Friday, 3 May 2013

Mysterious Fairy Glade



A few weeks ago I decided to check out a local footpath that I hadn't been on before.   It zigzagged round the edges of fields, until about a quarter of a mile before the next village, it went through a little wood and I came across a fairy glade!  I didn't tell you about it at the time because although I thought it was enchanting, my photographs didn't do it justice.





There was a very friendly robin there




and this fairy door in a tree, complete with rope ladder
which is why I'm telling you about this now because something really strange has happened...

when I saw the list for May's photo scavenger hunt and saw 'door', I knew straight away I would use this photo of the fairy door.   Then I got thinking that it would be so much better if I could get a photo of the friendly robin standing in front of it.  So off I went this morning with a pocketful of bird seed and the intention of sprinkling it on the doorstep to attract him.


But it was not to be.....the fairy glade I had just happened upon before, was now nowhere to be seen!
I could see the little wood where I thought it would be, but the footpath didn't go near.  As I got nearer the village I thought I didn't recognise the footpath and maybe it had been re-routed but it was well worn and the sign posts weren't new.  I don't know how I could have possibly strayed from the path the first time because it was clearly marked.

  The only possible reason I can think of as to why I came across it the first time, was that fairies or pixies had moved the marker posts and directed me there .  Probably pixies - I've heard they can be mischievous.  
Or maybe I wandered into a parallel universe.

Can you think of any other explanation?






11 comments:

  1. Definitely those pesky pixies - they move my car around large car parks to confuse me AND hide my glasses! Jane x

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  2. I blame those fiddlin' fairies! x

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  3. I think they have an invisibility spell just to freak folk out!
    It looked so beautiful too...

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  4. Love your pictures and it looks as if the 'little folk' have been busy too - how strange - could almost write a children's story around it. PS Just had a peek in your Folksy site - the things you've made are really lovely

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  5. Intriguing! I wonder who would have taken the time to set it all up and why??? Those fairies and pixies often visit my house and hide stuff too! x

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  6. Maybe you wandered into Faerie! Be careful!

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  8. I've heard that gnomes can alway play tricks on you - or maybe the fairies didn't want us to know where their sprecial tree house is - it does seem enchanted. Lovely blog.

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