A Fairy Tale

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  • #161

    Mark Sawyer
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    Once upon a time, a long long time ago, in the little town of Cottingley, England, there were two little girls named Frances and Elsie, who sometimes, just for fun, photographed fairies along a little stream in the woods behind Elsie’s house. When people found out, the pictures became rather famous, (and so did Frances and Elsie). There was, of course, much debate about whether the photographs were real. Some experts said yes, some experts said no, and the famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a whole book explaining how he could tell for certain that the fairy pictures were genuine. The girls insisted the fairies were real, and they told their story of how they really had made the photographs. But there were, shall we say, certain inconsistencies in their story, which led some people to have their doubts.

    As the years passed, people mostly forgot about the fairy pictures, and younger generations dismissed the photographs as fakery. When Frances and Elsie were old women, with children and grandchildren of their own, they at last admitted that the fairy photographs weren’t real after all, and they told their story of how they had faked most of the photographs. But there were, shall we say, certain inconsistencies in their story, which led some people to have their doubts.

    And to their dying days, both Frances and Elsie insisted that there was one photograph in which the fairies were really there…

    Frances and the Fairy Ring s

    Elsie and the Gnome s

    Cottingley s

    Francis and the Flying Fairy s

    The Fairy Bower s

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  • #179

    Mark Sawyer
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    And today, a hundred years later, some people still enjoy photographing fairies… 🙂

    tinkerball2s

  • #239

    Mark Sawyer
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    Adoreableness

  • #240

    Mark Sawyer
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    Oh, that naughty little Tinkerbell…
    Oh, that naughty little Tinkerbell...

  • #241

    Mark Sawyer
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    My glasses

  • #242

    Mark Sawyer
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    NEVER give a pixie a loaded gun…
    Uh-oh...

  • #243

    Mark Sawyer
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    Such a mean little pixie…
    Mean little pixie...

  • #244

    Mark Sawyer
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    The trouble with pixies isn’t that they’re adoreable. It’s that they know they’re adorable…
    The trouble with pixies...

  • #245

    Mark Sawyer
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    skull s

  • #246

    Mark Sawyer
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    I don’t see any potential for problems here…
    Happy Fourth of July!

  • #247

    Mark Sawyer
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    She loves poetry…
    She reads poetry...  :)

  • #248

    Mark Sawyer
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    wk s

  • #249

    Mark Sawyer
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    angel

  • #250

    Mark Sawyer
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    Little universes

  • #251

    Mark Sawyer
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    Morning coffee… 🙂

    morning coffee...  :)

  • #252

    Mark Sawyer
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    Pixie wings! When she’s bad, I pull them off…
    Pixie Wings

  • #253

    Mark Sawyer
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    She has questionable taste in literature…
    Literature

  • #254

    Mark Sawyer
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    Still Life With Pixie
    slwp s

  • #255

    Mark Sawyer
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    Darned little pixies, always saying “no”…
    Pixies always say "no"...

  • #256

    Mark Sawyer
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    I want to be a famous artist, just like Andres Serrano…
    I want to be a famous artist...

  • #257

    Mark Sawyer
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    Bad pixie!

  • #258

    Mark Sawyer
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    Science

  • #259

    Mark Sawyer
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    She puts little pixie-fingerprints on my lenses…
    Darned pixie...

  • #260

    Mark Sawyer
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    Seeking enlightenment…
    Enlightenment II

  • #261

    Mark Sawyer
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    sku s

  • #262

    Mark Sawyer
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    Her best “come hither” look…
    Her best "come hither" look...

  • #263

    Mark Sawyer
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    Of course, she’s adorable from any angle… ♥
    Of course, she's adorable from any angle...  ♥

  • #264

    Mark Sawyer
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    My girl! ♥
    Ahh, there's my girl!  ♥

  • #265

    Mark Sawyer
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    Bad little Tink.
    Bad little Tink.

  • #266

    Mark Sawyer
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    She lives in her own little world…
    She has her own little world...

  • #267

    Mark Sawyer
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    She says she wants to go to France…
    france

  • #268

    Mark Sawyer
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    And when she goes to Gay Paree, the boys, they all say “Ooh-la-lah!”
    And when she goes to Gay Paree, the boys, they all say "Ooh-la-lah!"

  • #269

    Mark Sawyer
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    Ethos and Pothos
    Ethos and Pothos

  • #270

    Mark Sawyer
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    Watching from the window, waiting for time to pass her by…
    Watching from the window, waiting for time to pass her by...

  • #271

    Mark Sawyer
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    Before and after…
    before and after

  • #272

    Mark Sawyer
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    eggies s

  • #273

    Mark Sawyer
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    Rotten little pixie!!! 🙁
    Rotten little pixie!!!  :(

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