Saturday, October 18, 2008

Faeries paint the garden red

My forsythia has developed the most intense red leaves this year. It has never done this before, and I wonder what miracle of nature has been working its magic to create such a beautiful color.

Would it be the boggyness of the soil? The large amount of rain this year? Or have the faeries got hold of some lovely red pigment, and gone wild in my back garden?

The faeries have also blessed this elstar apple tree with tons of fruit, so much that it's bending the tree down to half its height. And of course, they also painted each fruit with their newly found pigment!
What have faeries done in YOUR garden?


Blogger TC said...

The faeries brought the first hard frost to my garden this morning.

I've never seen a forsythia do that before. They're yellow in spring here and then green the rest of the year till winter.

October 19, 2008 2:43 pm  
Blogger ICQB said...

The forsythia leaves are beautiful.

The fairies have coaxed two large spiders to spin their webs by my door. I hate to take a broom to them, but visitors aren't likely to be as tolerant of their hard work and its placement as we are who live here.

October 19, 2008 11:21 pm  
Blogger West Coast Island Gardener said...

The Faeries are busy setting up Faerie Rings about the place, and toad stools, and fantastical autumn fungus on the trees.

And somehow they had time to lead me to stumble upon your blog on the Emerald Isle.


October 22, 2008 6:48 am  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

What sort of brush does a fairy use?

October 25, 2008 7:16 am  

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