Forest Dwellers

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Fairy – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a huge tree with a small blue fairy door on it.
Oh, this picture is so reminiscent of our walks in the woods and our discovery of a similar door but in the root of a tree. Sadly on later walks we discovered it had been removed, though we couldn’t understand why as it was doing no harm. Maybe there were fairies in the woods and when they moved house, they took their doors with them.

I wrote this on one such walk and hope we’ll be able to take Maya for a walk in these very woods in the not too distant future. We have a lot of work to do first though.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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32 Responses to Forest Dwellers

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I’d like to think the fairies took their door with them 💜

  2. Theres a whole forest here dedicated to fairy houses and mysterious doors. It’s actually a funny little children’s adventure park but fun for the imagination too.

    • Sounds the sort of place we’d love……. and we’ve got no kids! We had an Alice in Wonderland theme park in Bournemouth and visited once, ending up playing crochet in the rain, getting lost in the maze, and sitting down to listen to story time with the staff in character dress. Wonderful.

      • It is fun! Its a proper fantasy forest.

        I read your connected blog as well. I love that walk with all then fun and fantasy sound terms for things. Then all the wildlife you found. I knew you were south of the UK with the slow worm snake as its only found there now. We have lots of the vivicarious common lizards on the Broads here in Norfolk. Great little creatures aren’t they?

      • My sister and I had slow worms and sand lizards as pets when we were kids. My home town is Poole and we were quite close to heath land, sadly most of which now is a housing estate. We have slow worms, lizards and adders in the woods we visit here in Lincolnshire though which is where my other post was based.

      • Thats amazing. It’s even illegal to just touch a wild slow worm now they’re so endangered. I so wish it would be made completely illegal to build on green land. It needs to happen if Earth is to remain habitable. Didn’t when di you see a slow worm in Lincolnshire last.]? I thought they’d died out in the country everywhere apart from the far south.

      • It was some years ago as before we bought the boat and that was 2014. A woman was going ballistic because of the snake on the track, and it was a slow worm, so I just picked it up and put it in the undergrowth. I thought she was going to pass out!

      • Well done for saving that one. Isn’t odd how a little snake can illicit so much fear. Especially here where even the Adders bite is no worse than a wasp sting.

        So that means the info about habitat one these snakes is wrong and they don’t truly know how far north they still live.

      • Slow worms are actually legless lizards not snakes, so maybe that explains the confusion.

      • Ah yes that’s true enough. I admit I had to check that one I thought it was a snake.

  3. Perhaps it will appear on another tree one day soon.

  4. That’s an interesting thought…when fairies go their doors go with them. It makes sense. They aren’t going to leave their fairy home behind, why leave the door?

  5. Your other post…that’s a lot of snakes!

  6. Zelda Winter says:

    I was not previously familiar with “fairy doors”–guess I’ll need to Google 🙂 But if they like blue, I’m in 🙂

  7. murisopsis says:

    I was geocaching and the cache was in a hollow tree with a cute “fairy door” the trick was figuring out the combination on the lock to be able to enter the house!

  8. KL Caley says:

    Great post, Di. I’m sure your new girlie will love her walks here. I really liked your other post too, all the names would make a great fantasy map :). Thank you so much for joining in with #writephoto. KL ❤

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