fall walk in the woods


This morning, Jayla and I went for a walk at one of our most favourite and local conservation areas. I love the smell of the woods in the fall.

Here is a sampling of the conversation we had:

Jayla: “Mommy do you believe in fairies?”
Mommy: “Yes, I do.”
Jayla: “Yeah. Fairies are nice. I have never seen one, but I am sure they are nice.”
Mommy: “Yes, I’m sure they are nice too.”
Jayla: “If I ever saw a fairy; I mean if they ever let me see them, I would keep that secret. If I told someone then they would probably want to put them on the news and I’m sure the fairies wouldn’t want to have their faces “flastered” all over the news.”
Mommy: **sniggering to myself** “Absolutely. I mean who would want to have their face “flastered” all over the news.”
Jayla: “Yeah, that would be bad for them.” “It is much better that they are a secret”. Don’t you think so Mommy?”
Mommy: “Yes, I do.”

There is a special spot in these woods where we have constructed a little fairy house. It is at the base of a tree. It curves inwards and there is a perfect spot just big enough for a modest-sized fairy family dwelling. There is a roof made from tree bark, and a large bed made of moss. They even have a fungus table and plates made from acorn caps.

Every time we hike in these woods we go and visit our fairy house and make any necessary repairs. Today Jayla found some tiny little mushrooms and put them on the table in their little acorn cap plates.


“[W]hen the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl”. ~James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan


5 thoughts on “fall walk in the woods

  1. Love the pink, even the pink faces. Please tell Jayla that tante Vickie believes very much in fairies. I also believe in day-dreaming and talking to myself (when I’m alone of course).

  2. What a precious conversation with Jayla. I would love to see a picture of your fairy house. It sounds precious and how special that you and Jayla see to it that it is kept in good repair for the “fairy family” that live there. Barb xo

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