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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Fairy Ring

What is a Fairy Ring????
Well growing up we always
knew the answer to that...
anytime my Sister and I would
spot a ring of mushrooms our
Mother would tell us that Fairies
had visited us in the middle of the night!

And each mushroom was a seat for one
fairy...and they would laugh and dance
with each other all night long...until the
morning came and then all that was left
was the mushrooms!

Wikipedia defines a Fairy Ring as this...

A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring [1] or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The rings may grow to over 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter, and they become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. They are found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or rangelands. Fairy rings are detectable by sporocarps in rings or arcs, as well as by a necrotic zone (dead grass), or a ring of dark green grass.
 If these manifestations are visible a fairy fungus mycelium is likely to be present in the ring or arc underneath.
Fairy rings also occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he may be able to capture it. 

Well since this Easter i'm going with a Woodland Theme...
and I subscribe to the philosophy of  if you build it they will come...
I asked sweet husband if he could
make me concrete mushroom seats
for the garden and of course the children. 
He thought about it for a week..came up
with a way to do it and got straight to work

So here are sweet husband's 7 concrete mushrooms that form
our garden's Fairy Ring...

 The morning after St. Patrick's Day we woke up
to find green leprechaun glitter everywhere..
guess it's not just the fairies who get use
out of the new mushrooms...

We even have a fairy door on the Oak tree...because you know
they prefer to gather around Oak trees...

And because I just can't stand it any longer...
here is a sneak peek at the other project we've
had going on...

But you'll have to wait till next time to see the
full reveal!


Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

So happy to know what a fairy ring is now. Yours is magical and awesome! Will you share how your sweet husband made them? I would like one too please.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

LOVE your fairy ring! I wish I had one of those mushroom seats. They are so darling! How wonderful that your husband was able to make them for you. Love that the leperchauns visited to bring delight to your children.
Looking forward to your next project....

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