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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Finding Pea

To start things off, I would like to share how my little Pea came into my life.

About a month ago, my husband and I were on one of our many visits to the local botanical garden.  The botanical garden is one of my favorite places in our town.  I visited it the very first day I lived here and my husband and I actually got married in this garden.  You can see how beautiful it is:



We had a picnic lunch and meandered around the garden for some time, then headed back to the car.  As we passed by the giant cabbages, a little something caught my eye:

At first I thought she was a doll, but when I got closer, she winked at me, giggled, and kicked her little feet with happiness!  I had found a tiny fairy, and amazingly enough, she didn't seem to be afraid of me at all:


I called my husband over there and we kneeled in front of the cabbage with our mouths hanging open.  As we gawped at her, she sat up and giggled some more:

Can't blame her for laughing as I'm sure we were a sight to see with our eyes bulging out of our heads.  Then she got to her feet and stuck her arms out so I would pick her up:

I of course obeyed, who could resist that face?  She nestled into my palm and hugged my thumb:

Then she pointed to a stand of delphiniums a ways away.  Not knowing what else to do, we walked over and the little fairy started grabbing for one of the plants, so I reached out my hand and she jumped to it before scurrying up to the top with remarkable speed and agility:

She looked around for a few seconds and then gestured to a large raven pillaging the squash plants about 20 yards away.  Her little face screwed up in anguish and she pointed out another raven, and another, then looked up at me with tears in her eyes.  The dark shadow of another raven passed slowly over us and she let out a little shriek of terror before leaping onto me and diving into my hair.  I could feel her trembling as she pressed herself against my neck.  It took my husband and I a couple of minutes to disentangle her because she was very reluctant to leave the safety of my hair, but we got her out eventually.  She sighed heavily, wiped her tears, and sat down on my hand again.

What was this all about?  It was clear that the ravens scared her greatly.  I personally like ravens a lot, but I can see how a large omnivorous bird would be mighty scary to someone as small as her.  But, what did she expect us to do about it?  My husband and I talked this over and then it finally occurred to me that I could just ask her.  It seemed clear by now that she couldn't speak, but did she understand English?

"Are the ravens scaring you?" I asked gently.

She nodded sadly in reply and looked down at the ground.  Okay, good, I thought.  She does know English!

"Do they try to hurt you?"

This time she nodded furiously.

"What can we do to help you?"

At this, she gazed back up at me and the tiniest of smiles came over her face.  She scrambled up to my shoulder, shimmied down my purse strap, and hopped into my purse.

"Do you want us to give you money?" my husband asked, looking bewildered.

"What would she do with money?" I asked him, then turned back to her. "Do you want to come home with us?!

Her face broke into a huge grin and she giggled with joy, then scooched down farther into my bag.

It seemed clear.  She wanted to come home with us.  So, what else was there to do except oblige?


  1. I came over here from the DOA. I love what you have done with this blog post. I look forward to reading more about your life with Pea. She is darling.

  2. Oh dang, you brought home a wild fairy!!! Good luck with that. Looking forward to seeing your adventures with Pea!

  3. Thanks to Miranda I found this blog. Can't wait to see what adventures you are sure to encounter.

  4. Joanne, Miranda, and Ann: I'm so glad you like the blog :D Thanks for stopping by!

  5. What a charming story! And you have one of my favorite little fairies! I have been thinking about getting one for myself, but trying not to go back into the BJD world again. But she would be so easy, she only needs eyes and maybe a stitch of clothing. Not like the little fashionistas I had before. LOL!
    Pea is so adorable!