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Alien Under Toadstool, Fairy Godmother, too

This weekend I watched Maura (almost 4) while her family went to a swim meet with her brothers and sister.  She saw me outside and asked, “Granma, Why are you in the bushes?”    When she came over to see what I was doing, she said she liked the Fairy Godmother. One shot of each on the iPhone and then she and I played.  I’d been sorting toys in the playroom.  Saw the toadstool and went and got the two figurines.

Today’s photos? Just for fun.  The fungus was enormous.  And I had just been reading an article telling of the two cousins Frances and Elsie photographs with the  Cottlingley Fairies.  (1917)

Thanks to Annette who wrote and said that “ the blog is a daily vitamin for the creative soul.”  

16 responses

  1. That toadstool is incredible and seemingly out-worldly, a fitting place for an alien to hang out.


    November 5, 2012 at 1:13 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    A bit otherworldly. I think you blog is a vitamin for any soul (I’m not that creative). I love it.


    November 5, 2012 at 6:42 am

  3. Well where else would an alien hide?


    November 5, 2012 at 7:32 am

  4. Lepiotes, we used to have them in the Springs (East Hampton)


    November 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    • Thanks dear cousin for Identifying the toadstool by proper name!


      November 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm

  5. Lois I. Greenberg

    Dedicated to all the once-upon-a-times we so enjoyed as children and treasure as memories still. Thanks for this one of toadstools and faeries that color our fantasies. love, L


    November 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

  6. Sally

    I much preferred the blue Fairy Godmother – she’s less weird and not scary. The toadstool is in a class all its own!


    November 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

  7. Kristin

    I love them! Great imagination.
    Fabulous toadstool!


    November 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

  8. Wow, that toadstool is huge! I definitely like the second pic the best.🙂


    November 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

  9. Love the toadstool!



    November 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  10. They are really magic photos🙂


    November 6, 2012 at 3:23 am

  11. And where are the elves?🙂


    November 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

  12. Wow, I’ve not seen a toadstool that big before.. it’s huge.. and an adorable photo op!


    November 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

  13. So clear and fun!!


    November 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm

  14. I *love* this! And I fully agree with your friend who commented about this blog being a vitamin for the soul – what a perfect description for this space.


    November 9, 2012 at 9:55 am

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