Springtime in Fairyland

The fairy folk have been quiet this past month as spring has been late to arrive in these north country hills.

Recently I caught sight of these two fairies out and about enjoying an afternoon of welcome sun.

 

 

 

 

 

Home Place Fairies practice gentle acts of kindness by sharing as well as always lending a helping hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Horse is Guardian of the Home Place Faires, he watches over them and protects them. Tallulah Blue is one of the oldest of the Home Place Fairies, she is very beautiful and very wise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each spring Tallulah Blue along with her fairy friends NightinGale and Little Lu gather twigs of apple and pear which they dip into the enchanted waters of the Stream of Dreams making powerful wands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all, just another magical day in Fairyland.

 

 

 

 

Springtime Greenery

 

Spring greenery is just around the corner.

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Magic happens everywhere, all one has to do is look!

 

 

 

(After the Snows Pass) Maine Garden Magic

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The winter snows will eventually melt and spring will arrive followed by summer.

Long ago a small troop of Home Place Faires enchanted a garden on the north side of a small mountain somewhere in Maine.

If you would like to listen to some relaxing music and see some fairy colorful garden images please click below. Enjoy!

Maine Garden Magic. click to see slide show

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Dreaming of Spring

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Here Ye, Hear Ye… Spring is right around the corner!

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The back meadow at my farm is visited daily by a flock of Robins as well as a gathering of Blue Jays.

How lovely the air smells, how soft the ground once hard has become beneath my rubber booted feet.

Old Horse in the Poppies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soon fairies will awaken from their long winter slumber and leave the forest to join Old Horse and myself in the gardens.

Forest Fae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For now I tidy up the glass greenhouse readying to start planting seeds; I  water the pithouse more often now as the temperatures rise; the sun shines brighter and the days are longer and warmer.

Fairy Pit House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click on the link below to enjoy a happy little spring time video.

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Come Spring (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dreaming … Spring is just around the corner!

Old Horse and the Fairies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Faes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is right around the corner.

Spring Dreaming Fairy Garden in Maine

Click on the link above to enjoy, and remember to live your own great story!

A Home Place Fairy Tale

NINA ENCHANTED

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Little Nina was in a predicament, she did not know what to do. All the other fairies were leaving the forest and heading as they always did towards the bright sunlight of their well tended gardens.

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As much as I enjoy tending these beautiful gardens day after day, I would like one morning where things were, well, different”, thought Nina. When suddenly one little fairy departed from the group and veered left instead of right, heading down a path Nina had not noticed before. Far in the distance a tiny beacon glowed. Nina could not decide what to do, as she had always followed the rest of the troop, never once had she ventured off alone. Suddenly very curious, Nina wondered how different her day might be if she too were to travel down this new path instead.

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After much contemplation Nina adventurously set out alone. Instead of turning right like the fairies have always done, she turned left, stepping onto a path much less traveled. Nina walked for what seemed like a very long time, going deeper into the forest, further than she had ever gone before. The trees seemed much taller here and it was darker; less sunlight and lots of toadstools, but Nina was not scared. After a while she found herself in a small clearing, the fairy she had been following was nowhere to be seen. Surrounding her were common woodland ferns and mosses, lichen and assorted mushrooms all muted in pale greens and grays; lots of shadowy places, not the brilliant colors of the gardens she generally tended. “Why this is not so special”, she thought, wishing she had taken the path to the gardens instead. Disappointed, she turned back toward where she had come from, when she noticed a tiny flickering orb of light.

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Nina gazed at the bright little orb in wonder and the little light politely asked that she step closer, and so she did.

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The little orb said, “Look deeper Nina, not a me, but at what lays before you.” And so Nina did look around herself into what she had thought was just an ordinary wooded glen.

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And what she saw was very beautiful. While Nina had thought she was surrounded by common woodland ferns and mosses, upon closer inspection she discovered that they weren’t so common after all. They were extraordinary and tucked in among them were hundreds of tiny flowers of a soft blue hue, the likes of which Nina had never seen before. These flowers whispered softly to her,”Please take us with you so we may cast our seeds far and wide.”

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Nina gathered these little blue flowers together, wrapping them with tender ferns and soft spongy mosses. As she did this the little flowers began to shimmer with happiness and the dark woodland glen became illuminated with a soft golden glow, a radiant light, created by the joy of flowers who have waited so long to be seen.

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Nina hurried back to the garden of sunlight, eager to share her adventure with the fairy folk and as she left that secret hidden woodland glen, the little blue flowers whispered “forget me not, forget me not”.

 

Thinking of Spring

A glorious winter morning in Maine.

Winter

photo: Lynn Karlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A day when Fairy Folk might come out into the gardens to dance and play.

Heaven on Earth with sky so blue.

Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is just around the corner…

 

Poetry in the Garden

photo credit E.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry

Websters definition;

po-et-ry

noun

Literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.

The following excerpt from the poem Little Gidding was written in the year 1942 and is the fourth and final poem of T.S. Eliot’s, Four Quartets, a series of poems that discuss time, perspective, humanity, and salvation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Stearns Eliot won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 and remains a highly distinguished poet, publisher, essayist, playwright and critic.

He was born in St. Louis Missouri in 1888.

 

Little Gidding by T.S. Eliot

Music; On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter

 

 

Spring Dreaming

So much snow

The little farmhouse is buried deep .

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My gardens are dormant; asleep beneath a thick carpet of white wet snow.

The Home Place Fairy Folk are burrowed  cozy and warm in their chambers, snug along the root-line of a great oak tree, far below where the frost fingers glow.

They play music on pan pipes, harps, flutes and marimbas, they sort seeds and dance the slow waltz of fairies in winter, contently waiting the return to their gardens come spring.

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Fairyland Dreaming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dare to dream and watch your wishes grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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