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Friday, February 8, 2013
Fairies In Your Garden...
As you start your gardening this spring, don't forget to watch for the signs that a fairy is about! I know spring seems like it's a long way off yet for some of you, but here in California I am already planting and keeping an eye out for the wee folk. They like playing tricks so don't be surprised if your gardening items seem to disappear or move from where you last put them. We all know fairies are a bit tricky and not to be altogether trusted, so it pays to be smart when thinking about luring more to the garden. I always have an area in my garden especially for them because, the more fairies, the better the garden! That is another reason to work at attracting them and keeping them happy. Keep in mind that fairies are afraid of cats, so if you have felines wandering about they will scare off your wee little beings. Remember to be kind and joyful in all that you do, even when doing the most boring and mundane of chores. Fairies are always watching you and will show up to help you or show themselves to you if your behavior is worthy.
Here is what to watch for to see if you have fairies:
An unexplained trembling or whispering of leaves or a whirlwind, the bending of grass blades with no one to be seen, the feeling of an insect walking through your hair, when there is none, a rippling of the water when not caused by something tangible, silliness and times of uncontrollable laughter, and an unexplained loss of time.
The hours to watch for fairies are twelve o'clock noon, twelve o'clock midnight, sunrise, early evening, dusk, during the full moon and new moon, and bright starlit nights. They absolutely adore honey and little treats, so if you have shrubs or small trees, drip a bit of honey down the bark of one and it will be much appreciated by them. They may even show themselves to you in thanks!
You can find them where the roads intersect, lakeshores, where the streams divide, islands, seashores and beaches, glades in the woods, thresholds, tidal pools, fences and border hedges, stairwells, hallways and landings, an opening in the sea or land, bends in the road, and of course your garden.
You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the trees, the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when you are not there. ~Casare Pavese
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