Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Surprise from the Fairies

Fergus and Merribelle, our high desert fairies, are usually in Mexico for the winter, but this year they paid a surprise Christmas visit to our mountain home.  I bring their fairy garden in for the winter because of the frost tender cactus planted in it, but that was no problem for them.  I had forgotten to lock the door and they let themselves in to sleep in a warm place.

They left me a note...

"We were so surprised that there was no Christmas tree in your house.  We know you are sad that none of your grandchildren could come for Christmas, but that is no reason not to have a tree!  So we decorated the one in our garden for you.  

  Fortunately we watched you make lots of miniatures for your miniature Honeydukes, and we borrowed a few things from it for our garden Christmas decor.

We especially like the little ice mice at the manger.  

The Christmas story might give you a hint about the other surprise we have for you, but you will have to wait until we return in the spring for it.  Enjoy your tree, have a cup of Christmas tea, and Merry Christmas!  Tell Sara, Caroline, and Eliza we hope to see them in the summer.  

By the way, the tree tells us it would like more water.  That wood stove is awfully warm and dries it out.  The cactus, however, are very happy and may grow to large to stay in our garden.    Love, Fergus and Merribelle.

A Blessed Christmas to all of you.  Hope the fairies visit your house on occasion.