Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Foxglove Fairies

There is something about foxgloves - wherever you find them they seem to lend a magical air to their surroundings. For instance - a garden with foxgloves appears to be more wild. But if you come across a foxglove at the edge of a wood the wild feels more like a garden.
The foxglove above is in our garden. I'm presuming that it's a cultivated plant because it is perennial. The picture below I took today in the woods, a true wildflower, a darker pink and a prettier shape, I think.


We didn't see a foxy whiskered gentleman reading his newspaper as in Beatrix Potter but we did see a Mrs Tittlemouse
^_^

The fairies love the foxglove too -
Fairies and Foxgloves by Molly Brett

And here is Pookie flying high above the wildflowers -
from Pookie by Ivy Wallace


"Foxglove, Foxglove,
What see you now?"
The soft summer moonlight
On bracken, grass, and bough;
And all the fairies dancing
As only they know how.

Extract from The song of the Foxglove Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker


5 comments:

Hojas que caen..... said...

Feliz día , disfruta la fiesta y no te olvides pedir un deseo.Besos.Olga.

Patricia said...

FELIZ DIA DE LAS HADAS !!!!,NOS TRANSPORTAN A LA NIÑES DONDE HABITA LA INOCENCIA ,CARIÑOS DESDE SAN JUAN ARGENTINA

Róisín said...

Great post! Loved that you included foxgloves. My mum used to keep us away from them when we were wee so we wouldn't disturb the fairies, then I found out they were poisonous and that's why she did it :( Still, I like to think it's the fairies that make them poisonous!

Hope you're having a lovely fairy day and are enjoying the party!

Roisin x

p.s. Great blog!

dalo said...

Hola!!!! feliz día de las hadas, me gustó mucho tu blog. Besos. Daniela.

Carolyn said...

Thank u all for your lovely comments on fairy day - pixie dust all round ^_^