Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hunting for Fairies..

Victoria-Sofia and I went hunting for fairies at the Arboretum.
Hunting for the houses of fairies actually,
because everyone knows fairies are very shy when the sun is up.

"Walk carefully Joan. The houses may be under the leaves."

Grown-ups need constant reminders.

We found little fairy villages and the houses of solitary fairies.
Some were very colourful and some were very, very small.

"This would be a fairy place, Joan...

and the fairies would love this stumpy place all covered in moss..

and look... I can see a little window! "

We were very careful not to damage special places.

"I think the fairies would dance in this place when the moon comes out
and the stars shine."
Click to see the prickly 'hedgehogs'.
"They are hedgehogs, Joan. Look.  There are hundreds of hedgehogs. Asleep."

Such a happy way to spend a day with the sweetest little six-year-old
with the best gift of all. Imagination.
 I begin believing things all over again.

"Are fairies really, truly real?"
"They're real if you want them to be real."
"I say they're real."
"Me too."

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  1. Me, too. Gotta run and see if I have any fairy rings today.

  2. How magical, in every way. How lucky that little girl is to have a companion like you! You take me right back to childhood, where I was convinced that the fairies were hiding behind every leaf.

  3. What a delightful time you both had. How blessed is Victoria-Sofia to have a companion who shows her the magic in the world.

  4. Thank you Penny, Juliet and Talon. Aren't I the lucky one to have such fun with a small friend.