Welcome traveler...

..for those who seek stranger worlds..

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Thank you for carrying us through the forest

Tea Rat: Well Olaf, you and I, we finally made it. You've been a perfect steed, as one can see by your tattered
and worn skin
your sagging but strong back.

And in pursuit of 

The Butter Castle

from the early days, 

we catch a glimpse


a small ruin

in the company of a lone creature

and the five moons 



Where will our journeys take us in 2018 

dear friends?

We have endless moons to choose 

from which to launch.

See you in the sky.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Here we are..

                         How surprised they are to see us..
                                    maybe they didn't expect to see us travelers again.

                             ..the road to the castle of butter was long...

                                        We made it...through snow and Ice..
                                                                  ..its winter in Nowhere..
                                                                                     ..and here we are..


Sunday, December 24, 2017

In Nowhere, It's Always the Night Before Christmas



time going forward

do not exist in Nowhere.

How can they?

When laughter and friendships 

write themselves

on the human landscape

time is memory 

that can be opened any day

distance can be traveled

within the heart

and Christmas 

is forever.

To my friends from Nowhere

on this night before Christmas

I'm thinking of you all.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Someone is going to have a very special birthday

And we hope

she will find her way

up the stairway

 through the decorated forest

to Nowhere


her friends want to invite her

to step onto new shores

and set sail

for an enchanting journey

through her extraordinary life.

 Happy Birthday



All photos by anita pelayo rivera  les dames d'abord


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

There is a Birthday

The summer months sweep us up so swiftly

into enchantment

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the earthly calendar is often overlooked

here in Nowhere

but must be remembered;

step into celebration with me

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to wish our dear 



Happy Birthday!

We wish many years of light and love

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to our own angel here in Nowhere,

Penny from Angelsdoor

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Meet the Artists

The long-awaited

Summer Concert with Bebe

Penny White from Angelsdoor

shall commence

in a few summer days.

We can't tell you a specific date


summer is a timeless notion 

that exists only somewhere

in Nowhere.


you are invited as sweet Bebe has proposed

to tumble into Nowhere

flop onto a blanket on the grass

and let your Nowhereian ear wander.


Before the music begins

you must

Meet the Artists:

Introducing Wink

anita pelayo rivera  - Wink by Penny White

who began his studies at the prestigious

Academy of Mus Musculus Music

This shall be his first concert on the green.

Our second guest is the three-time award winning 



who can tickle them 88s like no one can.

anita pelayo rivera Dot by Penny White

and of course

a proper summer concert must include veteran




(who has passed on the baton to Bebe for this event)



and tealogian


anita pelayo rivera Tea Rat by Penny White

whose musical abilities extend to the 

uncanny skill

of playing the classics 

with one hand clutching his tea cup.

So there you have it.

Let a few summer breezes pass

and come back to enjoy 

Bebe's Summer Concert

on the green.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Summer Concert with Bebe

Tap, tap, tap!   Ok.  Where is Tea Rat?   The concert should start soon, and I hear from a good source that Tea Rat is a divine  piano player.
There may have been a slight problem getting the piano over the hills, but I am sure he will be here shortly..  
I hope you all will come gather around and listen to the concert.
See you soon

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Wishing you the most marvelous B-Day ever dearest Nita from Nowhere..
Love from all of us..


Sunday, January 8, 2017


Night is lifting 

and so are the memories 


The Castle of Butter's past.

Tea Rat has taken it upon


to look into his tool chest

and bring Butter Castle

back to its former state.

He built a new chimney

and applied the stone and brick

on his own

while Rattus repaired 

the chandeliers.

(Thank you Penny and Jeri for your suggestions!)

Castle made by Anita Pelayo Rivera

Friday, January 6, 2017

Wandering and Wondering

The night had fallen 

but a luminous companion in the sky

led the two travelers toward

the frozen ledge of a horizon.

There, situated as if on a looking glass

stood an abandoned timbered castle.

"I'm beginning to wonder old man, where I've seen 

this dwelling."

"Has your mind wandered away from you son, have you

forgotten the spring of your wonderings? 

This is


"But of course old man; this was our destination

the day I faced the giant, the day we met 

Bebe and Miss Moussie.

Our travels began somewhere...oh, where

were we going, please remind me."

We were going Nowhere and to our great delight

it took us 


we wanted to be."


Wishes for a wondrous 2017



The Dutchess




and to all who have passed this way.

Paper mâché castle made by Anita Pelayo Rivera

Saturday, November 12, 2016

There you are.....

-I am sorry little Mouse...I can't make it..
-What is wrong Big Bear..do tell me..
-My heart is to heavy..its keeping me down..
-Then let me lift you up Big Bear..
-I believe that's to much weight for a little Mouse..
-For a Mouse..maybe ..but for a friend Big Bear..NEVER...

      There you are my Nowhere travelers..
            ...we are on the road again...

Did you bring your Imagination..xoxo

Friday, November 11, 2016

Shall we..

                                  Its time..
                                     Go...  Find your key..

..we are the brave ones..
..............now enter...I will be waiting ............................
. .

And I'll put the kettle on...

Monday, August 22, 2016

The garden is glowing

with the dancing wicks 





It's in this garden

eight years ago

that I met a mouse

But this mouse

did not scurry from one end of my patch to another

but rather

from one side of the Atlantic

to this side of 


Dank goede vriend

for telling us the story 

of a Big Bear and a Little Mouse

for sparking the creation of 

Tea Rat and Rattus

for entertaining Bebe and all the other characters

of our improvisation.

We have fond memories of you.

Happy Birthday

fijne verjaardag lieve zuster. 


Monday, June 27, 2016

You Taught Me How to Dance - Happy Birthday Dearest Penny

They're  coming.

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They're coming 

from all ends of Nowhere

such as 

The Castle of Butter

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Witzend Park

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and the hidden chambers


the childhood heart.

photo anita pelayo rivera Bebe the mouse by Penny White

They're coming to celebrate

the beginning of a life

that taught


all of us...

how to dance.

We are separated only

by miles and time.

But the imagination 

truly knows no borders

therefore dearest Penny,

we all wish you a 

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 Tea Rat has baked cakes to sell

anita pelayo rivera Tea Rat felted animal by Penny White

cakes by Penny White and Violet Skiles

and has sold the last slice 

of blueberry cheesecake.

anita pelayo rivera Wink the mouse by Penny White

and though all the sweets are long gone

we will always have a picnic

in Nowhere

thanks to you.

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Happy birthday beloved friend.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Nita..

                Wishing you a beautiful day..