May 7, 2013

After the disaster

Hi, Friends,

You know how it is, you start a project that seems fairly straightforward. Until suddenly, it's anything but. Saturday Mr.B and I got a few plants at the nursery. One was intended to replace the specimen in the fairy garden that had grown so large it dwarfed (forgive the expression) the house and whole landscape. It didn't feel like a big deal, until trying to uproot it caused a veritable tornado effect, upending and dislodging everything the poor fairies had set up so nicely. Even after its eventual removal, some things remain lost. The gazing ball, the mushrooms and more. I put the new, smaller succulent in next to the house, relined the path and set up the birdbath and water pond again. Today I added some new elements. Let's hope the fairies approve.
They now have an umbrella, a small table, replacement gazing ball and a few flowers.
The flowers are some little foam shapes mounted on toothpicks. The ball isn't pretty and shiny like the marble, but is a big round pushpin.
The umbrella is the paper variety often seen in summer drinks. The table is a saucer from a tea set, mounted on a toothpaste  tube cap. And although he's rather hard to see, a little brown dog has come to visit and is sleeping on the doorstep.
And here's one more picture of the whole landscape. Let this be a lesson in what not to do, if you make a fairy garden of your own. Make sure your plants are tiny and slow growing, so you don't end up creating a disaster inadvertently!

Till tomorrow,

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Very cute! Looks like you had fun, too! Let's hope the fairies are appreciative.