"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Friday, 13 January 2012

Barking up the Wrong Tree!!!

I couldn't believe my eyes this morning as I drove past the "fairy door" - there has been not one but two additions!

How cute is this a pair of miniature green wellies

I can't see a fairy wearing these can you? They look more like the type of footwear a gnome might wear.

And then right in the middle of the door is a tiny wreath made of leaves.

I'm not sure if this is just a door decoration or a late Christmas wreath but, according to a book on Gnomes by Poortvliet and Huygen (this is a must read for Gnome fans - full of the most delightful illustrations and facts), Gnomes do tend to leave Christmas decorations in situ for the whole year!

The door to "Mr Grumbleweed's Residence"!


Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens said...

How great is that?

Ragged Robin said...

Its brilliant isn't it Graham!

Its along Coleshill Heath Road on right hand side just past Millennium Wood if you are driving from the airport/Solihull direction - if you ever go out that way!

Anonymous said...

Grumbleweed? My name's Baldwin

Ragged Robin said...

Oops! Sorry - Mr. Baldwin!

Anonymous said...

I have recently come across this and cannot help but wonder why it is there.

Perhaps it is a shrine to someone? Does anybody know?

Jackie Rawlins said...

This tree is a lovely memorial to 2 teenagers one of whom died there in dec 2008. A lovely memorial.

Ragged Robin said...

Anonymous - Many apologies for not commenting before on your comment - its been hectic since my holiday but thank you for commenting and please see comment from Jackie Rawlins below.

Jackie Rawlins

Thank you so much for leaving a comment and solving the "mystery" of the door. It is a lovely and very moving memorial. Thank you again. I drove past it tonight and in future when I do so I will remember the teenagers.

Jackie Rawlins said...

You are welcome. I find it much more interesting and prettier than cellophane wrapped flowers. Glad I could help. Thank you too for an excellent and informative blog.