Sunday, August 05, 2012
Guest Post: Garden Fairies Declare Christmas in August
We are garden fairies and we are celebrating Christmas in August on account of over two inches of rain fell on the garden early this morning.
We are not sure of the accuracy of our rain gauge, so we are hesitant to exclaim that there was actually a full two and a half inches of rain because that might not be right and we garden fairies pride ourselves on being right and accurate and not exaggerating, ever.
We are always truthful. We are so truthful that we'll confess that we do actually sometimes steal garden gloves and hide them. But it is all in good fun and for a laugh at the expense of the gardener. You should see Carol walk back and forth in the garden looking for gloves we've hidden. It is hilarious and then some.
Anyway, we are truthful garden fairies and all this rain has really lightened our mood. We had started to call the drought "the Grinch" because it was so mean to withhold rain like that. We are garden fairies and we were beginning to have despair that it would ever rain again on our garden.
And then it rained. We are garden fairies, bring on the wassail pudding, but don't burn a yule log because it is still too dry, hang some lights in the garden and let's celebrate a little bit!
But we are garden fairies, so we must warn everyone. The Grinch of a Drought has only temporarily let go of the gardens. We don't want to seem ungrateful or piggish, but we are going to need more rain to really vanquish the Grinch of a Drought from the garden once and for all time. A lot more rain.
However, we are optimistic that over time we will get that rain. And then Carol can stop watering, which she never wears gloves for. She can start doing other stuff, like weeding, that requires gloves. Then she'll set down those gloves and we'll hide them and watch her look for them.
Because that's what garden fairies do.
Thorn Goblinfly, Chief High Priestess and Scribe for the Garden Fairies here at May Dreams Gardens.
P.S. Carol had better put on some gloves and start weeding. You would not believe the weeds around this garden. We are garden fairies, truthful, always.