January 4th, 2010
There are fairies at the bottom of everyone’s garden. They add a magical quality and work with the bees, ants, ladybirds, lizards, frogs and worms to improve the soil and add magic to any and every garden. Yours as well as mine. You just have to believe! Look at the flat, splay-leaved dendelions. Theiryellow flowers follow the sun and close up at night because that is where the fairies sleep in their cosy yellow bedrooms. Of course the dandelion puffballs of gossamer are acturally baby fairies, you can watch them fly off on the first puff of wind or help them on their way by gently blowing on a warm summer day.
If you get time this summer to wander into the bush or into a ferny glade in the less civilised pockets of your local suburban parks or gardens, take some time out to search for the fairy places. It all happens down near your toes! Tiny star-like flowers are hidden in the grass. The early morning dewdrops that sparkle like precious gems are surely fairies! They have secret plots, gardens everywhere!
If you are lucky enough to find a green praying mantis, coax it onto your finger. Now, move your hand slowly. With great politeness, the mantis will always keep turning its pretty little head to face you. This is why it is also know as ‘the lady’s companion’.
Take some time out to wander in some lovely green place and let your imagination take you by the hand. Play he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not with a daisy on a blanket by some pretty river. Just take some time off to discover and delight in all the magic in nature’s garden.