Saturday, May 23, 2009

Faeries in bloom...

Mid-spring and the weather is warm. Time for the Lilac Faeries to bloom. I don't know how they know, but just as the birds know when to migrate, the Lilac Faeries know it's time to bloom.
They emerge from the lilac blossoms as tiny as tiny can be.
And gently sip lilac nectar from lavender coloured blooms.

But only for a few days. Just when the time is right. Or birds (especially hummingbirds) will sip all the magic nectar and the Lilac Faerie will not grow. She will not bloom, but fade away, until next year.

The bees understand. They are her best friends, for if she becomes sleepy and forgets to drink, their gentle humming will awaken her.

Teeny, tiny green inchworms, slide over to watch. They encourage the lilac blooms to open wide, so Lilac Faerie can reach up to drink.

She grows and she grows.
And when her wings emerge and become glossy, she flies away.

13 comments:

Bee Serendipitous said...

Thank you Wendy...Such a sweet little story...I am sooo glad that I planted that lilac bush last year now..I will be inviting the lilac faerie into my garden...have a honey of a night - sweet dreams! Grace & Peace 2 "U" Marlene :O)

CIELO said...

My Lilac Fairy had come and gone already.... I love it when she is here and the garden turns into a magical lavander world under her spell...

Happy trails in your garden... ;)

Hugs

cielo

Grammy said...

That was such a sweet story. I need to put a lilac bush on my list for the new place. I saw one in bloom a few weeks ago. My bush was in the center of the yard and every one had to pass it to get to the door. Thank you for you uplifting words. I so enjoy them.

Beth Niquette said...

I believe that faery lives in my garden, too--or at least one of her cousins!

I love your story, and the drawing is just perfect. Have a lovely weekend!

KeKe said...

fairies are everywhere...if only we believe ;)

Sweet story!!

Dreamwriter said...

Cute post! I see you like faeries, too!

Mary said...

Wendy,

I love those fairies. Did you know there's an entire set of them? I also like the Strawberry fairy painted by Cicely Mary Barker from between 1930 - 1950. If you search her name, you will find the entire set.

Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day.
Blessings,
Mary

Renee said...

Wendy how is your husband doing? I hope that all is well with you.

Love Renee xoxo

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Wendy~ Just want to share a special link with you:

http://urban-fairies.com/

These fairy doors are located all over Ann Arbor, MI.

Renee said...

I'm thinking of you Wendy. I'm thinking of you and your family a lot.

Love Renee xoxo

miss*R said...

the poor faeries are huddled under a mushroom right now.. it is cold and raining..
a delightful faery-tale that you have shared!

Q said...

So sweet!
I too love to see the lilacs and the faeries.
Sherry

Wendy said...

Thank you all for sharing parts of your stories and your selves with me. I enjoy reading every word and imagining I am with you in your garden, under your lilac bush, wherever you want to take me.

Hi Mary, thank you for telling me about Cicely Barker's pics. I do have a book of hers, given to me by a very dear blogger friend. I just love her illustrations.

Hi Mary (mom to 2 good boys), will check out the link, thank you.

Hi Renee - thank you for your kind thoughts. We take every day as it comes now. I celebrate the good days and try to get through the not-so-good days.