Welcome to the blog/ collection of favourite things of a 17 year old Irish Hufflepuff girl with a love for life, candles, French Horns and tea. “That’s the thing with life; whenever there’s a real, proper decision to be made, there’s never anybody around but you. All these people give you loads of bullshit advice about how you should do this and ‘If it was me, I would do that.’ But at the end of the day, it always ends up with just you.”
Little Red Hijab with a basket of naan and milk and dates to take to Jiddah.
Shirayuki, with lips as red as blood and skin as white as snow, who was tempted by a perfect pink peach.
The mice made Cinderella a beautiful dress and then she went to the ball…
Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it. They are soooooo beautiful!
fairy rings are usually caused by decaying organic matter, generally a tree stump. many types of fungi have symbiotic relationships with tree roots and mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of such fungus. So if a huge old tree was cut down, you’ll often find fairy rings. they can last for years and years as the earth reabsorbs all the nutrients left behind by the beautiful tree.
sorry, didn’t mean to crush dreams - but i have a degree in horticulture and i was really excited when i first learned this.
maybe fairies and fungi are joining together to mourn the loss of the tree
NO BUT FINDING OUT ABOUT WHY FAIRY RINGS EXIST IS ALSO REALLY COOL.
From a writer’s perspective, it’s even more interesting to find out why they exist on a horticultural level, because it opens up a whole realm of fictional possibilities. Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
For example, doesn’t that just essentially make this a tree grave? And if folklore has taught us anything, it’s that “fairies” and other spirits usually occupy trees, or have them as their life force. And that’s to say nothing of the folklore of trees being spirits in and of themselves, or kitsunes that live in tree hollows, or dryads, etc., etc.. So, if it’s disrespectful or feels like a slight to step on human graves, wouldn’t that logic transfer to stepping inside the Fairy Circle, AKA, the tree’s grave? It’s essentially giving more fuel to the story, not detracting from it, in my humble opinion!Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT THIS OMFG
if johnlock ends up not happening in the show…at least we’ll always have this
when you’re babysitting and the kid won’t eat their veggies
- C. S. Lewis (via breakandheal)
BODY ONCE TOLD ME
today is the 1 year anniversary of this post. happy birthday you stupid meme.