We are happy that you have come. Arial and her friends have been waiting to show you their world. It's a world of magic where things are not always what they seem. Please, come in a stay awhile, there are a lot of things to see here and they are ever changing. So do come back often, we will be waiting through the ivy hedge.


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Waiting is hard for me…I know that there are changes coming but I don’t when, or what they will look like. Every year I look forward to spring but this spring is going to be different, I have sent off a note asking that Warren and Odette come to live in my garden this year. I made the decision to have the gnome couple come because I felt that my faeries would benefit from having a female gnome in the garden (Ferne had a lot to do with this thought).

Then there is not knowing when exactly the court of the Frost Faeries will be departing for points north. I felt some anxiety about having my faerie friends leaving but they must…they’re “frost” faeries, they can’t stay here in the summer, and they did mention their “sisters”.

I can say that my favorite faeries, you know, Sunny, Arial and the rest, are very excited about the move and it’s hard to be too sad in the face of all that joy and excitement. They were trying their best to tell me something the other day, but I’m still a little slow in learning how to communicate with them, so the only thing that I know for sure is that it will something wonderful to see. (from all that pointing and flitting about they did) I get the impression that it has something to do with rainbows…maybe?

Then, after the faerie court departs, can I  look through the opening in the ivy hedge? What if I get sucked into another world? I’ve heard of people stumbling across fairy rings while the faeries were in the midst of celebrating one thing or another, and never coming back. Still, I was told by their queen herself that I was considered one of them and that I would be welcomed into the circles.

Sunny has still been making her regular visits to the Hawthorne tree to gather berries but it has been less leisurely, more rushed, still, she always has the time to peep in the kitchen window and wave to me. She flips those glittery wings of hers, does a couple of mid-air somersaults , then darts back through the ivy.

Arial sits on a branch in the Laurel bushes keeping a look out for the Blue Jay that has been giving the girls trouble ever since Pip got stuck in the tree and I had to get her down. The only thing I can think of that would have got her into such a bind would be that she was trying to get away from the bird by buzzing around and around the branch and hadn’t noticed that her belt had come loose until it was to late and she was tightly knotted in the twigs.

Bella and Ferne have been poking around in the ivy at the bottom of one of the Hawthorne trees trying to make space for the garden gnomes when they get here (I think that they want them to get here before the faeries have to leave so that they can make  the proper introductions). I saw several faeries carrying one of my clay pots over to the ivy and pushing it down on top, hoping it will make a nice house.

I sit in the sunshine on the back porch and watch all of this activity. How wonderful it is to be co-existing with these magical creatures! Each being content with the others, going about our own business and helping each other if the need arises.

All of a sudden, Arial looks up and then takes off for the sky, the others stop what they are doing and quickly join her. That’s strange, I’ve never seen them do that before, I wonder what that’s all about? looking up I see the group of  faeries floating down, all holding onto a package that’s wrapped in smooth green cloth and tied with yellow ribbon, a package that was plummeting to earth and about to hit me squarely on the head.

I jump up and step to the side, but realize as I do that Arial and the rest of them were breaking the fall of the package by holding onto it and acting as a faerie parachute. They, and it, drifted gently to the ground. This looks much better than the last package I received. It was marked, “handle with care”.

Sunny, Arial and the rest watched as I carefully opened the package…..

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

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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.