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Friday, September 5, 2014

Tim and Tina ~ A Love Story

Today I would like to introduce you to fellow blogger Mary, a wonderful writer of whimsical poetry. Some of you may already be following her fun and magical world at Lemonade on My Patio.
Mary describes herself and invites you to her blog...
"Just myself, Mary, thinking about this world of ours, our history, things we like, things we do. I love to tell stories and I'd love to hear yours!"

Why thank you Mary! I was happy to join your blog
and hear your fantastic stories!
Oh, yes, Mary tells wonderful stories! She tells stories about cute little animals like Marcia the kitty who bakes pies or Alex and Avery the reading rabbits! You may also find a poem to fire up those brain cells on Haiku Friday!

Mary was quite gracious when I asked her to write a poem for my two sweet little friends Tim and Tina Turtle! So let's begin our journey with them now....

Tim and Tina in their backyard.

Tim and Tina

Tim and Tina live beside Listening Lake
They're wonderful turtles who loving friends make!
They take slow walks in the rain...
Down lovely Lily Lane.
They only eat veggies, and never eat cake!

Walking through the rain.

Tina has developed a crush on Tim...
He's very intelligent; not at all dim!
When Tim looks at Tina... what does he see?
And Tina wonders, 'Can Tim see the real me?'
Soon Tina will confess her feelings, and go out on a limb.

Friday Tim and Tina are going out for lunch...
Tim picked her some daisies... a whole big bunch!
Tina will wear a little blue bow...
It was a special gift, from her friend, Turtle Moe!
Tina loves Tim... about this, he has a hunch!

Tina never used to be shy around Tim...
But the last couple of months... she's been shy around him.
Tina has such sweet turtle eyes...
Tim sees this; her beauty he spies!
When they're together, they're anything but grim.

Picnic at Listening Lake.

Tim and Tina lunch by Listening Lake....
It's a summer picnic, so their sweet time they take!
There's a legend around that the beautiful lake listens...
It shines and sparkles, and deep blue it glistens!
And Tim's a true gentleman; after all, he's no rake!

A stroll by the lake.

Tina tells Tim how she truly feels.
And Tim is so happy, his mind really reels!
He tells sweet Tina that he loves her too...
And he asks her, 'Tina, please marry me, do!'
Tina says yes, and the trees around them sing!
The lake has listened, and is happy... wedding bells will ring!

by Mary Raynes

Wedding Day for Tim and Tina.

Thank you Mary for turning my little idea into a magical memory where Tim and Tina will live happily ever after! Please visit Mary at her blog and say hello! Tim and Tina have returned to everyday life and are available in my shop! The photos above have been enhanced and edited for your enjoyment!

I hope you have all enjoyed your time here. 
Have a magical weekend! ~~ Diane


  1. What a cute little story. I'll have to visit Mary and say hello.
    Have a nice weekend.

  2. That's really cute and must have taken a while to write.

    And I KNEW turtles had love stories, too! ;o)

  3. Very cute story and photos! And I'm a follower of Mary's blog. She always creates the most interesting posts. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. This is a beautiful post, Diane. Thank you so much for inviting me to your wonderful blog. Your photos are so creative and perfect. Just how i pictured Tina and Tim! :) Have a fabulous weekend! (And i love your music selection too!)

  5. Oh, that Mary! She has such a wonderful imagination!

  6. I do love a good turtle story :)
    Such beautiful music as well.
    Happy weekend Diane.

  7. Tina and Tim are to be wed, I would love to attend.
    You must put this post on Facebook, I’m sure it would Trend!

    Excuse the 'poetry'! I’m away to visit Mary now. I can’t wait to see more.
    Have a lovely weekend, Barbara xx

  8. That's very lovely and sweet, ladies (and no bats, to boot!)

  9. Diane, your post has made my day, how lovely! The music, the story, the photos....perfect!

  10. Mary brought your photos to life, wonderful!

  11. A charming story, well illustrated!

  12. So sweet! I had my volume up quite loud and when your blog music came on I wondered where it was coming from - haha! Have a great week. :)

  13. Oh Diane - what a charming post. Enjoyed those lovely pictures as well as Mary's story. I will be sure to visit her when I get finished here. The music you have chosen if just gorgeous. So relaxing. Thank you for sharing. Hugs

  14. This is so cute! I love this! My heart is smiling! Thank you ;o) You have made my day! Big Hugs ;o)


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