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Heartsease Fairy

Heartsease is a colorful variety of the viola flower, also known as “Johnny Jump-ups” or Viola tricolor. They’re among the earlier of spring flowers. There’s nothing quite as cheerful as a patch of Johnny Jump-ups poking their heads above the snow! Meet the Heartsease Fairy: Like the richest velvet (I’ve heard the fairies tell) Grow …

Willow-Catkin Fairy

Don’t you just love graceful willow branches with fluffy catkins? The catkins of the Salix genus appear long before the leaves, and are one of the early signs of spring. 🌼🌿 Meet the Willow-Catkin fairy partner: And here’s the Willow-Catkin’s rhyme: The people call me Palm, they do; They call me Pussy-willow too. And when …

Dandelion Fairy

Spring is in the air! If you haven’t seen these happiest of yellow spring flowers popping up everywhere, you will very soon! Meet the Dandelion’s fairy partner: And here’s the Dandelion’s rhyme: See my leaves with tooth-like edges; Blow my clocks to tell the time; See me flaunting by the hedges, In the meadow, in …

Hello Spring & April Fool’s Day

We’re finally into the spring season! 😃 The season where flowers are blooming, trees are budding, birds are returning and the sun is staying longer on the horizon. It’s the time that the earth, animals and people start stretching and moving from the long winter. Snow is melting and water is flowing. It parallels what’s …

White Clover Fairy

Since we just celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, I think it’s appropriate to see the fairy that accompanies the white clover. To be clear, the shamrock can be represented by both clovers or wood sorrel. They believe that it was actually the sorrel that St. Patrick chose (see herbal folklore post on St. Patrick’s Day) but …

The Legend of the Four-Leaf Clover

This legend was retrieved from St. Patrick’s Guild website: “Long ago, when Ireland was the land of Druids, there was a great Bishop, Patrick by name, who came to teach the word of God throughout the country. This St. Patrick — for he was indeed a saint — was well loved everywhere he went. One …

Friggatriskaidekaphobia??

Friggatriskaidekaphobia Yes, that’s a real word describing the fear of Friday the 13th. Some people have so much fear surrounding Friday the 13th that they refuse to leave the house. (that might be a great day to hit superstores and malls if you’re into that) 🙂 I don’t have a problem with the day, but …

Wood Sorrel Fairy

I love the idea of fairies. 🧚 Their sparkly wings, communing in nature, maybe even a little troublesome. (If you haven’t read or seen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, go do that now!) In the early 20th century, there was a very talented artist by the name of Cicely Mary Barker who created 170 flower fairies …