Fairy Garden?

Have you seen the movie, “Fairy Tale?”

In it, two little girls discover a raft of fairies down by the river. They build them a tiny house and appease them with fairy cake–a favorite of fairies. Eventually the girls even take photographs of flitting fairies–baffling the whole world.

The movie also mentions that mushrooms and toadstools are magical fairy things. If it’s true–we have a busload of fairy dust floating around our place these days.

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With four days of straight rain–toadstools and mushrooms are popping up everywhere–some in the middle of the yard all alone…

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…most of them in little clusters.

The bald kid mows them down, and the next day…

They pop right back up—sometimes the size of dinner plates.

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These brave souls have even formed themselves into a fairy ring.  In case you didn’t know,  a fairy ring is “the phenomena resulting from the dancing footsteps of fairies; a hallowed place to magical folk.”

Very cool.

Apparently you can get into big trouble for messing with or mowing down a fairy ring–like being stolen away into the fairy kingdom, never to return–that sort of thing.  I told the bald kid to mow around it, you know, just in case. I figured he’d feel pretty bad if they swiped him away to live with the sprites forever. He’s a big guy—Heaven only knows what they’d feed him.

He wasn’t afraid.

He said, “Bring it.”

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This generation and their total disregard for things that really matter.


I believe I shall run and make some cake.

How about you—do you believe in fairies?

5 Replies to “Fairy Garden?”

  1. Bring it! Ha ha ha!!!

    We do have to do something about those mushrooms… unless it will completely devestate the Fairy World… then I guess I can try and get over our silly yard looking like it should be the toppings on a nasty burger. :S

  2. we have mushrooms everywhere!!!! if it’s fairys then they mush have had a really good breading season cause there are a lot more of them than last year! 🙂

  3. I do a fair amount of garden maintenance, and I can never bring myself to destroy any kind of mushroom. Especially a fairy ring…won’t do it.
    GartenGrl at Planning Plants to Plant

  4. My Swedish wife learned to find the good mushrooms in the forests in Sweden, an obviously beneficial skill, one not taken lightly, considering that some fungi are lethally toxic. But the tuna casserole I’m making this afternoon would not be the same without the ‘shrooms.

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