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This morning I stepped out onto my back porch, it was very chilly so I pulled my coat around me tighter. Right now my backyard is covered with a little snow, it has been melting back because the afternoon’s have been warming up a bit.

As I stood there  looking over the yard something caught my eye; over in the corner there is a glass table and on the table there was a little fairy! The sun was coming up in the east and it was glaring right in my face making it hard to see. I rubbed my eye’s and looked again, she’s real! I don’t believe it, all last year I tried to attract fairies to my garden. I was sure that they were out there because the gifts I had left were always gone, but I never saw one, not until now.

I was afraid to move for fear that I would scare her away, she hesitated for just a second then looked down at the table and started tiptoeing across the surface. Every time she took a step a dainty circle of frost appeared on the table top just around her foot. I watched her cover about half the table with frosty footprints then she turned to face me and just stood there, it seemed that she was waiting for something.

The fairy, I think I’ll call her Sunny, is about three inches tall from the tips of her wings to her toes. Her gown is long, stopping just above her ankles, It appears to be a shimmering light blue and white hazy gauze, and her wings are iridescent.

We stood there looking at each other for what seemed to be the longest time when a sparrow landed in the Hawthorne tree above her. Startled, she fliped the tips of her wings ever so lightly and shot into the air about three feet, and hovered, her wings glittering in the early morning sunlight.

I realized that I had been holding my breath, so when she moved I let out a little gasp and held up my hand in a futile gesture to keep her there and was surprised when she darted over to me and stopped an inch from my up turned palm (of course, I didn’t move). It might have been my over excited imagination but I could swear that I smelled Honeysuckle wafting on the air.

She glided up to my face so that she could look me in the eyes then drifted around to the side of my head and stopped by my ear, she held out a tiny hand and took a strand of my hair in her fingers so that she could examine the color in the sunlight. I stood frozen (no pun intended!) to the ground, not daring to move, and then, with no warning, she pulled a few strands of hair out! She quickly flew around my head a couple of times, stopped in front of my face, waved the strands of hair at me and giggled, then she winked at me and disappeared.

I continued to stand there not really believing what I had just seen and the only thing I could think was that her giggle sounded like the tinkling of tiny bells.

© Tami Ruesch, The Misty World of Arial Hollyberry, 2009

One Response to “Frost Fairies in the Morning”

  • Fairy Hunter ~R:

    Careful your lone fairy does not become an infestation. Pesky little winged creatures they are! I once had an infestation of fairies back home in Scotland that destroyed me crop of dandelions, dandelion greens bein a staple of me maties on the high seas; fat bellied pirates we are. The lack of roughage took the yo ho out of me crew, but I digress – arrr.

    One day we came upon a lone schooner. The blokes was carryin a load of gremlins in her hold. After pillaging the ships stores, we released the gremlins to take what was left. I became attached to a few of the little devils, took them aboard my own ship, and returned them to Scotland where I released them in my dandelion garden. In no time at all, they multiplied into the hundreds, they did, and chased all the little fairy creatures away. Gremlins do not like vegetables and left me dandelions to recover and flourish. Me maties are once again fat and happy!

    I would be beholden to ya if ya would take a few of the critters off me hands! They will control your fairy problem, but just be sure not to feed them after midnight or they may end up controllin you, arrr!


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Fun Fairie Facts

You Know a Fairie is Present When...

You hear a whispering of leaves.
You see a whirlwind.
You feel a tingling sensation in your hair.
You have an unexplained loss of time.
You laugh uncontrollably, or feel exceptionally silly.
You see blades of grass bending when there
is no one around.

The Most Likely Place for Fairie Portals Are...

Lake shores
Glades in the forest
Where two roads intersect
Fences and border hedges (this is Arial's favorite)
Stairwells, hallways and landings
Tidal pools
Bends in a road


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I would like to give special thanks to Gail Schimmelpfennig for allowing me to put her wonderful poem "Seeking the Muse" on my site. You can read her poem in the fairy poetry section under "Fairies in Word and Song". Gail is Utah State Poetry Society's 2009 Poet of the Year, and I'm proud to say, a dear friend. You can find her on FaceBook where there is a group for the Utah poets.