The woods nearby are carpeted with Scilla, masses of them in sweeps of heavenly blue. Of European origin, the little blue flowers have naturalized here and become as integral to the landscape as the native Trout Lilies and Trillium. Where there are flowers there must be fairies, hence this Scilla Fairy in Lakeshore Woods, just a short walk from home.
The first blossoms were snowed over early in April
and the preliminary sketch showed the wintry scene, every blossom capped with snow. But that is another painting.
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Fairy Lanterns, from The Illustrated Fairy Gazette Reproduction rights for all text and art (unless otherwise indicated) on this blog are the property of Frances Tyrrell.