In a meadow in Tanglewood, a lone Tulip Tree blooms in May......I came up to one just to touch the petals.
I shouldn't have been surprised for this is their time to emerge from their underground labyrinth...
While many of The Wee Folk like to live in a troop, there are some solitary fairies who prefer to live alone. They don't have elaborate dresses or finery (like those who serve the fairy queen), but instead, their rural garb helps them blend in.
This one is made with white and red birch bark and an underskirt of plain brambles with just a hint of white reindeer moss and fluff for a corsage. These fairies do not like it when humans come near them or spy on them, so I backed away and left her alone sunning in the Tulip Tree.
Related: The Solitary Fairy found in an apple tree last May.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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