Monday, April 2, 2012

A Camelia Fairy???

"Beautiful things should belong to beautiful souls."
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog 

Do you know what flower fairy takes care of the Camelias???

"Flower Fairies are tiny creatures (the biggest is only 20 cm tall) that live in the bottom of gardens,
the middle of grassy meadows, and on the edge of distant marshes.  
Wherever and whenever a seed sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born.  
Each Flower Fairy lives and sleeps in their chosen flower, plant or tree, and as
this grows the fairy grows too.  
Each and every Flower Fairy is in charge of looking after their flower or plant;
keeping it strong and healthy by making sure it has plenty of sunshine and water to drink, 
sweeping away dead leaves, and polishing flowers and stems."

"The best times of the day to see a fairy are at twilight, midnight, just before sunrise, and midday.  
And the best time of the year to see a fairy is on Midsummer's eve, 
as this is the most magical time for all fairies.
Flower Fairies love music and dancing, and hold many balls an parties throughout the year,
 (now that's what I'm talkin' about!)
but on this special night, they throw the most wonderful party of all and every fairy in 
Flower Fairyland is invited!  Fairies don't like to be discovered, and are very good at 
disappearing quickly (with the help of their magical fairy dust), 
so you must be very careful and very patient if you are to see one.  

Flower Fairies are very shy creatures, and are especially wary of humans. 
 Each fairy has extra-sensitive ears, 
so if they hear someone coming close to them they are careful
 to flutter into their flower and curl up tightly.
Each fairy wears an outfit made from their own leaves and flowers, so it is easy for them to hide.
To befriend a fairy, the first thing you must do is to leave a dish of milk
or sugar or even cream out for them in the night.
The Flower fairies tell time by the dandelion clock."

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite books was my mother's  book of
Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies...


  1. Calling by from Macro Monday as another participant, your camellia has such beautiful colouring.

  2. Really, really beautiful photograph and I liked the quote and story!!!

  3. Wow - that is a fairy-tale photo!

  4. Well, well, what a story! Beautiful flower and I'll be on the lookout for tiny fairies...

  5. Ladyfi wins. Excellent comment.

  6. Glad you stopped by LindyLouMac!

    Thanks Libby!

    Ahhh...thank you LadyFi!!!

    I know they were all around these camelias Bibi!!!

    Thanks Margaret! I think I agree!!!

  7. I love the flower fairy reference! When I was little I used to make little fairy houses out of moss and sticks with my friends and this reminded me of that. Gorgeous flower, too! :)