The name of this piece is Fairy Umbrellas. These wonderful purple and white flowers are reminiscent of the umbrellas. The spring night’s heavy dew dripped in small pockets of the petals in a tranquil and serene way. The imagination swims with the imagery of a small fairy using the bell-shaped flowers as protection from the elements.
Fairies have been in European culture for centuries. There are plenty of people who will swear that they are nothing but gobbledygook and they are just figments of the imagination.
Others will swear that they exist and they still are a force to be reckoned with and avoided if possible.
As for me, I know that they exist in literature and superstitions dating back to the druids. As that I know all myths and legends have some basis of truth, especially ones that occur across many cultures, I let’s my scientific mind take a backseat and the artistic one say “What if?”
In either case, You don’t want to upset them. So, I present a quick list of don’ts.
According to legend:
- Don’t wear clothing inside out.
- Don’t grow St. John’s wort. – they don’t like the smell.
- Don’t grow four-leaf clovers.– Leprechauns hate this the most.
- Don’t destroy or disrupt a Fairy Fort. These are the remains of old Iron Age motte-and-bailey forts found in Ireland and England.
- Don’t destroy or step into a ring of growing mushrooms, sometimes called a fairy ring.
- Don’t insult them.
- Don’t brag about them to others if they offer you a boon.
- Don’t stare at them; after all it’s not polite.
Fairies would get their revenge by either causing illness, stealing, attacking the offender with bad luck magic, or enthralling the person to dance till they died.
So, if you run into one of the wee-folk, make sure you tell them about the photo-work Fairy Umbrellas.
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