nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. it is as true as sunbeams. – douglas william jerrold

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we made a fancy house 

with

windows open wide

thinned the field

planted beautiful flowers

collected favorite things

painted magic rocks

decorated sticks

sprinkled 

treasures and sparkles

opened up a pumpkin patch

made the beds

welcomed

the curious bees 

and 

friendly butterflies

laid out a table

and invited them in. 

the fairies 

must have been watching

for they

moved into

their new little village

in the circle

right on our playground

and

we hope they’re here to stay. 

if a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
-rachel carson

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  1. Wonderful Beth! What a great way to help the kids stretch their imaginations. I had a landlady whose daughter wanted a fairy princess wedding. My landlady and I visited every concrete figurine company for 40 miles around. We found some wonderful concrete fairies about 12 inches high siting on giant mushrooms. She bought them and painted them very festive colors and positioned them along a pathway at her cottage that led down to the beach. On the beach they built an open fairy house and it was there that the ceremony took place. It was amazing. 😀

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  2. Reminded me of when I was a kid and we made “roads” and “houses” in the dirt. Had fun, until some of the neighbor kids started “gentrifying” the “dirt neighborhoods” with swimming pools, etc!! Suddenly my “dirt home” that was made with rocks and twigs didn’t look so “homey”….Oh well….Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I still like matchbox cars! Wish I had some grand babies, so that I could “play”…. 🙂 Got any I can adopt for a “play date”??? 🙂

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  3. Rachel Carson is Tracy’s favorite author and poet, Beth. I loved this fairy garden and hope the kids continue to add once the pumpkin field goes brown, maybe a little cement snowman or a miniature birdbath for winter. . . I could carry my imagination away looking and dreaming here. Hope you have a special weekend full of fun, Beth!!

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    • i think she’s fantastic, too. i hope they continue to enjoy it and add to it too. sky’s the limit where imagination is concerned. off to a soup party today and hope you weekend is filled with fun, too, robin. )

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