Prediction from a forest fairy

Do you see the little Forest Fairy?

I was sitting on the deck earlier this weekend–minding my own business–when a forest fairy flew between the leaves of a nearby maple tree.  (I suppose some folks might call her a Wood Nymph.)

It whispered, “Change is in the air!  Change is in the air!”

“What do you mean?” I asked politely, sipping tea.

The forest fairy remained silent, flitting against the tree trunk.

I took the opportunity to sneak inside and grab the camera.

Snapped her picture, which ended up looking like a shadow against the tree.

“Got your picture!” I called to the fairy.

“Change is in the air!” the fairy replied, and then fluttered away.

Now what do we suppose that might mean?  Any of the rest of you intuiting that “change is the air”?  Any of the rest of you been talking with the fairies and mystical creatures of the forest?  What do you suppose she means? 

See her now?

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I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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46 Responses to Prediction from a forest fairy

  1. Zara says:

    Oh I can feel it too! And I’m quietly optimistic for us all x

  2. Change is most definitely in the air, and it won’t be subtle. We were in Cedarburg, Wisconsin yesterday and I had reason to hold a tree – tightly. As I did so, I, too, received confirmation that change is afoot. And it will be positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing. For everyone. But especially so for people who listen with their heart.

  3. Colleen Lloyd says:

    Shhhh…I hear it too. Gentle whispers in the wind. Also whispers of Happy Birthday and wishes for a year of wonder, surprise and delight 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Now even the wind is whispering the message! Thank you for the birthday wishes. Yes, indeed, tomorrow is the Big Day. I love birthdays!

  4. fountainpen says:

    Yes, I too anticipate change. It is coming from many directions and sources and seems tobe converging and many people from many walks of life feel it and are talking about it…..yes, even the forest fairies are aware of it!!!!!!!!

    And they probably are celebrating July 20 too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • Kathy says:

      fountainpen, it is good that so many people are feeling and talking about the change those fairies are whispering about. Do you think they’re celebrating July 20th? LOL! Your package is sitting nicely with about four birthday cards. I won’t be opening them until the 22nd, though, when my daughter gets here and makes a birthday dinner. Thank YOU for the birthday wishes!

  5. Change? Hmmmm, as I wilt under the shade of my Maple tree, it is hard to fathom it right now. But the Earth is moving in its orbit and change will follow slowly over time.

    • Kathy says:

      Oh dear, Scott, are you wilting? Are there fairies up there in your maple tree? Perhaps the fairies might tell you that change is coming–and you will no longer be wiliting! Maybe a cool breeze is coming. Perhaps?

  6. Elisa says:



    (scampers away) gleefully gleefully!!!!

    • Kathy says:

      Dear Elisa, I suggest that you are most probably friends with the forest fairies. They probably tell you secrets all the time. Glad you enjoyed! (at least that’s what I think that “lick” meant. LOL!)

  7. Susan D. says:

    That forest fairy sure looks a lot like Kiah to me …. hmmmm, and she’s bearing gifts … she is laden with gifts ….

    • Kathy says:

      Poor Kiah couldn’t see the fairy at first, can you imagine? I had to point it out to her. And then she fell in love with it! (She was running off to work so probably didn’t have time to properly see it. And fairies can be cunning you know. Maybe they CHOOSE who can see them right away…) Yes, my bebs is coming home Wednesday night. Hurray! And I’m sure bearing gifts…

  8. Jessica says:

    Yes, I see her. She is in deep conversation with a fairy sized dragon as she sits down, holding her skein of truthrope (spinning yarn, for the rest of us.)

    • Kathy says:

      Jessica, YES! She’s conversing with a DRAGON. Good eyes! And YES, she has yarn in her lap. Kiah commented, “I think she’s knitting.” I like thinking that she’s spinning truthrope. You are a mystic, you are.

  9. jeffstroud says:

    Hmm? Change is always in the air, always moving, always evolving! What else did forest fairy have to share! I do see her! Great catch!

    • Kathy says:

      Jeff, you are totally right. Change is always in the air. Little changes, big changes. Yet–my heart stirred when the fairy mentioned this change. It felt signficant, somehow. We shall see, we shall see… It was a delight to catch her shadow, if only for a glimmer of time.

  10. Carol says:

    What a good eye, finding that Forest Fairy. Normally they stay hidden when people are out and about, so you must be very special.

    Change? Change is only welcome when it’s good change.

    • Kathy says:

      Oh, Carol, I’m not sure it’s me that’s special. But once–when I was about eleven years old–I spent an afternoon in the Fairy Kingdom while playing Barbies with a friend. The fairies actually stole Time. So probably there is some bond from that long-ago afternoon. Do you think?

      And certainly, yes, “good change” would be most welcome!

  11. barb says:

    My Granddaughter is sure there is a Fairy Girl in our forest who is taking the good luck quartz I put in my altar stump. Maybe your Fairy and mine are related, though mine never speaks to me of anything, and I’ve never actually seen her. If you get a chance to speak to yours again, please ask if mine could return the quartz.

    • Kathy says:

      Consider it done, Barb. If I ever run across that fairy again, I shall ask about fairy relations and where the heck is Barb’s good luck quartz? I am sure she will say that the fairies needed good luck, too, or maybe they stole it and buried it on the ley lines of the earth to ease the Mother Earth’s suffering or enhance her energy. Yes. I’m sure that’s it. Please tell your granddaughter! 🙂

  12. kodell says:

    Kathy- I love the picture!

    Barb- Fairies like shiny objects- if you put a crystal outside, they think it’s for them. I leave a small bowl of marbles and fairy charms (they like to look at things that look like them) low in my home so they don’t steal my keys or jewelry. Maybe if you offer them milk and honey while asking they leave the crystal in place, they will listen. Quite frankly, they are not great listeners. Cheeky little buggers.

    • Kathy says:

      kodell, I am utterly fascinated by your explanation about the love fairies have for shiny objects. Such a good sharing! I wonder why they are not good listeners… we shall have to keep this in mind! Keys up high, shiny trinkets down low. Wise advice. 🙂

  13. Great pic….I am going to sleep tonight after a great weekend, dreaming of forest fairies and changes…..

    • Kathy says:

      I hope you had good dreams last night, Kim. I hope the fairies stopped by and fluttered in your sleep and whispered secrets to you. I know your deepest self will remember!

  14. Jeannie says:

    Grande and Glorious Wonders are coming your way!!! 😉


    Simply BEAUTIFUL!!

    And I SEE HER TOO!!!

    • Kathy says:

      I am so THRILLED that you see her, too. Both of my children needed coaching. And my husband, too. LOL! I thought EVERYONE would be able to see her immediately!

  16. OM says:

    Oh, Kathy, what a marvelous opportunity to wish you a most fabulous birthday celebration, I hope it brightens many days. And may the year ahead be full of surprises delightful beyond your ability to imagine!! That’s what change is in the air, and in the water, and in the sunlight, and in the soil, and…… But perhaps most especially in the air. So we breathe it in?? Effortlessly, comfortably, naturally?

    I wish I could send you a card or gift or at least a photo, but soon you’ll see something, and know it was from me, to you, with all my love and admiration and kinship!


    • Kathy says:

      OM, I shall be looking about and see something, I know, and will feel it as a gift from you. Thank you, thank you, for this birthday wish! I honor our kinship very much…feeling tears of connection and delight this very moment.

  17. Robin says:

    I’ve been conversing with the butterflies who, as you probably know, are related to the fairies. They seem to think change is coming, too.

    Beautiful little fairy. 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Robin, how astute! The butterflies ARE connected to the fairies. And I am interested to hear that they agree with them. Excellent. We shall wait to see what this change may be.

  18. Karma says:

    That fairy shadow is amazing! How lucky you were to see it. Robin mentioned that butterflies are related to fairies, do you suppose hummingbirds are too? A little camera-shy humming bird keeps appearing to me while I’m out among my flowers, then disappears, quick as a blink, as I imagine a fairy would too.

    Change makes me nervous until I get a better idea of what it has in mind. With a policeman hubby and teenaged daughters, I guess I can’t help but worry at the thought of change sometimes!

    • Kathy says:

      Karma, YES! Of course hummingbirds are connected. (That’s why they are so camera shy, you know.) I was amazed when that fairy-shadow presented itself. What a gift!

      As for change which isn’t so pleasant…that is perhaps not so welcome. I am hoping the fairy was predicting positive change. But we shall see…

  19. Cindy Lou says:

    What a lovely little lass! I have gnomes living in my gardens – I’ve been enthralled with them since that book came out waaaaaay back when I was in college. Now Miss Kenzie looks for them, too, and will point to nooks and crannies in trees and tell me that’s where the gnomes live.

    Happy, blessed and wondermous birthday, sweetie….may all your days be filled with love, laughter and grace!

    • Kathy says:

      Thank you for the birthday wishes, Cindy Lou! I am fascinated about your garden gnomes. Have you seen one directly? Or do they hide from humans like fairies? I’ll bet Miss Kenzie has seen the shadows of them. Children are lucky that way, so often.

  20. holessence says:

    Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday, dear Kathy.
    Happy birthday to you.
    And many mooooooorrrrrreeeee …..

    • Kathy says:

      I can hear your birthday song through the trees, Ms. Laurie. The words make the leaves flutter in the breeze. My heart has leapt up in pure joy at all the birthday love. It probably won’t come out of the heavens for a while, it is so overjoyed and feeling so much gratitude.

  21. Dawn says:

    I thought that fairy was talking to the dragon! Happy Birthday!

    • Kathy says:

      It WAS talking to the dragon, wasn’t it, Dawn? Thank goodness Jessica pointed that out. I was so mesmerized by the message that I missed the dragon. Thank goodness for other eyes who catch bits & pieces of the larger picture.

  22. Happy birthday Kathy!!!!

    And I didn’t see the fairy or dragon until Jessica describe them… then sure enough there they were:)

    • Kathy says:

      Thank goodness for Jessica! I am so glad she added that important little piece. (None of my immediate family members saw it immediately either. I had to point it out.)

      Hope you had a wonderful time at your weekend wedding. Will try to stop by your blog soon and hear the details. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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