Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's Summer!

Friday was Midsummer's Night
The night when fairies come out to play . . .

And at Linderhof

We have a fairy house
in a fairy garden

And . . . last Friday . . .

We found fairies in the gardens!
Blowing fairy dust

Watching her reflection in a small pond
with her turtle friend . . .

Reading a book in a quiet nook

And holding a leaf so a small bird can have a drink

And a fairy we found amongst the thyme

Who decided to come in for tea

Tea treats of lemon balm cookies
Fairies love lemon balm --
almost as much as thyme.

A proper tea for Midsummer's Night

And our corgi, Dolly,  is a shameless beggar
For she has to have strength for on this night
She was hitched to the fairy queen's coach
You can see the harness marks on her back
All corgis have them

The calendar says summer
And it's finally gotten hot
And I'm afraid that the rain is gone until September
But, oh, what lush plants we have
for our cool wet spring encouraged growth.

I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydramer for Outdoor Wednesday


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

It certainly is summer!
I need some fairies in my garden.

Southerncook said...

Love your fairies in your garden, so sweet. I have been wanting to get a little house similar to yours and start my own little fairy garden (I forget what you call those but I know there is a name for them), found one and it was $110.00. Yikes. I'm still thinking on it.