Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Flower Fairies according to Wikapedia

In my research of decorations for Mila's room, I've learned something about flower fairies. In honor of David Adams who claims he made it through his Masters in Business due to Wikapedia, I read what Wikapedia had to say about Flower fairies.

The most famous serious of artwork of flower fairis is by Cicely Mary Barker ( http://www.flowerfairyprints.com/index.php ). But what is a flower fairy, how can I find one (this IS make believe), and WHO are these flower fairies? So here's what Wikapedia had to say:

What is a Flower Fairy?
Flower Fairies are tiny creatures (the biggest is only 20cm tall) that live in the bottom of gardens, the middle of grassy meadows, and on the edge of distant marshes. Wherever and whenever a seed sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born. Each Flower Fairy lives and sleeps in their chosen flower, plant or tree, and as this grows the fairy grows too. Each and every Flower Fairy is in charge of looking after their flower or plant; keeping it strong and healthy by making sure it has plenty of sunshine and water to drink, sweeping away dead leaves, and polishing flowers and stems.

How Can I Find a Flower Fairy?
The best times of the day to see a fairy are at twilight, midnight, just before sunrise, and midday. And the best time of the year to see a fairy is on Midsummer's eve, as this is the most magical time for all fairies. Flower Fairies love music and dancing, and hold many balls and parties throughout the year, but on this special night they throw the most wonderful party of all, and every fairy in Flower Fairyland is invited! Fairies don't like to be discovered, and are very good at disappearing quickly (with the help of their magical fairy dust), so you must be very careful and very patient if you are to see one.

Flower Fairies are very shy creatures, and are especially wary of humans. Each fairy has extra-sensitive ears, so if they hear someone coming close to them they are careful to flutter into their flower and curl up tightly. Each fairy wears an outfit made from their own leaves and flowers, so it is easy for them to hide.

Who are the Flower Fairies?
You have Wild Cherry, Almond Blossom, Lavendar, Rose, Zinnia, and Buttercup.
I have to say, Buttercup is my favorite.
1. in the movie the Princess Bride the guy (I don't remember his name)calls the young maiden, "Buttercup" as a term of affection.
2. I think Buttercup captures the meaning of Mila's Name: Friendly, kind, pleasant.
Outgoing and friendly, Buttercup likes nothing better than to skip through the summer meadows, visiting friends and singing to herself in the sunshine. She fills the fields with her yellow flowers, which she polishes until they shine like gold, which give pleasure to all her fairy friends and human children too.


Kristen Hatfield said...

Amy, these are adorable! You're going to be the best mommy to either Andres or Mila. (Such sweet names by the way.)

Love you and can't wait to hear your news on March 10th!

Eowyn's Heir said...

I LOVE fairies! Ryan totally gave me Cicely Mary Barker's book on fairies, and they are SO cool! She was a Christian, did you know that? Very cool lady who wanted to use her talents to glorify God even from her sickbed... And the guy's name in the Princess Bride is Westley.

Oh, and don't you mean Wikipedia? A wiki is a type of website that can be edited/added to by anyone-- thus the beauty of the free encyclopedia online.

Amy Donell Molina said...

i know... my spelling errors are endless! I don't edit... can you tell?....
I did know that wikIpedia is a public encyclopedia and nothing very "official"...
and WESLEY!!!! that's IT! It was on the tip of my tongue for hours, and I just couldn't think of it.
...I had no idea that Barker was a believer. We should add that to Wikipedia's information! :)
that just makes the whole fairy idea so much better. :)