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13.12.12

The magical fairy garden


 It was a low day. The grey skies above matched the grey hope in my heart. Little things were a bother.

I sat on the front verandah, watching the night leech the grey out of the sky, turning on a little orange glow that fired up the red in my children's hair. Little heads bent working, legs scurrying from here to there, gathering.

"Mumma, come and see!" came the excited cry. "We decorated the fairy garden!"

I dully lifted myself from my chair and ambled over, wondering why children always need their parents to verify every little thing they do. Look at me, look at me.







I swear the breath stopped in my chest when I saw what they had created. Every grey care I harboured was suddenly adrift, floating off to different waters and ships carrying joy, delight, wonder and perfect grace were coming in to dock. It felt that wonderful to see this fairy garden.

"It's beautiful," I said with all my heart.

"It's magical," said Cappers.

"Yes," I agreed, my heart light. "It really is magical."

When did you last experience real magic?


23 comments:

Sarah - that space In Between said...

Ah Bron I agree this is beautiful. My girl and I planted some cress last weekend in a little purple crate that we painted and we placed all her little fairy creatures in the dirt to find them surrounded by little green fluffiness today. She got out her sisters ipod and snapped away...social media influence pfft! Love the photos...Ill show my Poppy in the morn.

Vanessa said...

Oh Bron, that's lovely. I had to comment because I had the exact same thing happen the other day. It had been a terrible week, really awful. And then moods suddenly changed and we went out into the garden and picked a basket of colourful vegetables. Seeing Luca get excited about an orange beetroot was enough but what really stirred it in me was seeing all this food that we had grown. There's always magic to lift us. Hope you're OK. x

Miss Pink said...

It is pretty magical, but so are your children. x

Leanne Barnett said...

How lovely!

craftingonthecoast said...

Too sweet! Wish my daughter was still at the fairy stage, its so much nicer than OneDirection!

Mandy Ferry said...

I love it, I bought my nephew a 'gnome garden kit' which creates a seen a bit like this 'just add plants'. I hope he loves it just as much.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

something strange happens in the universe and sometimes kids just know when to do something magical! Your daughters created something really special Bron! Just the other day my daughter found a small shoe box. She went into her room and worked on it for a a while...came out and had created her very own TV...it really was a masterpiece. I was speechless! xx

Elisa {With Grace and Eve} said...

That is magical! So beautiful! Imagination and creativity are magical things xx

Bean's Mummy said...

Goosebumps galore! I love that feeling when they pull you out of the grey. Just...like...that. That is one amazing fairy garden! I have so many ideas now for fairy gardens and things to blog about. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend and I hope the grey stays away awhile. xx

Life, Loves...... said...

That is a lovely post. Sadly, it has been a long time since I experienced a little magic
J

Rhi@FlourChild said...

Soooo beautiful! Truly magical. I've pinned a few 'fairy gardens' (probably from you!) and can't wait for spring here when we can play outside again and my kids can make one too.
Until then, we have magical drawings of dinosaurs and princesses being created - some of those take my breath away :)
Lovely post Bron xxx

Debra said...

Our children are such a gift...verify, enjoy...reap the reward...darling little gardens

paula said...

so lovely with my boys i just get diggers and trucks in mud ....

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

xo. gorgeous girls. This is what makes it all worth while and keeps us going when times are tough. It's the little things.

Cindi Summerlin said...

What are those beautiful little pink and purple flowers? I've never seen them before and they look so ... magical!

alanahouse1 said...

Such lovely photos! Magic ... Well, I returned to the seaside town my grandparents lived in last weekend, to scatter their ashes. And I saw the place through fresh eyes. It was so breathtakingly gorgeous. The sky was blue. The sun twinkled on the water. It was wonderful. And sad. All at the same time.

Melissa said...

It's so pretty I actually wanted to cry. Are those hydrangeas? They're stunning.

As for magic, had a moment of my own last night when my littlest boy stood in cap and gown for preschool graduation.

Kelly said...

So beautiful!!! LOVE!

Sara said...

the last time I experienced real magic was right then when I read your post and looked at your photos :) Gorgeous!

Emma said...

Beautiful! I would have LOVED that when I was a little girl. Stunning.
My magical moment was this morning when my six month old son put his arms out for me to pick him up. It's a small thing, but it's the first time he has done it and I teared up straight away.

Camielle said...

its like a mini scene from 'in the night garden' too magical

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SarahMac said...

It's adorable

rhon said...

This is gorgeous. Isn't it wonderful that we have this magic created by children to pull us out of our funks?

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