginia of Bel’ Occhio’s Blog is one because,
Because, because, because, because, because.
Because of the wonderful things she does and creates and writes and paints and plants and cooks……….oh my!
We’re off to see Virginia. The Wonderful Wizard of Bel’ Occhio’s Blog……… Also known as The Goddess of the Rainbow…..The Iris Goddess
Recently The Tin Man and his Spouse ventured off on a two week train trip across beautiful Canada.
Their trip began in Niagara Falls and they trekked across the woodlands and plains, then over and through the majestic Rocky Mountains..
as they traveled each day brought them closer and closer to Virginia.
Virginia, known only through her most amazing blog: BEL’ OCCHIO’S – The Beautiful Eye
Tin Man and Spouse were all a dither when they finally arrived in Vancouver to Meet Virginia and the Good Husband
The day arrived ………..the elevator door opened and so it was begun…
…the Friendship of a Lifetime……..Hugs that did not want to be released…..
Arms tucked together like lost lovers in the side streets of Paris….
Giggles and Whispers……..Eyes Moist with Emotion…
so it began….
Here is the Story in Virginia’s Words…..CLICK ME
After a delightful respite with coffee on the patio of the hotel, we ventured off to the Center of Oz
FINALLY, I enter into the magical world I have seen on Virginia’s Blog…..
Oh, to be surrounded by Paris……every nook, every detail……a personal touch…..creations all by the hand of Virginia….marvelous
The Good Husband has built Ships………ships on which we can carry our dreams and desires….
This Parisian Refuge is tucked in the Canadian Countryside…..lush and green, a place where human sustenance begins….
On the Back Patio…..a Garden Bed, in which to lounge and read as Oswald The Gentleman Rabbit comes to visit….pure magic, I say, pure magic lives here….
We began on the Front Patio…..with fresh baked scones, prepared by The Good Husbands….
We spoke of Theadora Wizard of the magic kingdom of PARIS: PEOPLE, PLACES AND BLING!
and our friend Goddess of the Beach THE COASTAL CRONE
There were even Poppies…..not the Poison Kind, after all this is real life – not the movie!
Story after Story……..Laugh after Laugh……..Introspection after Introspection….the bond was formed
but………..it was time…….The Culinary Goddess began her Magic…..
She pulled out her Magic Wand and we were under her spell….
Silence and Let the Magic Work…
It was if The Good Husband and Virginia entered into a beautiful Viennese Waltz….and allowed us to join them….
The Magical Elixir was produced….a Grand Cru ’81 Margaux….oh my…
The Rooms filled with the Fragrances of the Culinary Magic and the air felt as if it was filled with Fairy Dust…
Check out the menu and recipes CLICK HERE
The enchanting table inviting us to sit……..we, hesitant knowing that the day was coming to an end….
Then The Magical Culinary Goddess produced Humming Bird Cake……baked especially for the Tin Man because Virginia remembered that Mother of Tin Man made this when he was a wee tot…such love….
We lingered as long as we could …..our embraces new again….one last look back and there was the faithful Buddha holding a flower in his lap for our safe travel, as always…
Never, Ever, Ever…….in my wildest dreams did I ever think that a blog would lead me down The Yellow Brick Road of Life to find soul mates waiting at the end!
Never turn away from the gifts that life brings you, for they are abundant..
To Virginia and The Good Husband……..our Most Dear and Marvelous New Friends,
Thank You for Such Beautiful Memories!
If you want to read more about this day, here are Virginia’s Stories….
DINNER WITH THE TIN MAN……TALES OF THE EMERALD CITY