The fairy tree in Sherwood Forest is indeed a magical tree! Last weekend Bailie, our Purple Girl, was hiking around in Sherwood Forest and came upon the tree. What happened next really freaked here out!
Walking along, sniffin’ for critters and stuff, Bailie stumbled upon this sign at the base of a big tree. Surely this was some kind of child’s play, or a joke? I’ve been hiking around Sherwood Forest for ten years and even lived there for a few months at one time, but I have never seen the fairy tree.
Being a good scent hound, she sniffed up the sign real good but didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. She could tell lots of squirrels had been to the sign but that was about it.
Suddenly, the magic began. Bailie heard some pleasant, light noises in the distance. She looked up to see what was happening, and the fairy appeared with a load of fairy dust – amazingly in purple, Bailie’s color! Bailie wanted to run away and hide, but she was in a trance of sorts and could not move.
Next thing she knew, she too was a fairy, and a purple one at that! The little fairy disappeared in an instant and left Bailie with fairy wings. It was incredible, but she says it was also unsettling.
The wings were light as feathers, but still odd. Once Bailie started to walk away from the Sherwood Forest fairy tree, her new purple fairy wings vanished as quickly as they had arrived. This tree is definitely a magical tree, but Bailie said she might be afraid to go back to it. Meeting a fairy seems to have rattled her nerves! Have you ever seen a fairy tree and been blessed with your own fairy wings?