Monthly Spirit
June 2009
Flower Fairy


Flower Fairy © Aris Dervis

© Aris Dervis 2009

 

As a hardcore urban dweller I never really believed in Flower Fairies until Aris captured a Poppy Fairy this spring.   When I saw this pig-tailed sprite I got religion.
Here’s what the colorful site flowerfairies.com has to say about the phenomena.

Flower fairies are tiny creatures (the biggest is onlu 20 cm tall) that live in the tree tops, marshes, forest floor, waysides and gardens, Whenever and wherever a seed sprouts a Flower Fairy baby is born.  Each Flower Fairy lives and sleeps in their chosen flower, plant or tree and as this grows the Fairy grows too.  Each and every Flower Fairy is in charge of their flower or plant, keeping it strong and healthy by making sure it has plenty of sunshine and water to drink, sweeping away dead leaves and polishing flowers and stems.

Flower Fairies are nature sprites. Each Flower Fairy looks and behaves like an extra dimension of the plant it lives within  and cares for.  The evocative “song” each Flower Fairy sings helps convey the spirit of her flower.

The best times of day to see a Fairy are at twilight, midnight, just before sunrise and midday.  The best time of year to see a Fairy is Midsummer’s Eve, as this is the most magical time for all.  Flower Fairies love music and dancing and hold many balls and parties throughout the year, but on this night they throw the most wonderful party of all and every Fairy in Flower Fairyland is invited.

 Fairies don’t like to be discovered and are very good at disappearing quickly, so you must be very careful and very patient if you are to see one.  If you are lucky enough to spot a Flower Fairy be sure to keep it a secret.

We dedicate this image to our newest budding blossom, Lucia Rose White, three days old today.  We wish her many happy adventures as she journeys through this life.  Congratulations Emilia and Dan!

Flower Fairy is available as print, t-shirt, candle and greeting cards.

 

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