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02 August, 2009

Mosaic Monday/Outdoor Wednesday...or...A Fairy Ring

mush3It has been years since I have seen one of these…an almost perfect fairy ring! To my neighbors’ delight, this ring of toadstools sprouted in their garden…evidence that fairies were dancing in a magical circle on their lawn last night! Did I happen to witness the moonlight ball? Sadly, no. I was a sleepyhead and missed the festivities!

mush5But I know there was much whirling and twirling with gossamer gowns glistening and filmy wings shimmering in the moonlight!

IMG_7583 Then just before dawn, the fairy promenade meandered merrily two by two toward my dewy lawn…

IMG_7552 …leaving me one tiny parasol as a parting remembrance! Sigh!

IMG_7603I am waiting, dear little fairies! Please hurry back and visit my garden tonight!
Thanks for stopping by! Please join Mosaic Monday with our wonderful hostess Mary at Little Red House to see one of her beautiful mosaics and to find out who else is playing along!
Outdoor_Wednesday_logo_thumb[1] Then head on over to visit our own Georgia girl, Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see some wonderful scenery for Outdoor Wednesday! I’ll see you next time! A la prochaine!
Photos taken with Canon Powershot SD630
osaics made with PhotoScape


  1. I get those in my lawn every once in a while. Great imagination.

  2. Debbie, très, très belle! Les champignons sont tellement élègants! Et toi, tu es vraiment douée comme photographe! Linda

  3. These photos are awesome! Loved the story you attached to each one! I have never seen a fairy ring!

  4. Debbie, there's always beauty about nature. I really enjoyed your photos. Its magical!

  5. Love it! Indeed a truly magical site!

  6. I love your subject this week. Your photos are perfect!

  7. Oh gosh! I have not seen those in years!!! the photos of them are simply amazing!!!

  8. Yes, sugar, it is a rosebud just opening up!

    What a delightful mosaic. I doubt I would ever have thought of using mushrooms, but they are truly lovely, sweetpea.........


  9. What an interesting Mosaic Monday post. Love the story of the faries.

    Carolyn/ a Southerners Notebook

  10. I've never seen a fairy ring before! My fairies live in a hollow ;) What a fun mosaic subject.

  11. Your photos made me feel so light and airy. They were beautiful. I also enjoyed the story that went along with it. Very cool.

  12. SOOOO cool! :) I remember seeing a fairy ring once when I was a little girl and trying to write a story about it. :)

  13. Hi Debbie,
    I've never heard of a fairy ring until now, is it southern? Love your creativity and it must be very humid there right now, thats when I find mushrooms in my yard. Have a great week too! Hugs, Cindy

  14. Oh I love it. We've had them on our lawn and now I 'know' where they came from. Beautiful! If you ever get to this area we should browse some lovely photo spots together.

  15. I've never heard of this magical occurrence! I hope you get a few visitors in your garden soon....

    Your mosaic is beautiful! Lovely close-ups :-)

  16. hat wonderful pictures, Debbie! Love your little fairy tale!
    With all the rain we have had here we will probably have a 3 ring fairy circus! :(

  17. Oh how fabulous is this. I love how perfect these toadstools are! Love the faerie ring. :0)

  18. What beautiful photos! Their lawn is just gorgeous, I understand why the fairies chose to have their ball there! Hope you have a great week! Hugs, Kat

  19. Oh Debbie
    I love this post. Your imagination is delightful.
    I would love to feature you on my "Featured Site" this week if you be so kind. It will change tomorrow.
    Let me know
    Love Claudie
    We fur ball lovers have to stick together lol

  20. Your pictures are beautiful, Debbie! The mushrooms look like umbrellas.....Christine

  21. Hi Debbie, aren't these the most majical things going? We have a few come up occassionaly where the tree went down last Mother's Day. I'm always amazed at their beauty... Love the pictures..
    hugs ~lynne~

  22. cindymeguiar@yahoo.comAugust 2, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Never heard of a fairy ring! Also haven't seen that many mushrooms in a long time! Love the photos.

  23. What an enchanting post! The pictures & music were a great combination!

  24. Enjoyed your post very much :) Very magical!

  25. What lovely work!

    Obviously much thought went into this...even the music was perfect.

    Magical is definatly the word here.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥

  26. Oh my gosh! What an incredible post! I have never heard of a fairy ring... and your story was so enjoyable! I live in the desert and we don't get mushrooms... Your photos are fantastic too I know you had to lay down in the wet grass for some of those fabulous shots! Bravo!
    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  27. Wow. Beautiful mosaic and awesome photos!

  28. Wow Debbie, your pictures of the champignons are stunning and I can see you are a "prof en retraite", you tell the best stories ever.

  29. Very fun and pretty. I love the contrast of the mushrooms against the grass.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  30. Fairy Rings and Fairy's Dancing in the Moonlight ~ as a girl I always wanted to find one that I could step in to to be whisked away to fairy land! Thanks for the photos and the story!

  31. What an absolutely FASCINATING series of photos DELIGHTFULLY imaginative 'story' ... Here in Southern California it's seldom wet enough for toadstools and mushrooms so I've never seen such an enchanting site! Love the dew drops too. Thanks for dropping by Sacred Ruminations this morning. From one 'happily retired teacher' to another ...
    Hugs and blessings,

  32. A delightfully beautiful post, Deb! Great photos!!

  33. Debbie, I haven't seen a fairy ring in years! What fun, and what a charmingly written post. Plus -- gorgeous shots of the mushrooms. They really are beautiful in their way, aren't they? Lovely colors. My mother used a wall color called "mushroom" all the time.


  34. Oh Debbie, I just love this collage! Mushrooms are at the top of my list of things that I love. They are so fascinating and delicate. I adore the fairy circle idea - very charming! So nice... :D

  35. I never thought of those mushrooms as Fairy rings. I'll look at them with a new perspective now. Fun stuff. Sally

  36. Beautiful, Debbie. If I found those mushrooms in my yard I'd be in a rush to pull them up. You have an absolutely different take on them!

    Have a great day,

  37. What beautiful photos! We never get mushrooms in our yard here in CA - until this year. They keep popping up in the backyard and we've been in a total panic over it. Now that I have the story behind them I'll try to panic a little less.


  38. Really interesting photo's. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  39. I've never hear of a fairy ring either. And the music is so mystical too! What fun. We get mushrooms but I'm always afraid my kids will try to eat them, so they're gone as soon as I see them.
    I'm going to have to brush up on fairy lore. My daughter has such an imagination, she would probably love the stories. I've had to be careful lately, she's had an invisible playmate staying over, Nessie, from Loch Ness....I don't want to scare her...or get stepped on by her!

  40. Charming post and great pics!


  41. oh so wonderful!!! please join Gina and I at our new blog, we had problems with our old one, and are inviting all our old friends to come join in!!! thanks

  42. i can so imagine the fairies...
    these are such wonderfully done shots

  43. Debbie, I'm glad you like my chandelier and shades. I know I'm on the right track with your stamp of approval! You're right about the price of shades. I found a lot I loved but I needed 12! Yikes!

  44. HI Debbie! Oh, how wonderful! I love the look of these mushes!! We haven't had any around here in some time! Just too hot! Oh, now you make sure to set your clock a little before midnight so you can sneak out and watch the ball! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  45. Just had some in a shaded area of my front bed. Yours put mine to shame though, as far as quantity. I guess I only had a few renegade fairies escape from their little home! Beautiful mosaic. Lovely story.
    :-) Sue

  46. What wonderful pictures! Very enchanted!! :D Jewel

  47. Fairy rings are special -- it's not often you see them. We've had them a couple of times at Linderhof (in 21 years) but then we encourage these fairies into Linderhof's garden.

  48. Someone has been getting a lot of rain I would say. I have never seen so many before in my life. Talk about magical. What a thing to see. Thanks for sharing. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Country Hugs, Sherry

  49. Debbie .. those are amazing photos! I've never seen mushrooms look so good lol. Now everytime one pops up in my yard I'll be thinking of lil fairies.

  50. These are fantastic photos. I have never seen a fairy ring! Thank you for sharing them.

  51. Hi Nice to meet you! Your mosaic is beautiful! just beautiful post!

    OMG! You have such a cute cats!!

    Mr tom send them a big meow


  52. Debbie,

    Tres beau! What fun to have a vision of fairy dances! Gorgeous photos.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  53. Debbie,
    This is fantastic, I love it!
    Enjoy, Cathy

  54. What great pictures of mushrooms! For some reason I am reminded of Alice in wonderland : )

  55. Debbie,
    Cool post! Those mushrooms look like little houses!

    Donna Marie

  56. Oh, how sweet! I love anything to do with fairies. In fact, I've got a fairy door on my front porch to let the wee folk in.

  57. Great post...I must say that you're very good at making lemonade out of lemons!!!!

  58. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie. I haven't been on the slide yet but I think I will today, LOL!....Christine

  59. What wonderful photos!

    Yes, wasn't that funny that she bought the same pear at Goodwill LOL! AND the plate I donated. We took a uhaul truck load of chairs and things to that Goodwill today. I'll be interested to see if they pop up on anyone's blog!


  60. Imagination is your game. Photography is your passion.
    Nice job on your post.
    Joyce M

  61. Thanks the sweet B-day wishes Debbie! I really appreciate it.

    Your fairy ball is just beautiful. You are so creative and talented with your posts. I love your elegant music too!

    Have a wonderful day my friend.
    ~Melissa :)

    PS I can't believe how many people are interested in my lil' ole giveaway. I am amazed and happy to say the least. Blogger friends are so giving.

  62. Hi Debbie! I was thrilled that you stopped by my blog for a visit. It's been awhile since we've chatted. There are so many fabulous blogs ~~ it's hard to keep up! thanks for coming by 47th STreet.

    Loved the fairy ring story, and yes, the photos were just amazingly is that music. :)


  63. Great shots, Debbie. We've had a few of those popping up in our yard too. Love the upshot with the dew on the one mushroom. Great perspective.

  64. I am sorry you missed the dance, too. I love the dew on the grass in your photo. You do a fantastic job of capturing nature. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful evening.


  65. Good evening Debbie, What lovely pictures. I didn't know that faries were associated with mushrooms. How charming is that. I could almost see them dancing in the grass. You painted us a lovely picture indeed. Thank you.

  66. They do look mysterious, don't they? Like they popped out from a fairy land!

  67. Debbie, your photographs are incredible! I just wish somebody had been photographing you, as you laid on the ground to snap these photos. laurie

  68. Hey Debbie...Girl what a fun post as always from you...You are indeed funny...Oh girl thanks for coming by and seeing my little family...Oh girl I could die happy now seeing that little baby and the kids getting married...time just flew by for me...We had a wonderful time...was so great to spend some time with my Gina...Wished I could have stayed longer with them...But maybe next time...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my Dear friend...May you have a great weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  69. Hi Debbie
    When do we get to see that new addition. I'm advertising about the special event... lol
    Have a great weekend
    Love Claudie

  70. Hi Debbie,
    Great pictures! We get a lot of those around here but I definitely can't say that they are as pretty as yours turned out to be!

    Great to have you stop by the other day and that you caught the exchange between me and Manuela - I thought that was hilarious too - who would have thought that I would happen across her pear and buy it - post about it and then find it on her blog! Too funny! It just goes to show that great minds really DO think alike LOL!

    Have a great weekend!

  71. Wow! More incredible photos! I've never seen a fairy ring. Thanks for sharing. Love your creative text!

  72. Next time I'm pulling these annoying things out of my lawn, I'll try to smile and think Faeries instead. :-)

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