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Archive for January 31st, 2008

Fairies at Play

100_22321.jpg  I keep forgetting to publish the photos I took last summer of some of the fairies that I found in my yard. I was lucky that they stayed in view long enough for me to get the camera and take the pictures. I suppose they have been around long enough now that they know I am harmless. As long as I know they are about, I can avoid hitting them with a shovel or dropping a mound of topsoil on them. When I need to do some heavy work in the garden, I make sure to make loud  noises so that they have enough time to scatter. 100_2244.jpgI try not to destroy their little hiding places. It’s not easy. They are clever about finding the tiniest places to while away the time. Out of consideration for them, I have provided a few safe places for them just in case I inadvertently ruin one of their abodes. A pot on its side makes a nice cave, safe from the cold wind and rain. Of course, they still must be on the alert for neighborhood cats and hawks and other predatory animals. My dogs are used to them now and the fairies have no fear of them.  100_2238.jpg You will see in one of the pictures that a lady fairy has adopted a bird house for herself. I hope the birds don’t mind.  I found two fairies playing among some petunias and one cute little fairy has made the tipped over pot her home. She let me landscape around it and I think she’s happy.100_2240.jpg For some photos of the fairies in winter look at this post.  

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