With the fine weather and lots of sunshine, our fairies have started swimming again in the Wild Atlantic Way. Luckily, it has not been very wild!
Yesterday evening, someone spotted a small fairy leaping off a rock in Parknasilla to catch a fish-ride up the estuary to visit her cousins in Derrynane.
It was a long swim , and took over an hour. Just outside Derrynane Harbour, our little friend had a terrible fright when she spotted a HUGE fin jutting out of the water. Never in her life had she been so afraid. However it was not anything to be scared of because it turned out to be a friendly basking shark
Do you remember the beautiful summer we had in Ireland in 2013?
The fairies had a lovely time, flying and flitting about Derrynane Bay, popping down to the beach for a quick swim, and even visiting ancient sites.
But what has happened to this beautiful place where the fairies had such fun?….. well winter storms have played havoc since the Christmas holidays. Now, visiting Abbey Island is nearly impossible because the sea has taken over – except when the tide is very low.
Mere mortals cannot cross the sand to visit loved ones in this beautiful resting place.
Where once fairies played around the dunes, a different vision now appears
And consequences are hard to bear….
But we have high hopes that things will change again soon, because fairies love having visitors come to these magical shores and experiencing a totally unique environment….
The fairies have created a special Christmas tree this year and they have decorated it in specially fabricated glass baubles. Each of these magic glass baubles has a miniature fairy house enclosed within …. some little fairies have also managed to get in themselves! ……At least they can stay dry from the Irish rain this week in these little glass baubles!
Today, all over Ireland, folk were busy tearing around the place looking to buy their Christmas trees. Very soon it was noted that all best ones were gone already. For those of us who know, it is obvious where they have all gone. The fairies got there first!
People may think that Halloween is a great time for fairies, but this is not the case. There are way too many witches about – and other creatures who terrify our little friends. The best solution is to lock themselves up snugly in their homes – which, as you can see, is what they do!
It is also the time of the year when the fairies on the Irish Fairy Trails in Parknasilla, Derrynane and Adare Manor start making activity lists for the winter. It is so dark in the winter time that the fairies can be even busier than in the summer time. As you know, this is because they only come out in the twilight and in the dark after the sun has set.
Their houses must be made secure from the wind and the rain – and even sometimes snow that falls in the south of Ireland. Occasionally they move in with a fairy friend for while and send their houses away (with a magical wave of a wand) to be painted and insulated from the bad weather!
Do you want to find some fairies? Well, you just might be lucky now!
After a long winter and a very cold spring, the fairies are just beginning to venture out in the warmer evenings.
If you should visit the Fairy Trails in Derrynane or Parknasilla your could easily spot a flutter through the corner of your eye as a little fairy dashes by.
A friend of ours was coming back from the Long Beach in Derrynane the other night and thought she heard something unusual – she grabbed her phone and to take a picture and low and behold, she caught sight of a tiny little shadow passing the sand dunes, heading back towards the woods.
I wonder what house this little fairy lives in and what her name is ? Perhaps it was Fairy Lynn – who we know has a house nearby.
The other thing that was noticed on the low tide late on Saturday night was a tiny boat moored on a sand bank. Someone had made a wooden walkway over the sand so that they would not get sandy feet. We recognized the workmanship of the walkway and KNOW that the Fairies form Parknasilla MUST have been visiting their cousins!
Easter has finally arrived on the Irish Fairy Trails and my goodness the fairies are really very happy about this.
You may have noticed that there has not been very much going on recently. The Fairies have been hibernating for the winter and sleeping a lot. With the cold weather freezing their wings it’s hard to fly. Then there is the EASTER BUNNY situation.
Now friends, you may have seen a scene such as this today. Bunny rabbits and Easter eggs in the woods.
Perhaps you did not see the bunnies, but found loads of eggs and ate loads of chocolate – yum!
The thing is, bunny rabbits are very scary things for fairies. They think that bunnies are monsters because some of them are bigger than their houses. IMAGINE THAT!
See how big this bunny was in front of Bluebelle’s fairy’s house above?
Bluebelle just came out for a peep to see if the coast was clear when she reckoned the bunnies had gone. Was she in for a big surprise!
Those big eggs, ‘What are they? she said. “What will I do?’ because they were bigger than her front door….. and there were so many of them!
Then she fell on an egg and in her efforts to move it, it broke:(
EUREKA! With her face stuck in the giant egg, she then realized that they were ALL yummy chocolate!
There are no eggs in our picture below, and Bluebelle is hiding her tummy. Guess why?
Do the fairies think the Easter bunnies are scary anymore? NO stupid!