Who is on the plum tree?
Before we go any further, I must let you into one of my secrets.
When I was little, fairies lived at the bottom of my garden. I used to lay breadcrumb trails for them and talk or sing to them quietly (as fairies don’t like shouting). And when dew covered the grass and made it glitter and sparkle, I knew the fairies were preparing for a ball.
Everyone knows that when dew is on the grass, fairies have their choice of the most beautiful sparkles imaginable. Fairies might wear peony sparkle or iris sparkle. They might wear rose or violet sparkle. And dew is the diamond in the fairy-queen crown. Boy fairies wear shamrock, shiny breeches and bark be-dewed and made smooth and slithery ~ great for sliding down mole-hills ~ something that boy fairies love to do ~ often!
Fairies always throw parties in celebration of dew, as fairies love nothing more! They drink it, and it makes them giggle! They wear it, and it makes them shimmer.
Apart from anything else, dew means it is a new day, and fairies love the time before dawn when they can flit and dart ~ flicker and start; hover and whiz ~ zip and fizz; float and flash ~ make-a-dash; tease and prance ~ skip and dance; hurry and scurry ~ all-a-flurry; rush and rail ~ skim, speed and sail!
They invite the very best Leprechaun fiddlers (Leprechauns play the most lively jigs!) And elf harpists pluck at your heartstrings and weave magic in verse. Goblins are, by far, the best drummers, whilst meadow sprites have very high, reedy singing voices. Usually appearing on percussion are the cobbler gnomes ~ with a-clink and a-clank whenever needed and in perfect time. All in all, fairy gatherings are a sight to see ~ for those able to see them.
I spent many an early morning dancing to the tunes of the little people. Very soon, they began to trust me, (Fairies seldom trust humans, as humans do very strange things to fairies and to fairyland), but as I could dance a fine jig, pirouette often, sing a long song and recite a poem, all of which is of very great interest to fairies, they allowed me to learn some of their ancient secrets about bees and butterflies, worms and magic bears who know such an awful lot about everything. They also taught me secrets about science and the sky, and how to grow up into someone who is wise.
I like to share some of those mysteries with boys and girls (and grown-ups who keep the magic alive) who are inquisitive but can also keep a secret. Can you keep secrets? Sssssssssh! Promise you won’t tell anyone…
Are you ready? Now listen well, to the stories I will tell…
Discover them HERE
With Love from Dr.NanaPlum!