I’ll always treasure the grand memories of my Daddy taking me by my hand and letting me tag along on the many strolls we took through different forest paths. A true highlight of my childhood, while I learned about the different trees. I’d watch the squirrels and other creatures scurry about and make nests in the towering giants these critters called home.
Whether strolling thru the enchanted woods where I envisioned the fairies playing and hiding beneath the caps of acorns, and knew the wee people and leprechauns lived; or else riding thru a shaded tunnel of mystical towering splendors – their magick has played a gigantic role in my imagination.
A few favorite fairy trees:
The Sacred Oak is not only king of the forest, but considered the most favored “home” of the fairies. The golden flowered shrub called Gorse (also known as furze) is most definitely a fairy favorite. They love to hide among the thorny limbs, a treasured safe haven.
The Hawthorn was once used for decorating May poles, and is still used in the making of wands for protection. It was also once considered as the witches tree. I’ve attached a photo I snapped of a fairy tree in Northern Ireland – the stone is placed around the bark to keep sheep and other animals from rubbing against the bark. These trees are not to be cut down for fear of angering the fairies and bringing bad luck upon yourself.
Lilac and wisteria is also favored by wood nymphs as well as fairies.
With the arrival of spring, I’d love to share my latest venture – a clipping from my new children’s book, called “The Magick of Wee Darby” which we hope you enjoy. You can find Wee Darby‘s book available on Amazon, under my married name of Patty Koontz, available in Kindle and Print.
“A brisk breeze rustled the large oak tree’s golden brown leaves. The sun’s bright rays filtered through the swaying branches. Darby stood quietly and admired the vibrant colors of the spectacular forest harvest. They shimmered in rich earth tones of reds, yellows, oranges, and purples. Mother Nature had certainly outdone herself this year as she speckled beauty through the woodland with her magical brush painting on a live canvas.”
as we’re quite sure, you won’t want to miss this one 😊
Thank for dropping by, we hope you enjoyed your visit!
I’m delighted for this opportunity to invite you to Wee Darby’s website/blog of his very own! Please feel free to drop by and visit with Wee Darby and his friends here:
To help celebrate Wee Darby’s first release, and announce that his 2nd book will be available this coming October when Wee Darby and his friends visit the North Pole, we decided to hide some eggs of our own for a chance to win an ecopy of “The Magick of Wee Darby” just in time for Easter!
Make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win 🙂
This is wonderful.
Thanks Beth! Looking forward to you joining us next month as we travel to Narnia 🙂
I loved your post! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and a bit about Wee Darby!
Thanks Lane! Wee Darby’s delighted you enjoyed the post 🙂 We hope you stop back
next month and join us when I share photos of Narnia.