Saturday, 20 June 2009

"tis almost fairy time"

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine."
Midsummer's Night Dream

Ssssssh, if you listen very carefully you'll hear the sound of the fairies wings, they're on their way, I'm sure. Whilst our gardens might not be full of canopied bowers and sleeping fairy queens, we will still find them here this weekend at the bottom of our garden.

If you want to know what we'll be up to then take a peep at this and this and if those fairies are giving you the run around then take a look at this and this (the sweetest fairy balm for the heart).

Happy Midsummer


Pipany said...

'There lies Titania
sometime of the night,
Steeped in these flowers
of dances and delights'

Ahh, I love A Midsummer Night's Dream so and fairies too of course! x

dottycookie said...

Eeeeek, is that tonight? I promised myself we'd be omn the ball this year, but I'm in the middle of birthday party over preparing (don't ask). Maybe I can whip something up - we've been planning a fairy garden just outside the back door for a while now.

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

I DO remember that post of yours from 2007! How magical! I wish we celebrated that here! =)

Rowan said...

Your past posts are so magical, I hope Big Sister and Little Sister still find pleasure in these sorts of things. The old photograph was so charming. You've chosen the same quote from A Midsummer Night's Dream as I have - no surprise there really, I think they are some of the most evocative words that Will Shakespeare ever wrote. Happy Solstice:)

Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

Happy Summer Solstice my friend..
I have found evidence of the fairies in our garden... half eaten alpine strawberries, tiny bunches of forget me nots.. and a few tiny empty coke cans strewn around the place..!
I shall listen out for their tiny giggles and whispers tonight...and watch for fairy lights dancing at dusk..

Have a wonderful magical day.


Sea Angels said...

Beautiful, I love midsummer, the solstice, the light. Your garden is looking fit for a fairy princess but then you have two of them don't you ha ha.
Lots of hugs
Lynn xxxx

Berber said...

I hope that you've had a wonderful day yesterday!

Elizabethd said...

I'm so glad that someone else has fairies in their garden!

Thimbleanna said...

Such a wonderful tradition! And just how many fairies did you see? Or can one tell???

Tracy said...

Love the magic of Midsummer! Happy Days to you all, Kim :o) ((HUGS))

MelMel said...

Such a pretty post!x

A time to dance said... fairies in my garden, but armies of slugs and snails who are devouring my lupins!...lovely photos...H

Helen said...

Oh I love magic and fairies . . .and Harry Potter! Have you booked you seats for the new film ? Three weeks to go . . . magical!!

Amanda and Tim said...

Oh what a wonderful Midsummer you must have had - I desperately wanted to go somewhere special - like the ancient burial mounds near us, but after a long weekend we decided in the end to burn our wishes on the fire - imagine that, a hot balmy summer's day had ended and there were we sat by a fire inside the house tee hee it was good but not as good as yours sounds!!

Louise said...

Another beautiful day today Kim, and a gentle breeze for the fairies! I hope you enjoyed the longest day on Sunday. x

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