Lula Belle is the tallest of the Home Place Fairy Folk and because of this one fact she is the first of the fairies to emerge from their winter chambers each and every spring.

Her job is to determine exactly when the spring winds are just right for sprinkling  fairy dust on the blueberry fields here in Maine.

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Today the sun came out from behind the clouds as a gentle wind blew in from the north west. Lula Belle determined these conditions were perfect for dusting the fields.

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She called out to her fairy companions  “Come, sprinkle fairy dust to help encourage the blueberries to flourish and grow. ” The other fairies were feeling rather shy after spending the long cold winter in their cozy chambers. They had not once opened their wings to flutter or fly for many months and felt a bit timid and reluctant about doing so after all this time.

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The smallest of the fairies, being the most curious set off following a sparkle of Lula Belle’s fairy dust which led to some human children who had heard the fairies whispering and seen their twinkling lights.

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The fairies chose to shape shift, increasing their size so they could  play with these mortal children while they worked their magic. This is a privilege allowed to fairies on a single spring day each and every year for one a single hour.

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A little girl led the fairies to the Sacred Cairn of Rocks where another child waited.

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Everywhere the fairies ran was illuminated by sparkling fairy dust twinkling and bright.

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Together with the children by their sides the fairies looked over the magnificent countryside and honored the vast landscape which lay before them. Being fairies they found they were eager not only to run with the children but to soar across the fields and fly!

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The fairies continued playing with the children as they sprinkled the blueberry fields all alight with their magical dust. When twilight set in they shape shifted back to their original sizes saying goodbyes to their human companions as they flew back to their magical chambers as the children headed home.

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Lula Belle was the last of the fairy folk to leave. She was happy how everywhere she looked sparkled bright with fairy dust which would nourish the blueberry fields all through the springtime, twinkling and shimmering each and every night.