Baby boy wants a bite of my cheesecake
Look how vicious Rottweilers are
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.
Skelbo Castle (aka de Buar’s Castle), Highlands, Scotland
Skelbo Castle is located on the high shore at the mouth of Loch Fleet. It was a seat of the de Moravia or Moray family who acquired lands in the area at some date before 1211. The site is complex, with evidence for a number of different building phases. Initially, it seems to have been an earthwork structure, with the natural motte at the north end of the site probably supporting a wooden tower. Over time, the defenses were rebuilt in stone, and the fragmentary hall/keep now standing on the motte probably dates to the 14th century.
In 1529 the castle was bought by William Sutherland of Duffus. Skelbo was occupied by Jacobites during the first half of the 18th century. After the defeat of the Jacobites in 1715, Skelbo was forfeited to the crown. In 1745 the Earl of Cromarty and his Jacobite army occupied Skelbo Castle again before moving on to Dunrobin where they captured and briefly held Dunrobin castle. By 1769 the Castle was in ruins. The baronial title of Skelbo reverted to the Countess of Sutherland in 1804.
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Mikhail de Buar (d.2009), was the last owner of the castle and he died without a will. His legacy is now the subject of a major scandal and litigation. He bought the property to receive the title of “baron” but took no part in the upkeep of the castle.
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We’re rightfully terrified right now.
"BE PREPARED FOR THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! BE PREPARED FOR SENSATIONAL NEEEEEWWWWWSSS!"
A shining new era is tiptoeing nearer!
And where do we feature?!
IT GOT BETTER.
if you’re aware that many homosexual couples can procreate without problems and you know it clap your hands
if you’re aware that being in a homosexual relationship doesn’t define your sexuality as homosexual and you know it clap your hands!
if you’re sick of bi and trans erasure in the queer community and you really want to show it clap your hands