Friday, 1 June 2012

The Fairies in the New Forest

The forest was changing from her beautiful lime greens, emerald greens and hunter’s greens to explosions of yellows, oranges and browns. It’s my favourite times of year.

The air was crisp as I skipped along and the mist hung over the land like a blanket of organza floating a foot off the ground. The air is moist on my face. I feel invigorated. You know when you are excited about something? When your tummy feels all giddy, and you have a feeling of expectation?

The brook was babbling, and the water was clear when we arrived at our favourite spot near Puttles Bridge, there is a little waterfall about half a meter high, with a lot of shrubbery and towering trees framing its picturesque presence.

The sun had started to burn the early morning mist away. We settled next to the stream with our picnic blanket and our picnic fare.

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a glint again. My curiosity sparked, I made my way closer to the little waterfall. Going down on my tummy to get as low as I can, my hand reaches into the water, it pushes past my fingers. I thrill at being so close to nature.

Again the glint catches my eye; there were a lot of these glittering bits floating in the air. Closer I creep, thinking they may be May flies or Dragon flies. Closer still, I separate some foliage; ever so gently I creep closer.

I blink, and again. Dragon flies? May flies? Can it be?

Do my eyes deceive me? The mist has almost gone. After rubbing my eyes I look again, there in front of me are the most beautiful creatures I have ever seen.

Fairies; they really do exist!!!

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  1. This has got a lovely, magical vibe to it!

    1. Thank you so much Meg!, really appreciate that you took the time to comment xx

  2. That moment of discovery is what keeps us all looking. Thank you for entering, Veronica!

    1. Thank you Anna for running this, the pinterest is awesome. I love the connection with the stories.

  3. An incredibly descriptive piece. You took me right there! Lovely story Nix x

  4. "I thrill at being so close to nature." and you did just that. We were so close and the fairies just a breath away. Beautiful descriptions and details.

  5. Thank you so much for your kind words! The New Forest is full of wonder and whimsy