“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Cinderella leaf

Oh, I know I'm not supposed to like this.

This poor little forgotten leaf. But it looks like something the fairies left behind. I can just see them, the moonlight fading away to morning, scurrying to get home before the rays of the sun reveal their hiding places, and I can just see one lovely little fairy princess, dropping a bejeweled leaf in her haste, wondering & worrying where it could be, hoping she would find it the next evening.

I checked. It was gone the following day.
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  1. What a lovely post... you've made me smile.

  2. a fairy leaf... what a lovely idea!
    it made me smile, too

  3. If only you could encounter that fairy that belonged to the leaf (or vice versa)! Wouldn't THAT be grand??

  4. Oh how I love a good fairy tale.


  5. Paula & Jaime - It would so wonderful. The little girl in me STILL believes.

    :) Debi

  6. Of course it was gone. Didn't you hear the whispers of the fairy ball. Some poor Cinder-fairy needed a beautiful dress of gold with veins of bronze.

  7. Relyn - I thought I heard SOMETHING. :)

  8. yo know i enjoy this. the 'close my eyes and imagine the unimaginable part. a little fairy who rushes around trying to get home before the sun comes out :) a sweet post. a good story :) gone in the morning!

  9. Robin - Isn't it fun to think there might be little fairies out in the yard at night, having parties & dressing up & getting a wee bit tipsy? Hmmmm . . . now I understand why my cat wants to stay outside all night!



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