The Door To Forest Magic At Sandy Trail

There it was ... a bright dollop of sunshine in a tangle of forest greens, browns and silvery grays. The yellow door snuggled against a tree said Fairy Hall and, in tiny faint lettering beneath, No Trolls. Oh, how I'd love to know what goes on inside Fairy Hall. I wanted to tap on the door but, a giant by comparison, I didn't want to cause a scare.

I often take the Sandy Trail with its gravelly path, woodsy stumps, well-trod stairs, rabbits, birds and squirrels. I know every twist and rustling sound. But I hadn't noticed the small door before. This unexpected bit of whimsy magic tucked into the forest floor made me curious about what else was in the mysterious thicket I'd yet to explore. When I continued on my way, the trees leaned in ... as if they had something to say.

Later, I found another door (below), welcoming but equally as difficult to enter.


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Comments

  1. oh what a gorgeous fairy door I love the forest and this one looks also like fairyland so that door fits there quite well.

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  2. The great thing about a Fairy Hall, is that what goes on inside is exactly what you want. The fairies are doubtless tuned in to your thoughts and emotions and provide encouragement, appreciation and therapy as needed. And they never fail!

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    1. Haha … so true. I have so much power over what’s going on inside Fairy Hall and in my own head for that matter. I enjoyed your insightful reminder. :)

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    2. What a fun things for kids to find beside the trail. - Margy

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  3. Beautiful forest scenes. Plus wonderful where imagination can take one!!

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  4. That path looks very inviting.

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  5. Hello, I would enjoy walking on this trail. The fairy door is cute. Lovely series of photos. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  6. Fun find! I might have been tempted to hide around the corner for awhile to see if any of the fairies came out to play. Were there any toadstools on the forest floor? I still kind of expect brownies to jump out whenever we come across those on a hike. (Still the kid I used to be ....blatantly borrowing a line from a very good writer and blogger.)

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  7. How cute, and what a lovely place to find a fairy hall.

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  8. I'd be waiting around the corner with Sallie. The trouble with me is I giggle so the lovely fairies would know to go the other way.

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  9. I love a bit of whimsy :) a beautiful forest to explore, super photos!

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  10. I like David Gascoigne's idea about what is behind the yellow door.
    Sorry about the link not working, not sure what is going on behind that door!

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  11. What a lovely find, the Fairy Hall! “The door to the forest magic”, indeed. The fairy door would work on individual imagination and you seem to have been in the mood to listen to the whispering of the leaning trees.
    In Japan, aged gigantic tree, especially camphor tree with a hole, is revered to be the home of a god. Children believe “Totoro” lives there.

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  12. Yep, you're still the kid who used to be, and how grateful I am! Some adults would have walked right past it, or would have been too embarrassed to take a photo and post it! Good for you and good for us! (I am wishing you could have been like Alice in Wonderland and shrunk to a size to fit through the door - imagine that post!)

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  13. The door is intriguing. I am a geocacher and in my adventures with that sport have encountered several doors hiding a geocache behind it.

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    1. That's so interesting about geocaching ... a new term for me that I had to look up!

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  14. What a great magical discovery that fairy door was. (I laughed about the fine print about no trolls.) Your photos of this walking area show it to be a great place to get to explore.

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