Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Yesterday's weather was bone-chillingly cold with a
rain/snow mix . Today, it's gray and cold with
occasional flurries.
Looking out the window into the garden, I see signs
of spring's promise, and I long for the faeries' return.

I long to see them dance amongst the impatients,
scented geranium,
Japanese holly fern, and purple cone flowers

while wielding their wands, with tiny bells,
made from Solomon's seal fronds.

I'm eager to perch myself on a bench with my face behind an open book
and smile my secret smiles
as I steal furtive glances of tiny hands busily collecting dew drops
from roses because "it makes the sweetest drink for the butterflies."

They have their own names for things.
This is "Leopard Tree" because of it's spots.

They are drawn to fragrance.
The tips of their tiny noses are quite often dusted with pollen.

In the evenings, they sprinkle coreopsis blooms on their heads
because it's name is "Moonbeam."
Who doesn't like to wear moonbeams in their hair?

Come spring!
Oh, do come soon.
I miss my garden faeries.
Note: Some have e-mailed with questions re: my faery photo. It's not a postcard but rather a photo I took of my own faeries
( Molly and Waverly) in my garden, to which I've added a Photoshop effect. The text: my observations of their make-believe play.


Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I, too, am ever so ready for spring. It seems this winter has been exceptionally long and dreary. I was thinking yesterday how I am NOT going to complain about hot, sunny weather when it finally gets here! Your photos are beautiful as is your garden. I am amazed that you were able to catch a shot of those fairies too!

Jientje said...

How I would like to be a butterfly in your garden and taste the nectar the fairies made for me. Beautiful post. It's still cold here, but the sun is shining and that is a real treat.

Gabriela said...


I love these gardens!

~ Gabriela ~

Claudia said...

Oh Kay, what a beautiful post! Yes, bring back the fairies and the flowers in our gardens! I, like you, long for spring!


kay ellen said...

Beautiful Kay~~~love the iris's in the garden!

Thank you for stopping by..feeling a little better tonight:)

Taking a few days off and feeling blessed by family and friends,

Kay Ellen

Rose Brier Studio said...

I can't wait for spring either. These are lovely photos. They give me hope spring really will arrive! This has been a very long winter for me.

white o'morn cottage said...

Magic! Love it. Will be showing this to my husband who is a big fairy fan. Cheers...Pam

Anonymous said...

Your garden is just beautiful! I can see why you long for it. I know I would too! :-) And the little fairies! How adorable it is to have your very own fairies flying and giggling in the garden :-)


Sandy said...

I would give anything to have he room where you create... and to look out into your garden! Inspiring to say the least..
thank you for the tour via 'Where Bloggers Create"