"Fairies: mythical creatures. A fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a kind of spirit often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural." I found this snippet here.
I have a dear friend who occasionally says, "Ah, don't mind me, I'm away with the fairies". Like me she is from over the pond. Liking the expression, I had an idea what it meant, had heard it before but I looked the meaning up. It means to be in a daydream, sometimes to be deep in thought and having one's gaze unfocused while staring at nothing in particular.
The following is
A Fairy Song
Poem by William Shakespear
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Thorough food, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly.
The wall is silence, the grass is sleep,
Tall trees of peace their vigil keep,
And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled
Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world.
~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite~
I love ALL the little houses and am trying to pick the one I want to live in... I am going with number 1 but might change my mind.. what a fun placeReplyDelete
We go to the garden quite a lot and this is the first thing you see when you walk out the visitor center.Delete
Thought about doing a fairy garden in the flower bed but have decided against it. I have enough stuff out there and I don't need to collect anything else.ReplyDelete
I don't think I would even attmept to do one of our own, but I do enjoy looking at those I come across.Delete
It is really beautiful and enchanting, Denise, and I have never seen a fairy garden before. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda and you are very welcome. This was the first fairy garden I came across and I visit it now at the start of every season.Delete
These are wonderful! I have some Fairy Garden photos, but not nearly as pretty as yours! First, I love the blue mushrooms! And there is one black one! So much detail. There is a tiny little birdbath with a butterfly in it! The yellow house is my favorite, but I love the awesome house with the blue pansies around it..The house with the blue door has a beautiful walkway. Each time I go back, I see new things. wouldn't it be great to spend a day or a week in a village like this?ReplyDelete
Thank you Ginny, so kind of you. You mentioned everything in the fairy garden that I loved. Whoever is in charge of it does an great job, and yes it would be wonderful to spend a day in one like it.Delete
Hi Denise and yet another interesting post, what a wonderful place to visit with all the little houses with all the bits and pieces going on. I think I am away with the fairies on a regular basis!! All the best, JohnReplyDelete
Thank you John, I'm often away with the fairies ;) All the best to you too, DeniseDelete
Hello, it is a wonderful fairy garden. They have some really cute decorations. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and week ahead!ReplyDelete
Hello Eileen, thank you and the same to you :)Delete
I grew up hearing 'away with the fairies' and also 'off with the pixies'. Both fine places and fine company.ReplyDelete
I agree EC :)Delete
it is a wonderful garden worth visiting. love from EuropeReplyDelete
Thank you Gosia, love from Northern Virginia too :)Delete
Love!!! All things Faerie!!! :-))))ReplyDelete
I've been known to use that expression too.... "She's off with the Faeries." Got it from the British and Irish IG's, I have followed. :-)
(She's off with the Faeries...)
Thank you for sharing that LC. And now, I'm off with the fairies ;) Gentle hugs to you too.Delete
And I really need some "off with the Faeries," these days... -sigh-ReplyDelete
Don't we all LC? :) It's a good place to be at tmes.Delete
Very nice. I am often with the fairies, too. Love to daydream.ReplyDelete
A wonderful whimsical post, Denise! I have visited a wee fairy garden & they are so much fun! Loved this one at Meadowlark.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely week!
Thank you Christine, so glad you enjoyed it. You have a lovely week too :)Delete
A pretty place!ReplyDelete
It looks like a fun thing to build a fairy garden...ReplyDelete
I think it would be :)Delete
Oh, Denise....this is the another post that I have just totally loved.ReplyDelete
That's great Rose, I'm happy you think that.Delete
Enjoyed your post :)ReplyDelete
That's great DA :)Delete
I think if fairies do exist, they have a pretty face like yours and a sweet and lovely smile as yours too.
Thank you for your very sweet comments Manuel. Have a wonderful week :)Delete
Delightful! I do enjoy seeing pictures of fairy villages although never have in real life.ReplyDelete
'having one's gaze unfocused while staring at nothing in particular'... I seem to do a lot of that lately!
Hello Valerie, same here and me too :) Not so bad though, we're in good company :)Delete
Love the fairy poetry! And such a whimsical place...great photos.ReplyDelete
Thank you Marie, glad you enjoyed it.Delete
Oop....I love all these beautiful little houses. I am still fascinated with fairy stories and pictures fairyland. Have a fantastic day!ReplyDelete
So happy you enjoyed my post Nancy. Have a fantastic day too :)Delete
The Fairy Garden looks like quite the place! Great photos and words to go with the pictures.ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda :)Delete
Such a fun, magical and enchanting place.ReplyDelete
I loved your photographs.
All the best Jan
Thanks again Jan, happy you enjoyed them. All the best to you too:) DeniseDelete
i so want to create a fairy garden, now more than ever. beautiful images!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Debbie, if you make one I look forward to seeing those images :)Delete