Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Away with the Fairies


We have had so much rain in Toowoomba in the last couple of days. It has been causing all sorts of flooding issues; both in our storage areas which are soaked and on the roads, many of which are dirt! I believe 87 mm fell at Toowoomba airport on Monday night, which is a record rainfall for the area for many years.

This morning I wandered outside into the mist and rain (which is ever continuing) and I discovered a toadstool. Not an exciting red and and white one like that pictured but a toadstool nonetheless. It got me thinking about how wonderful it would be to have a young child to share stories about the fairies that live under the toadstools with.

When I was little my Mum used write letters to me from Fairy Twinkle Toes and Fairy Almond Blossum. We recently rediscovered a box of the letters when I was back home visiting. Mum's efforts created a very real world for me and I was a very enthusiastic letter writer back to the fairies. What a wonderful gift of imagination it was. I hope I can do the same for our little girl one day.


  1. Just found your blog. Lovely photos and I'm sure you'll enjoy the Toowoomba area - be prepared for the cold though!
    Fairy gardens are magical and I'm sure when your daughter arrives you'll have plenty of stories to share with her. Cheers Wendy

  2. Very creative artwork! New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug: