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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thorn Goblinfly Went to Texas!

My co-workers, knowing that I don’t often travel, surprised me last week with a bag full of what they thought might be helpful items for me to take along on my trip to the Garden Bloggers' Spring Fling.

My boss thought I might need this Winnie the Pooh garden magnifying glass so I could get a real good look at the plants.

I wonder what the other gardeners would have thought of me if I had pulled out my magnifying glass to look closer at some of the plants?




My boss also included some Fairy Talkies in the bag of travel goodies.

He thought perhaps these would be useful on garden tours. “You go over there, I’ll go over here and we’ll use these walkie-talkie’s to keep in touch.”

Really, the five-year old deep down within me was jumping up and down thinking how fun these would be! I would have loved this toy when I was little. Shoot, I love this toy now!

On the back of the package, there are some ideas on what to do with these fairy talkies, ideas like pretending you are on fairy radio and singing silly songs or making up fairy names to call each other.

Wait a minute, there. Garden fairies have names? I hadn’t thought of that, but of course they would have names. Every living thing has a name, right?

So do I have a garden fairy equivalent to my name? I looked online and found a very handy fairy name generator and found out that I do have a garden fairy name equivalent!

And guess what my garden fairy name is?

Thorn Goblinfly.

She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in brambles and blackberry bushes.
She is only seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
She wears purple and green like berries and leaves. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.”


I guess there are a lot of toys for little girls right now that have this flower or garden fairy theme. Hopefully it will encourage them to go outside and play, and when they are outside they might discover flowers and plants and maybe even become interested in gardening.

Then who knows where that interest in gardening, nurtured from a very young age, might someday lead them? It might just lead them to do more gardening, start a blog about their garden, and then one day end up going to meet other gardeners in a far away place, like Texas.

What’s your garden fairy name?

32 comments:

Nancy said...

If you'd taken out the magnifying glass, there would probably been some of us who would have wanted to borrow it!

:0) It was fun, wasn't it?

Annie in Austin said...

I can't believe the number of things you've talked me into doing, Thorn Goblinfly!!

My Fairy Name is Gossamer Moonshimmer:

She is the moon goddess's messenger.
She lives in spiderwebbed wonderlands and insect grottos.
She is only seen when the first flowers begin to blossom.
She wears tiny black spiders on her dresses. She has beautiful blue butterfly wings.


I don't have spiders on a dress, but I do have a pair of silver spider earrings somewhere...

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Mine rather fits me...even to the bluebells.

Your fairy is called Bramble Rainbowweb
She is a fortune bringer.
She lives in leafy dells and bluebell glades.
She is only seen in the mist of an early morning.
She wears bluebell-blue dresses. She has multicoloured wings like a butterfly.

Kathy said...

I haven't gone to get a fairy name yet, but as soon as I saw those walkie-talkies I thought you might have a niece who could help you use those.

SuzyQ said...

Carol, thank you for sharing that great fairy name generator - it was great.

My fairy is called Feather Snowfrost
She is a cleansing force and a peace-bringer.
She lives in high places where the clouds meet the earth.
She is only seen during the first snow of winter.
She wears pale blue like the sky. She has delicate pale blue wings like a cicada.

Matt and Jen said...

Me:
Tangle Elfglitter
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen in the light of a shooting star.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

Delicate wings? Yikes! lol

Love, Love, Love the Fairy Talkies! I would Love to play with those! -Jen :)

Lee17 said...

Oooh! Oooh! Fun! I want to play.

My garden fairy name is:

Columbine Iceshimmer
She is a bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable.
She lives in mushroom fields and quiet meadows.
She is only seen when the first flowers begin to blossom.
She wears lilac and purple like columbine flowers. She has icy blue butterfly wings.

Well, that was just meant to be! Columbines are one of my very favorite flowers. I will henceforth be known as 'Columbine Iceshimmer' ;)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

How do you find these things? I'm
Field Goblindancer
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in fields where wildflowers and poppies grow
She is seen only when the bees swarm and the crickets chirrup.
She likes to wear red petals in her skirt. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

This actually fits me, as I love wildflowers & I frequent the praire paths at the local forest preserve. And I fell in love with those poppies in Austin!

verobirdie said...

I've got a fairy name too!
Juniper Elffly
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives in clear-headed pine forests.
She is only seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
She wears purple juniper colours. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

Your boss has a good sense of humor. I can imagine myself using the talkie-walkie :-)

Cabs said...

Hey there...appears I am
Thorn Goblinwand
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in brambles and blackberry bushes.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears purple and green like berries and leaves. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

As for cute kids things..my favs are the adorable rubber boots they have. I think i like the lady bug ones best so far!
Carol
terranovadesign.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

I got my garden fairy name, too!
I'm called Bramble Elfglow

She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives in leafy dells and bluebell glades.
She is only seen in the light of a full moon.
She wears bluebell-blue dresses.
She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

Mel said...

My fairy name is

Columbine Elfdancer

She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives in mushroom fields and quiet meadows.
She is only seen when the bees swarm and the crickets chirrup.
She wears lilac and purple like columbine flowers. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a fun post Carol. Wish you had brought that magnifier along and taken some pics of the faces of the other bloggers while they looked on in sheer amazement. ;-)

My name is Bold Rainbowfrost

She is a fortune bringer
She lives in villages and even in bold city places
She is only seen during the first snow of winter

I've left out the fashion statement as stripey clothes are soooo not me. ;-)

Have a great weekend!

garden girl said...

I'm Bramble Iceglitter:

She is a bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable. She lives in leafy dells and bluebell glades. She is only seen in the light of a shooting star. She wears bluebell-blue dresses.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

More fun, I see. I wish you had popped out you magnifying glass at the Fling. Just thinking about it makes me smile.

My Fairy Name is:

Oak Elfweb
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives in forests of oak and lime trees.
She is only seen in the mist of an early morning.
She decorates herself with leaves and berries. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

I like it that I ave green wings. Am I cheerful? My children would say "Not."

Mary said...

Carol, meet

Columbine Goblinwitch

She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in mushroom fields and quiet meadows.
She is only seen in the enchanted moment between sleep and waking.
She wears lilac and purple like columbine flowers. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

(I do love lilac and purple!)

You crack me up.

Mary

Gail said...

Carol, This is a delightful find, thanks, what fun and my inner kid is also jumping up and down with glea! Your co-workers rock!

Your fairy is called
Bracken Goblinwand

She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives where bracken and curling ferns grow.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She dresses in leafy bracken-green. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

Gail

Carolyn gail said...

That's a tummy tickler, Carol ! Great post. I liked the fairy name generator and posted it on my blog. I'm a thorn goblinglitter.

Nickie said...

Berry Icetree is my name :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a hoot. Your co-workers obviously know you well. You will have to tell them that one of your garden blogging friends, me, uses a loop in the garden when I want to see things up close and personal. Ha..

My Fairy nme is Bramble Icefilter.

She is bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable. She lives in leafy dells and bluebell glades. She is only seen on midsummerseve. She wears bluebell dresses. She has icy blue butterfly wings.

Layanee said...

Carol: You must have some great office co-workers who know you well. I would have used one of those walkie talkies with you! What fun would that be! Next time! Also, what a great game! I am Bramble Goblinshimmer bringer of riches and wealth. I like that!

Frances, said...

My fairy is called Water Reeddancer
She is a panpipe player and enchantment singer.
She lives near bubbling brooks where Lords and Ladies and Cuckoo's Pint grow.
She is only seen when the bees swarm and the crickets chirrup.
She wears deep blue dresses. She has gentle green butterfly wings.

Sherry at the Zoo said...

My name is called Feather Hailshimmer
She is a protector of the lonely.
She lives in high places where the clouds meet the earth.
She is only seen when the first flowers begin to blossom.
She wears pale blue like the sky. She has cheery turquoise wings like a butterfly

vertie said...

Uh oh, watch out. My fairy name is Feather Saturnfrost, and I am a trouble maker.

She lives in high places where the clouds meet the earth.
She is only seen during the first snow of winter.
She wears pale blue like the sky. She has delicate pale pink wings like a cicada.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

You all better watch out for me... I'm apparently Nikki's evil twin sister:

Hex Icetree.

She is a bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable.
She lives in places hexed and tainted by black magic.
She is only seen when the first leaves fall from the trees.
She wears black feathers and rose petals. She has icy blue butterfly wings.

Eleanor said...

I couldn't resist. My fairy name is MOTH WILLOWFLY
She is a caster of weird dreams
She lives close to crystal caverns and stalagtite grottos.
She is only seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
She collects crystals to wear on her dresses. She has delicate green coloured wings like a cicada

Pam/Digging said...

Carol, you're still cracking me up, and if you'd pulled those walkie talkies out at the David garden, I'd probably have laughed so hard I'd have rolled down the hill.

Here's my fairy name:

Fidget Goblindancer

She is a bringer of riches and wealth. She lives in rotting woodlands near poisonous toadstools. She is only seen when the bees swarm and the crickets chirrup. She wears red with white spots, like the toadstools. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

Carol said...

All, Thanks for joining in the fun of fairy names. Now, when something odd or unexplainable happens in our gardens, we have a name for the one to blame. For surely the garden fairies are to blame.

Thornb Goblinfly, May Dreams Gardens

Alison said...

My fairy name is Gossamer Willowwitch
She is a caster of weird dreams.
She lives in spiderwebbed wonderlands and insect grottos.
She is only seen in the enchanted moment between sleep and waking.
She wears tiny black spiders on her dresses. She has delicate green coloured wings like a cicada.


Although I have no spiders on my dress, I do have a pair of spider earrings!

It's nice to see garden fairy stuff for children - I only wish there were some that wasn't so clearly aimed at little girls. I would love my son to develop a love of gardening too!

Sue Swift said...

Oh no! Is it only me? Why did you all get such positive character readings, when I got ...

Your fairy is called Feather Saturnwand
She is a trouble maker.

Not fair. I'm not, really I'm not. Now how can I get my own back on you all ..... :)

lisa said...

My name is: "Bramble Icefly"
She is a bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable.
She lives in leafy dells and bluebell glades.
She is only seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
She wears bluebell-blue dresses. She has icy blue butterfly wings.
Fun stuff! I like that mine is a "bone-chilling bringer of justice"...kinda sounds like a super-hero fairy!

Molly said...

Columbine Rainbowglitter here!