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This synopsis will catch my readers up to speed on all that’s been happening in my garden, and through the ivy hedge. It’s a work in process so please be patient while I catch up to myself!

Jan. 17, 2009-Frost Faeries in the Morning: Standing outside on the back porch one morning something catches my eye. It’s a tiny faerie! She is skating across the glass table top over in the corner of my yard leaving frost wherever she touche.! Finally! After a life time of searching, I have seen my first faerie.                                                                                                           full post…

Jan. 19th, 2009-Time Stopped: I open the curtains to find that thick frost has formed on the window, but what’s interesting is that there are tiny hand and face prints pressed in the delicate lacy design. After my first encounter with the faerie I realize that time stops when they are around and I begin to wonder if other people believe in faeries, or if they would think I was crazy! full post

Jan. 20, 2009-Sunshine & Hawthorne Berries: Outside again, hoping to see the my faerie friend, I’m delighted to find several of the tiny creatures gathering Hawthorne berries that have fallen off the trees. After they have their arms full, they disappear through an opening in the ivy hedge. When I walk over to look through the hole, I’m stopped and faerie scolded, well, that’s what it felt like.

Jan. 21, 2009-Things That go Bump in the Night: I sat straight up in bed when I heard a loud crash. While investigating the noise I find that there is a faerie procession, complete with teeny candles, forming under the Laurel bushes. The faeries are using pot shards as candle holders.

Jan. 23, 2009-One Little, Two Little, Three Little Faeries: After spending many hours at my kitchen window, watching the faeries come and go through the mysterious hole in the ivy, I have become very fond of five faeries that seem to always be here. Arial has auburn hair down to her knees, Sunny has curly golden hair, Bella has straight jet black hair, Pip’s hair is flame red, and Ferne, the earthy tomboy of the group, has short dusty brown hair.

Jan. 24, 2009-Faeries in the Fog:  A fog rolled up the hill toward our house. It was unusually thick and moved unusually fast. Out of the fog came a faerie procession, moving to a hauntingly beautiful melody. Hundreds of faeries surrounded me and when all were in their place, their queen, Orlaith, presented herself to me. After inviting me to be part of their realm, She gives me a gift, and a blessing.

Jan. 26, 2009-Changing Weather: It’s raining and theres not a faerie in sight. What an excellent chance to peek through the hole in the ivy hedge! I grab my coat and open the door to…snow! I’m not going to plow through the snow drifts just to satisfy my curiosity. Before the door closes, two tiny faeries dart inside and head stright for my orange tree.

Jan. 27, 2009-Gremlins!?: The faeries have discovered the inside of my house, and the dogs. In an attempt to gain control over my life with the faeries I decide to write to my brother for advice, who has some surprising ideas on the subject of faeries.

Jan.28 2009-The Snow is Falling, The Snow is Falling: Now that the faeries have discovered the Chihuahuas there is no end to the ways they can find to torment them. Faeries on a tree branch covered with cold, wet, snow and little Edie on the ground, directly underneath. There is nothing I can do to stop the snow from falling on her head.

Jan. 29, 2009-Calling all Gnomes: My brother, the Rouge Pirate, Captain Rancid Randy, has sent me a package. On inspection I find that he has sent me a heavy book called “The Big Book of Gnome Gnames”. Two sets of gnomes have applied for the opportunity to live in my garden. Now I have some decisions to make. Warren and Odette, or Rilley and Quin?

Jan. 31, 2009-What…Me Climb a Tree?: As much as I love my tiny new friends, it seems that they are always up to some mischief. Today, however, it was the Blue Jay that lives next door that drove me up a  Hawthorne tree. Pip had tangled her belt in the end of a branch and the bird thought she would make a tasty lunch.

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For those who would rather listen, you can find all of the audio post in one convenient place, just look under the tab "Faeries in word and song". These are arranged from earliest to most recent so that you will be caught up on all the adventures. Turn up your sound!

"Kind One?"
"Yes Arial..."
"You forgot something."
"I don't think so Arial, what are you talking about?"
"look at the bottom of the posts!"
"I still don't...wait a minute...oh of course! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, what ever would I do without you."

Arial wants me to point out that you can also listen to each post by playing the audio at the end of each posting.

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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.