Over hill, over dale,
Through bush, through brier,
Over park, over pale,
Through flood, through fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
- A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
It has been a while, hasn't it? Spring sprung off somewhere and here we are amidst a rapidly approaching Summer. In this small corner of the world, life is happening at a fast and furious pace and it makes me yearn for the clock to stall and stand still a minute. For the time being, I am back from travels and adventures with my family. It won't be long before we go again. But, for now, I relish in this time to enjoy some moments with a few woodland friends that I found lying in wait on my work table.
Fairy, fauna or flora...who they be, we shall see. One thing is for sure. They are inspiring the beginning of my very first herbarium. Now, for the magic of letting them tell me how, who, when and where things will go from here. This is the beauty of the creative process that makes the hands and the heart and the soul blissful. I bid you a good weekend filled with rest and relaxation...til we meet again next week.