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How To Catch A Fairy


This is a fairy trap constructed by my daughter. Notice the way the box is tilted and balanced on the toy so that “when the fairy flutters her wings, it will fall and trap her.”  It’s also important to have a comfy

bed, furniture and friends.  I’m not planning on always blogging about my kids, don’t worry.  This story has some pretty cool shots included in a magical forest.  For about two weeks Cassie would set this up every night and check it every morning. Every morning she was disappointed and couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working.  This was both cute and heartbreaking. She really wanted to catch a fairy.  This is where this story ties in with my trip to see the Bison. I really wanted her to succeed in catching a fairy, (wink wink) so you can imagine how glad I was to see one at one of my stops along highway 12 on the Lochsa river.  This spot was so magical looking to me that it just seemed perfect for a fairy.  The lighting was dappled through the huge trees and there was moss covering everything.


I first noticed her on this log. She was very friendly, so I explained to her about Cassie wanting to have a fairy friend come and stay with her. At first she was not going for it, but she followed me around and seemed to like to have her picture taken. I loved this spot. I could hear the river rushing by and several small creeks trickling into the river.

Fairy on a mossy log

When I was leaving, she said she would think about coming to visit. The next morning back at home we found this!


Cassie was so excited when she saw that and very happy when she saw this.


I love being able to see the magic in childhood. There is plenty of stress and heartache waiting for kids when they get older.

I took all of these shots with my Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B)

To see the rest of the cool shots from this trip Click here

Let me know what you think about this post in the comments.


Evan Jones

I am a landscape and travel photographer who is drawn to old and rusty stuff as well as beautiful landscapes. I like to explore the backroads of the Northwest United States and anywhere else I can get to. My blog is at

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