We live in that curious space, where the desert meets the forest.
Where each step up the mountain brings you closer to toadstools and fairy glamour.
The air is fresh, the sun is bright.
The winter is mild compared to cold places, with snow only in February, maybe once.
The summer very hot, but dry.
Until the monsoon rains roll in for two hot/humid summer months.
If we are lucky it will rain 17 days out of a year.
And so, it's safe.
A safe place for winged beings to make a home.
If it gets too warm, they can always flutter way high, up to the top of that cool forest mountain.
Our little piece of earth has a tiny tree and shrub laden path surrounding it.
Made by a certain manboy ages/years ago.
(17 years or so)
There is one extra special place I visit first thing every morning.
With bed messed hair and groggy eyes, I stumble through the path, and into...
The fairy bower.
Always, without fail, whispering...
“Come out from your fairy bower,
Come upon this Golden hour.
Come to us we beg you please,
Fairies dancing on the breeze.”
The bees are here these days.
Working away, buzzing beautifully.
So many bees.
I am so happy to see them.
Through early sunshine...
I ask them if Mab or Princess Fruella have been by?
I drink in greedy gulps of fresh air.
As I look up through our beloved fairy bower.
I bring some extra goodies for the fairy circle.
I can tell they were here last night.
I think they loved the porcelain box...
And, acorn hats.
And the lace tomatillo lanterns too.
A fairy circle is sure to cure all that ails.
If you believe, then you know.
And, if you don't believe, make one, you'll see.
Something magical happens in those moments where fairy circle making takes place.
You won't believe the gifts you will find.
To the soul.
To the imagination.
If it's too cold to make one outside, you can make one inside, even on a window sill.
The fairies will find it.
That's what chimneys, vents and windows are for.
I hope they return some of my treasures they have borrowed soon.
My beloved bee pin.
My emerald gyspy necklace.
Speak quick, if you believe in fairies...