Look What I Found…

Okay, so sometimes when I take pictures I don’t notice things until after I upload them to my computer.  Like one day I took some pictures of a forsythia bush and when I enlarge them I noticed three large ants, each in their own bloom, having a snack.

It was misting all day today and everything was beautifully green and dewy and I thought it would be cool to take some close-ups of water droplets.  So pretty, right?!  Well check out what I discovered this time…

I quickly when back outside to try and find more fairies but they were all gone by then.  Oh well, at least I got this great shot!

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I love looking at this book and all its journal style notes, scrapbook details, and sketchbook/botanical print style illustrations…

Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal by Cicely Mary Barker, Glen Bird, and Liz Catchpole

Do you believe in fairies? Protected and hidden by a society of Fairy lovers for over 80 years the secret fairy journal of Cicely Mary Barker is available for the first time ever to the public. Learn what really happened during that magical Summer of 1920 when Cicely Mary Barker discovered the secret world of the Flower Fairies (Amazon description).

sample page from Fairyopolis

Here is another magical collection…

The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies (A Golden Classic) by Jane Werner

THIS WHIMSICAL AND charming collection of stories and poems was first published in 1951. Now a new generation of fairy fans can search for lost merbabies, bargain with pixies, and frolic under the moon with Jane Werner’s fantastic selection of “wee folk” tales, masterfully illustrated by Garth Williams (Amazon description).

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What kinds of magical things have you been discovering in your backyard?


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  1. We are fairy believers over here. How lucky that you caught one on camera!

    I am a huge fan of the work of Brian Froud. Anything he does, he is incredible and he has many books on faeries.
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