faerie in charge of droplets of dew

10.12.12 ~ Old Lyme, Connecticut
Dew Drop Villas created by Cathy DeMeo ~ 10.12.12 ~ Old Lyme, Connecticut

Dewey Greenleaf is the faerie in charge of droplets of dew that appear early each day on the garden’s flowers and plants. He knows that Impressionist artists love to paint the reflections of light, sun, and sky captured by delicate dew and soft mist. So each day at dawn, before any painters arrive, he collects and freezes the glistening drops that form on his multi-level home to preserve their beauty for everyone to see.
~ Wee Faerie Village: Land of Picture Making

The fairy poet takes a sheet
Of moonbeam, silver white;
His ink is dew from daisies sweet,
His pen a point of light.
~ Joyce Kilmer
(Fairy House Handbook)

17 thoughts on “faerie in charge of droplets of dew”

  1. What a beautiful thought that is, to have tiny faeries creating jewels from dewdrops! I was also wondering if Dewey Greenleaf could arrange for a few extra hours in the day for me just now, I have so much to do! Perhaps by using my imagination I can pretend my days are longer, so I will get more done. It’s worth a thought. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. But surely each day is getting a little bit longer down under there? The nights are growing longer here, and I’m grateful for all of Dewey’s sparkling jewels decorating the dawn, especially with all the phantoms and creepy things visiting this time of year. I hope your imagination kicked in, Joanne, and found some elusive hours to help you get more done!

  2. Oh My how sweet! I never heard of Dewey Greenleaf! I have not ever seen another poem of fellow New Jerseyan Joyce Kilmer I will have to check Fairy House Handbook out!
    But Dewey is not been doing his job very well, when I go out in the morning and get wet from the dew all about me on the grass and bushes, which is all fine to photograph the simmer, glimmer of the tiny drops!

    1. You must send Dewey a letter, then, Jeff, and let him know he’s falling down on the job! Perhaps he doesn’t realize that photographers would love to capture the frozen reflections of light in dew drops as much as Impressionist artists do…

      I put Joyce Kilmer’s book “Trees & Other Poems” on my wish list – I’m not too familiar with his work. http://www.fairyhousehandbook.com/

  3. Hi, I’m Cathy, the creator of Dew Drop Villas, and just stumbled on this blog today. Thank you, Barbara, for crediting all the artists that created dwellings for the Wee Faerie Village at Florence Griswold Museum. Our faeries all represent something that inspires landscape painters or is found in their work. I chose to make Dewey’s home out of glass, which sparkles nicely in the museum’s garden. It will be on view through November 5th.

    1. Hi Cathy, and thank you for stopping by my blog! My friends and I very much enjoyed looking at your dazzling contribution to the fairy village. Most of my readers live far away from here, as far away as Australia, but I know they would love to visit the Florence Griswold Museum and see the Wee Faerie Village if they lived closer. Last year we saw “Of Feathers & Fairy Tales” and we are looking forward to see what the theme will be next year – perhaps we will see another one of your creations then.

    1. I’m happy you’ve been enjoying the tour of Wee Faerie Village, Laurie. I am so impressed with the creativity of all these artists!

  4. What a lovely poem! I have been so enjoying these tiny and exquisite dwellings! They remind me that the wee ones are always here….as long as we believe. : )

    1. I’m happy you’ve been enjoying the tour of Wee Faerie Village, too, Colleen. I also love the poem, and the image it paints in my mind. Aren’t the wee ones wonderful to give us a glimpse into their world?

  5. Dewey (or one of his relatives) does a wonderful job here in the Bogs. Maybe I should start building homes for the faeries around here. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. What a wonderful idea, Robin! I’d love to see the fairy houses around in the bogs and see how they change with the seasons. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I too much check the Fairy House Handbook out. It is so important the wonderful fairies who keep the world enchanted and sparkling. There are now dewdrops in my eyes … happy ones!

    1. Oh dear, Diane, I know how difficult it can be to think and function when one has a head cold. I hope your cold is over by now and that you’re feeling much better today, a couple of weeks later. I’m still searching old posts for comments I missed – between the storms, the hospitalizations and a funeral I’m still trying to catch up with everyone in the blogosphere. But somehow there is always time, as you say, to acknowledge the fairies and their sparkly dew drops!

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