Most people think that the groundhog is responsible for turning winter into spring.
That's a myth.
Winter is actually turned into spring by the Sparkle Fairies who live in the LandofBrightandShinyThings.
They are assisted by trolls, who are a reclusive lot. They live under bridges...
...and are made out of Ugly Beads.
When the Season of Sparkle is 'nigh...
...the Sparkle Fairies and Ugly Bead Trolls gather all their sparkliness from the skies...
... and make spring... which they call the post-sparkly season.
They string and wire sparkles together to make a new season...
The trolls have the unenviable job of sweeping up the wire scraps and sorting them out from the dropped beads. The sorting is a job best done under bridges.
The Sparkle Fairies, meanwhile, play with beads and roll them around in the sunlight.
This story is brought to you courtesy of Lisa Lodge's Winter Sparkle Blog Hop.
You can see everyone else's creations by following the Sparkle Road.
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Be sure to thank the trolls (and Lisa) for all their hard work.