Thursday, May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014 - All In A Row

"Don't look too closely, weary passerby.  Keep walking and take no notice of us.  We are small things of the Earth.  What importance could we have to you?  We are unnoticeable denizens of the wild, and that is how we want you to see us."  Thus spake the fairy tribe.  I chanced upon these pretty little mushrooms all in a row.  I'd made a sudden turn around a bend, and they weren't expecting me, you see.  This is why they hastily jumped up and drew their magic cloaks about them, but they didn't have enough time to make it seem "real."  Look closely.  Can you see their faces?  I can point out at least a few quite easily.  Tricky fairies!  Of course, one of their favorite places to congregate is mushroom patches and rings (and underneath old apple trees, but that's another story).  So it only makes sense that they would choose to disguise themselves as mushrooms.  And how fitting, if you think about it.  Not quite a plant.  Not quite an animal.  Something in between.

And what were they up to, you ask?  Isn't it obvious?  They were in the middle of trying to bewitch the lobster traps you see in the background.  When a lobsterman pulls up a bewitched trap, it appears to be empty.  As soon as he opens it, quick fairy hands grab the lobster and whisk it away, and then the unsuspecting lobsterman lowers the trap in the ocean again.  You can avoid this problem by leaving out a saucer of milk now and then.  Fairies love milk, but it must be raw, unpasteurized, and unhomogenized.  Or don't leave it out, for all I care.  But don't come crying to me when you've no lobsters.  Clever little fairies!

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