I love the idea of fairies. ?
Their sparkly wings, communing in nature, maybe even a little troublesome. (If you haven’t read or seen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, go do that now!)
In the early 20th century, there was a very talented artist by the name of Cicely Mary Barker who created 170 flower fairies to pair with her botanical drawings. Each beautiful illustration is accompanied by a short poem about that fairy and flower, which I really enjoy reading. I hope you do too!
I introduce the Wood Sorrel Fairy:
In the wood the trees are tall,
Up and up they tower;
You and I are very small—
Fairy-child and flower.
Bracken stalks are shooting high,
Far and far above us;
We are little, you and I,
But the fairies love us.
Buy the book containing this fairy and the other fairies of spring:
The folklore and history of herbs is fascinating and is included in our herb-a-month course. Check it out!