It was Cinco de Mayo – Starcat and BlackLion’s 7th anniversary.
Our faerie mission was to head to the city of Portland, Maine and meet a gnome friend who needed our magickal assistance.
In his downtown flat, we met him in a frantic state. He had heard that someone was trying to capture him and he wanted our help to create a spell for his protection.
He warned BlackLion not to stomp on the flower faeries along the way though.
First, we gathered some cherry blossom petals …
… from under a cherry tree in front of the First Parish UU Church.
We walked around the Old Port to look for more ingredients for our spell. Serendipitously, we found a joyful animal parade where …
… we were gifted with a feather from the Peacock King …
… and a blessing from the Turtle Queen! Both of which were on our list!
We “sale”-d to the waterfront where we …
… caught a glimpse of a faerie… err ferry.
Starcat and BlackLion wished them Peace and Love!
Our next spell component was the sound of a wind chime singing from the ocean breeze.
We were curious as to why we needed to find an “onion” ring on the Portland Fire Boat.
When we arrived, we found a different food ring, an “orange” ring, so we grabbed the life preserver for our nervous gnome friend, just in case.
Next, we were told to get assistance near the invisible airship’s anchor, but not to try and take it with us.
The captain hailed us from far above and we looked up, thankful for his help. He pointed us to the Lions’ Den where we could find our next spell component …
… the courage of a lion.
Starcat soothed the lions by petting them because they became scaredy cats for a brief time after their offering.
Success! We found all the spell components we needed. We sat down to cast our spell, only to find out it was too late …
Our gnome friend was absconded by gremlins!
Luckily, their intentions were good. It was a surprise! He was whisked away by pirate ship to …
… our anniversary celebration with ice cream and alligators!
Starcat says, “It’s delicious!”
BlackLion got so enthusiastic about the ice cream that he …
… had to show all his new alligator friends how to eat ice cream properly!
We love to celebrate our adventures with our faerie friends! Blessings!