Fairy Tails

Another busy day in the garden so I thought I reblog this piece that I really enjoyed writing back in 2011. The same still holds true today.

The Nature of Things

“There are fairies at the bottom of our garden……..”

So wrote the poet, Rose Fyleman. I wish I had them too, but I don’t. What I have is a skunk under the front doorstep, raccoons at the back door, possums down the window-wells and ground squirrels up the drain pipes.

Ever since we took up residence at our current abode it has become a veritable Holiday Inn for the local animal population.  I wouldn’t say that I’ve necessarily gone out of my way to encourage them. Perhaps they just like the English cottage-garden style that I’ve adopted. Or could it be that word has got out that I take pictures?
“I say, Mrs. Rabbit, have you had your portrait done by that woman who lives in the corner house?”
“Yes, Mrs. Mouse. She did a nice one of me and the kids eating all the lettuces last week.”

Yes, that’s…

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