As Wee Darby would say – Be on the lookout for fairies, especially if you run across a few of these plants ~ bluebells, lilac, foxglove, marigolds and primrose. While doing a wee bit of research when I visited Ireland, I discovered that fairies love using ragwort stalks for flying.
I thought this would be a grand time to introduce one of my favorite characters, by the name of “Wee Darby”.
Wee Darby is a whimsical 3ft tall Scottish Brownie, born with Fairy blood and quite spry for being a few centuries old. He loves to dabble with a variety of herbal cures and dwells in a hollow oak tree in the enchanting forests of the mystical Isle of Skye. An assortment of unique vials can always be found inside his frayed, shabby coat.
Stayed tuned for more about Wee Darby and his best friend, Kalista (a miniature flying dragon) and I promise to share a description of these magical characters soon.
And now, as “promised” more “fairy” lore and a wee bit of other information I thought I’d share this week.
*** Did you know that cats are considered fairies? In Scotland, the “Cait Sith” which stands for “fairy cats” were believed to be witches in disguise. They were told to be black with a white spot on their chests and had dark green eyes with big ears. (and could even be the size of a small dog from what I’ve heard).
Some countries believe that fairies transform themselves into cats. Did you know that in other countries, they believe black cats symbolize good luck? I know this to be true, as my parents were actually given a cutout of a black cat with a horseshoe that hung in front of the wedding cake table at their wedding in Northern Ireland during WWII. It amazed me at the beliefs regarding different animals when it came to “fairies” and the world of “magic”.
Thanks for stopping by, and please visit soon, as I continue to post different “fairy” lore.
Thanks for stopping by! Wee Darby and I are busy working on a few surprises!