Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1-11-11



This is getting to be fun - in a few hours it will be 11:1 1-11-11 - and then of course a few hours after that 1:11 1-11-11 - surely the fairies are out and about this magical day. They must be snow fairies at our house - as we are laden down with snow and much more is headed our way. I think I see some fairies in the woods shaking the branches and making the snow magically swirl through the trees.


First - the snow fairies plant Snow Berries in the autumn - so that we will be ready when the snow comes in winter.

And it does come - in buckets and billows, by the fistful and falling hard and fast . . .


Snow fairies like the bright sunshine and the secret shady places, as do all fairies - snow fairies love snow, of course.


They hide in tunnels . . .

And visit their bird friends . . .

Sometimes they make caves in the snow, and invite in a friend or two . . .


They like to ride in your boat . . .



And cover everything with mounds and piles of snow . . .


You say you don't see any fairies out and about? You don't have fairies in your woods, or in your house? Well, here is your chance to adopt your very own fairy - lots of fairies to pick from and one just right for you. Go now and Adopt a Fairy - you'll be glad you did. And once you have one fairy - you will soon find a lot more coming to visit.


My snow fairy is ready for the cold weather - all bundled up in her snugglies. She will have fun today, chasing about with the squirrels, making snow fairies (she knows they are not really called snow angels), singing in the trees and blowing snow kisses to all who pass by. If you feel a bit of snow brush against your cheek today - you will know the snow fairies are nearby. If you don't have snow today - or ever - fairies will still blow kisses to you - light as butterflies, sweet as flowers.



To encourage fairies to come around - there are some things we can do -

Like put up some fairy doors for them - so they know they are welcome. Visit this fairy door at The Quintessential Magpie's blog. Her house was on a home tour for the local garden club - and she shows us all her wonderful holiday decorations, and one of them is this cute little fairy door. Scroll down a little ways on her blog and you'll see a snowy fairy door - which is even more magical, since it is in Florida. Thee is always magic about when there are fairies.

You could leave them a bit of food under a tree . . .

They love bread, and raisins . . .

And nice orange carrots . . .

Berries too . . .

But mostly they like cookies . . .

We can decorate our house with "snow"

And snow fairies love snowpeople . . .




And in return for our friendship, the snow fairies make our world a winter wonderland . . .

And they make fun for little boys and their grampies . . .


So make some wishes - enjoy the fun of a fairy day - look for something happy and sweet to do today - blow some fairy kisses to those you meet - have a great fairy day!!!

Where have you seen your fairies?

10 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, they live in my yard! I've seen them skipping along the crest of a wave and napping on a pansy. Lots of places.

Love that tunnel SO much, Jo, what a great shot, and that's a cute one of your DGS and DH shoveling snow. Loved the kitty in the hole, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sunny said...

What a beautiful and fun post, Jo! Love the pictures: 'specially the tunnel one. Not too many fairies here.... maybe I need to put out some food???

Love the photos on your last post too! Sunlight and snow... can't get much better than that!

Rowan said...

Lovely post - there are fairies at the bottom of my garden and in the woods and hedgerows too:)

Julie said...

There were fairies outside my school today. I didn't tell the students what we were looking for, but I at 11:11 I had them looking outside to tell me what they saw and they all saw sparkles moving around! I knew what they really were of course!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Amazing pictures! But I'm glad I don't live there ;-)

Lili said...

I would even try to pass myself off as a snow fairy just to get those good eats, epecially the cookies! Oh Jo, you are so cute and what a delightful post today. I too love the numbers when they all align! ~Lili

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

I have a fairy door in my office
http://kalamaquilts.blogspot.com/search?q=FAIRY+DOOR
I keep meaning to make a few outdoors but life keeps getting in the way.

snow here tonight, I've been up and down the freeway so many times this and last week, I'd actually welcome getting snowed in. For a few minutes anyway.
Sharyn

qandlequeen said...

.....mmmmm.... cookies!!!!

Crispy said...

IMHO snow fairies can go into hiding and not come out again until next year LOL.

Crispy

Deb Shucka said...

What a wonderful whimsical post!