I have heard of fairy rings. I've seen pictures of them. I believe I even watched a movie about a fairy ring.
A fairy ring is a "naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms" according to Wikipedia. Legend has it that a ring appears where a fairy or elf visits and dances.
I've never been privileged enough to see a fairy ring. I love fairies and elfs (or elves as Tolkien calls them) and would love to observe them dancing in the ring of mushrooms. I think that would be a perfectly magical moment in life.
However, living in the desert, as I do, there is zero chance of ever seeing a fairy ring. Or so I thought....
This morning I went outside to hang laundry on the line in the back yard and look at what laid at my feet: