A few weeks ago I decided to check out a local footpath that I hadn't been on before. It zigzagged round the edges of fields, until about a quarter of a mile before the next village, it went through a little wood and I came across a fairy glade! I didn't tell you about it at the time because although I thought it was enchanting, my photographs didn't do it justice.
There was a very friendly robin there
and this fairy door in a tree, complete with rope ladder
which is why I'm telling you about this now because something really strange has happened...
when I saw the list for May's photo scavenger hunt and saw 'door', I knew straight away I would use this photo of the fairy door. Then I got thinking that it would be so much better if I could get a photo of the friendly robin standing in front of it. So off I went this morning with a pocketful of bird seed and the intention of sprinkling it on the doorstep to attract him.
But it was not to be.....the fairy glade I had just happened upon before, was now nowhere to be seen!
I could see the little wood where I thought it would be, but the footpath didn't go near. As I got nearer the village I thought I didn't recognise the footpath and maybe it had been re-routed but it was well worn and the sign posts weren't new. I don't know how I could have possibly strayed from the path the first time because it was clearly marked.
The only possible reason I can think of as to why I came across it the first time, was that fairies or pixies had moved the marker posts and directed me there . Probably pixies - I've heard they can be mischievous.
Or maybe I wandered into a parallel universe.
Can you think of any other explanation?