It used to be a common question; 'Do you believe in fairies'?
Well, proof is now available, and, yes, they really DO exist. This mummified example above comes from deepest Derbyshire, where traditionally they believe in almost anything.
Oh that Conan Doyle was still alive to see the vicious slurs against him rescinded.
Only one question about fairies remains to be answered; why do they always live at the bottom of gardens?
I always believed in fairies. but it is good to see a proof.ReplyDelete
They live at the bottom of gardens so they have front row seats to watch the sloth like antics of us slow witted humans....their version of soap operas me thinks.ReplyDelete
If the Fins can have Elves, then we can have Fairies. It's only fair. Irish Fairies are about 7 feet tall.ReplyDelete
In Ireland they're generally known as the Sihde, and resemble bearded, druidical, tall-necked, grey birds.Delete
I thought Fairies are the same all over the world.Have to think about it again.ReplyDelete
Ah, but this proves only that a mummified fairy exists in the deepest Derbyshire, leaving open the larger questions.ReplyDelete
Like "What is the meaning of life?".Delete
I'm sure we have fairies in the garden here too ( Ontario, Canada) but come Winter they probably fly south to Florida just to keep their little wings warm.ReplyDelete
So what do you think the post would be to send a basket of those quince here? Ha! Import rules probably restrict it but oh what a fantastic jam they make!
Enjoy the day.
Doesn't France and Canada have a reciprocal Quince agreement?Delete
In answer to your question Cro - the voice of reason tells me that it is because that is where the dead leaves are swept and all other dead matter that can make this 'fairy' - however - the voice of unreason tells me that yes - there are fairies and they keep at the bottom of the garden well out of the way.ReplyDelete
They probably hang out at the bottom of gardens so they can be close to humans and crazy glue.ReplyDelete
It's probably the humans who converse with the fairies who need the 'crazy glue'.Delete
Our fairies live indoors - we call them the housework fairies - when no one is looking they wash the clothes and iron them, cook the food etc. They are what the husband believes do all the work around here. If only.ReplyDelete
Ours bring thousands of spiders into the house. I don't know how they get there otherwise!Delete
Of course there are fairies, Doyle knew it and so do I.ReplyDelete
They live in Oregon as well! A perfect example, the wife has been after me to clean out the garage for at least a month. I finally went to do it yesterday and it was already done. I went in and asked her who had cleaned it and she looked at me with a disgusted expression and said “fairies” as if I should have known they existed.ReplyDelete
All I know is that my fairies don't look like that!ReplyDelete
I'm trying to think of an acerbic response to someone who says that Derbyshire folk believe almost anything. But can't think of a single thing to say. I suppose we could be accused of worse things!ReplyDelete
It was simply a jibe at one 'particular' Derbyshire man, but he doesn't seem to have turned up today; thank goodness.Delete
I doubt you would be surprised that I believe in fairiesReplyDelete
I'm being stalked by one of the druid fairies described somewhere here earlier today.ReplyDelete
My six-year old granddaughter certainly believes in fairies. So much so, she has just finished a fairy house and garden for them. There's even a guest "house". For Santa no doubt!ReplyDelete
Good for her, but don't show her the above picture!Delete