by Cicily Mary Barker

I have drawn all the plants and flowers carefully, from real ones, but I have never seen a fairy...  

 

 

Note: Barker loved wildflowers, but she didn't believe in fairies. Barker wrote the quote above in the foreword to Flower Fairies of the Wayside.


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Cicily Mary Barker
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