Touch of fairy dust and it’s just magic

IF you listen carefully you might hear fairies tiptoeing as they return to their home in this Wangaratta tree.

They have not yet been spotted but one mother Kate Finnigan said the trail of fairy dust surrounding a tree on the bike track behind Templeton Street was evidence they existed.

Ms Finnigan’s parents had a fairy tree at their Milawa property but moved into town last year.

“The fairy tree was left there for the family that bought the house,” she said.

Her four-year-old daughter, Isabel McMahon, then wrote a letter to the fairies hoping they would move into the tree behind her home.

“In October last year it magically appeared,” Ms Finnigan said.

The tree has a small door and windows with butterflies, blue stones and birdhouses surrounding it.

The success of the tree was a surprise to Ms Finnigan — and it’s not just the children who love it.

“I’ve had a lot of people comment about it and they tell me it reminds them of their childhood,” she said.

“A lot of people don’t know it’s there and when they are walking along and it appears, it’s magical.”

Ms Finnigan said she would continue to take Isabel and her other daughter Charlotte, 2, to the tree after dark in the hope they’ll witness some enchantment.