Gardens and FaeriesDid you know that Faeries will help you with your garden? They were the first gardeners. You may consider Faeries children of Eve, or the Celtic Goddess, Danu. All the same, they are master gardeners. Here are some ways to attract them to your garden.
1. Faeries love birds. Put up birdhouses, bird feeders, and a birdbath. (Remember to change the bird bath water daily.)
3. Streams and creeks attract the magical folks. You can build a water garden, goldfish pond, or even an outdoor fountain to create the same effect.
5. They like colorful garden flags too.
6. Oak trees are sacred to the Faeries. If you have one, you’re in luck.
7. While a tidy yard is preferable, leave a small, ungroomed patch of wildflowers. The bees, butterflies, and Faeries will appreciate it.
8. Be kind to the animals that frequent your yard this includes the squirrels, rabbits, and mice.
9. Fairies love child-like energy. Don’t have children, then release your inner child by singing, laughing, whistling, playing, and even dancing in your garden.
11. Share your celebrations. A thimble full of lemonade and some crumbs from a birthday cake go a long way toward making a Faerie feel included.
12. Faeries are music lovers. They appreciate shiny wind chimes that make a harmonious sound.
13. Keep the grumpy people away. This could involve checking your attitude while weeding or commenting on a four-legged garden visitor.
14. Avoid use of toxic pesticides and herbicides.
15. Welcome them. Fairies visit those who believe.
Tales vary about the actual appearance of the sought after guests. Some believe they are tiny dots of lights. Others see them in the hummingbird and the butterfly. Fewer observe their clever faces in flowers or tree leaves. What you can see is where they’ve been from increased animal visits to blooming flowers. Don’t forget to reward the faeries. While they’re fond of teeth, most of us don’t have any to spare. Leave a tiny lid of milk or honey. Plant flower bulbs in a small circle, creating a sacred space for their celebrations. Best of all, have a sense of wonder.
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Faerie Lights: Glimmer (Faerie Lights Book One) by Rayna Noire
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Sleeping Dragon Press
August 31, 2016
Number of pages: 278 (est)
Word Count: 84,059
Cover Artist: Dawne Dominique
Historical fantasy set against the backdrop of WW1.
For seventeen years, the convent walls kept Meara Cleary from the secret of her own parentage.The sisters regard her with a cross of disdain and fear. Only among the trees by the gurgling creek does she find acceptance. A bearded stranger claims she’s his niece and promises to take her home. Before he can, a cataclysmic event thrusts her into a war-torn world.
Meara vows to journey to Ireland to find her uncle, unaware of how perilous a journey it will be. Her Druidic father guides her through dreams, explaining her magical heritage. Her dead parent can’t help her with the intricacies of village life, especially when she catches the eye of the very engaged Braeden Douglas.
A whirlwind composed of equal parts menace, romance, and revelation sweep Meara across the continent while gathering allies and enemies with equal speed. Her intent to return to her family turns into a fight to survive her own destiny.
Book Trailer https://youtu.be/KUPO_HQ9McY
About the Author:
Rayna Noire is an author and a historian. The desire to uncover the truth behind the original fear of witches led her to the surprising discovery that people believed in magick in some form up to 150 years ago. A world that believed the impossible could happen and often did must have been amazing. With this in mind, Ms. Noire taps into this dimension, shapes it into stories about Pagan families who really aren’t that different from most people. They do go on the occasional adventures and magick happens.
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