Friday, August 17, 2012

A fairy in the garden

(A tale... for dear Tesa. As promised - Good things come to those who wait)

I was in the kitchen washing dishes the other day when all of a sudden, I heard the most curious whiz whoosh sound coming from outside… the bumblebees?

I left my lovely dishes soaking up in warm soapy water, and went to the window to find out what it was I heard.

I looked here and there, but saw nothing out of the ordinary… except, perhaps, for the lovely purple morning glory vine growing under my kitchen window.

How lovely this vine is, how sweet and perfect the silky deep purple flowers are, and such joy they bring. And every morning when they first open up, and every time that I come across them in the garden, or while going about my duties in the kitchen and I look and see them peeking in through the open window, I marvel and give thanks to the Creator for this precious vine... Oh yes, its bright flowers are the sweetest, dear, dear little things.

I’m in awe at how this delicate looking vine was able to survive its first winter in our garden. And what a lovely surprise and gift it was for me earlier this year to have discovered them creeping up the ground again; stronger than ever!

Oh but you mustn't think for a minute that by now I surely had forgotten about the mysterious whiz whoosh sound I heard. Enthralled as I was with the lovely purple flowers growing under my window, I still would not forget that sound. So strange and mysterious it was.

So I looked there, and there, down through a frame of grape leaves, and over towards the end of the garden where the butterfly bushes grow, and to where the weeping willow stands like a ghost each evening bathed in golden light, and still could see nothing.

Then, the whiz whoosh sound again…

Oh I knew where it was coming from. I looked down the path to the front of the garden and what do you know! There it was!

A firefly? A fairy?!

(At least, that’s what I thought it was)

From the petals of the Charisma roses raised the sight and sound of joyously trembling wings. Here… and there, too! It's a fairy, I’m sure!

You see, although I couldn’t quite define her real well, I could still see her fairy shoes clearly as she flew by all round me… She was bouncing and leaping and skipping from rock to rock to bushes to trees so happily… Oh look! And she left something behind!

Some remnants of fabric? Perhaps her skirts? Oh my!
I run to the fountain at once to see what it was...

The buzzing stopped all of a sudden. I was getting way too close! The humming twinkle of little wings stopped. She disappeared so quickly! Where could she have gone? I decided I should wait until nightfall. Fairies are known for their shyness and, maybe she would show up again at dusk? then, I waited all day… until

Something sparkly snuggled in the flowers caught my attention...

Then, a dainty little fairy paused to reveal the innocent face of a child. A lovely face; big brown eyes, and a lovely toothless smile…

A true fairy indeed! Wings of many colors flicker and lift me upward, ever upward to the magical forests of my imaginations.

As yes, as you can see, it was just a sun illuminated garden statue, given to me by a lovely little girl who's very very dear to my heart. This little fairy capture the sun's energy by day and when the sun is round and crimson and goes down the horizon, it automatically lights the way to our enchanted gardens... it flickers and glow softly in 6 transitional colors, and I just love it....

Thank you, my sweet precious girl!


  1. What a nice story and I love your fairy. The morning glory and the hummingbird are lovely too.

  2. What a beautiful story and of course the beautiful pictures with it! Lovely bird! You must be very happy with your garden.Altough you created yourself, it is a piece of you. Beautiful,

    regards Janny (paper roses)

  3. How magical,I so love fairies,I have one in my garden. She brings me so much joy. x

  4. Hi Cielo
    Your stories are just wonderful :)
    Love your china......
    and do not miss......




    it is FUN :)
    HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

  5. Lovely story.

    Magical photos.

    Another perfect example of why it's always a delight, to visit at "The House In The Roses." :-)


  6. amazing garden. great music on blog,i was write it all songs,i love it! happy weekend

  7. Hi Cielo,I LOVED this beautiful magical post ,thankyou :) Have a wonderful day,love juliexo

  8. Beautiful photos in your magical garden story.

  9. I needed a fairy tale today! :D
    And I can dishes in a sink look so beautiful! lovely! LOL

  10. What a magical and wonderful story, Cielo~ You always make me smile..and revisit my inner child that believes in magic and whimsy. Blessings to you- xo Diana

    ps...did you sign up for my giveaway? You are most welcome to do so---xo Diana

  11. Hi Cielo,

    I must say you have the prettiest dishes! Your post brought such a smile to my face. A true magical fairy tale indeed! I hope you will stop by for a visit.

  12. Cielo, I always feel special when I come to visit's been a while but things have been in my mind. I love your morning glories, I have planted a blue one which is taking forever to grown..but it finally has started and hopefully will grow strongly and lovely as yours...and of coarse the tiny hummingbird so sweet....I love love fairies...Happy Sunday nite nite with love Janice

  13. It was really beautiful! Wow! By the way your plates are lovely too. Nice share.

  14. What a nice escape, for a few moments to such a beautiful place! Your photos are lovely and the rest such a compliment to them...Thanks!

  15. I like the plates and your garden looks very wonderful!
    You did a great job there, keep it up-


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