Friday, October 26, 2012

Do you see what I see?

Yesterday was a grey day, a day for seeking out warmth in both clothes and food and most certainly a day for seeking out some cheering Autumnal colour.  

 
A walk around the lake at Trentham seemed like a good idea so, yesterday afternoon,  we ventured out for a brisk walk.  We could feel the slight chill in the air, a precursor of the colder weather predicted for the end of this week.


The leaves were blowing around in the gentle breeze scattering off the trees in short, sharp showers, whilst up above them buzzards were whirling around their kitten mewling cries echoing across the lake.

Gulls were swirling and swooping low over the water, grebes and cormorants dipping for food, tails up in the air then just a whirl on the surface to show where they had been.  Long tailed tits were flitting and tweeting in the bushes daring us to spot them and jays were flying from tree to tree looking for those elusive acorns, but something else was stirring.................

.........did you see that?

there's another!

 Fairies! Yes, fairies around the lake.  All fairy life was here!

 There were flirty fairies

Friendly fairies

Languid fairies

Sinister ones too!

Come and find us, they cried!  


Did I tell you we found some Autumnal colours too?

You can find out more about the fairies - here  and here

26 comments:

  1. You set the scene wonderfully! I bet discovering the fairies was the hightlight of the day - it would have been mine. x

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    1. It did make our normal walk quite special:)

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  2. how lovely and what a nice surprise for you to find, something to lighten up a dull, gray day.

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    1. It did indeed brighten a gloomy day:)

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  3. How wonderful. I love those fairies!
    Have a super weekend.
    June

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  4. Love the fairies, I have a number of them cavorting around my garden.

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    1. How lovely to have fairies in your garden:)

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  5. They look lovely - I might pinch that idea for my garden. xxxx

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    1. I'd rather like one up in a tree somewhere:)

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  6. I'm glad you went when you did, it's so much colder today. The fairies are terrific! So graceful.

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    1. There are nine of them and we saw eight so we will have to go back and seek the last one out:)

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  8. I think those fairies are so good as are the autumn colours. I'm off out again tomorrow in search of colours and fungi! x

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    1. Hope you find the colours you are looking for:)

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  9. I thought it was fantasywire as soon as I saw them! We walked past the sculptors house not so long ago and saw some in the trees around it and I heard about another display of them a few month ago, but can't remember where they were now!

    They look great at Trentham, I especially like the one over the water. What a dull week it has been! It had taken a turn now though, BRRRR!

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    1. The fairy over the water made a super photo - one or two up in the trees were hard to photograph because they had the same tones as the branches and the lighting wasn't great. Time to look out scarves and gloves I think:)

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    1. They are lovely, Pamela - congratulations on your super book:)

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  11. What a wonderful thing to find! The Little People don't show themselves to just anyone you know. You must be very lucky. :)

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    1. We spotted eight of the nine that are there - we must go back and see if the last one will show itself to us:)

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  12. Great :) I do like a bit of quirky, humourous art to brighten up the countryside.

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    1. Hello Sandy, so glad you enjoyed the fairy art it certainly did brighten up the day to play 'spot the fairy' around the lakeside walk:)

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  13. These fairies are delightful, so attractive and well made.

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    1. They are beautifully made, glad you like them:)

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