Thursday, May 08, 2008

Where the Fairies Live...


Yesterday I spent my lunch hour at the university botanical gardens. Suprisingly, very few students realise that our University boasts this little Edwardian gem of a garden. While the summer blossoms were not quite in bloom, we discovered that a separate nature reserve (usually closed) lead to a lake and lovely wooded areas filled with bluebells. So magical and fairy like, and makes me recall the lovely flower fairy illustrations by Cecily M. Barker! I love the different shades of bluebell, so pretty, I should look for bluebell-blue the next time I go shopping! Being out the house on such a sunny warm day, in such a pretty garden definitely lifted the spirits which have been somewhat dampened by the sheer amount of revision for exams in the upcoming weeks!


I'm wearing a pink dress from New Look, Turquoise Shrug from Hong Kong, Turquoise Flats from Topshop, Flower Hair Clip from Accessorize, (very battered)Bag from Urban Outfitters. I felt so bright and summery! According to my friends I looked like a little manga character. Hmm really? Here are a few photos from our own garden, which in all it's wild glory, is just as beautiful as the university botanical gardens!


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9 comments

  1. love the scene..omg..it is beautiful!!!

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  2. hi!

    so amazing pictures and you!
    love your ideas!
    you are already in my blogroll!

    a kiss and a hug,
    see you,
    Kira

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  3. ohh wow! This is beautiful. I was going to go to birmingham but instead i'm going to leeds. Im moving from Australia!

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  4. Beautiful pictures, they make me feel all happy :) I actually have a flower fairy tattooed on my back, I love them x

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  5. oh, I love her illustrations!! when I was a kid, I used to believe in fairies.. heh, and I still collect books about them. Really like the photos and thanks for sharing. Make me want to take a big breath and relax just a little.

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  6. Wow, those pictures are amazing. I would love to take a wander down those bluebell filled woods!

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  7. stunning it looks so lush and magical...I wish I was there...anywhere that winter isn't about to be!

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  8. It was absolutely beautiful and so serene. I felt like I was in one of my favourite books as a kid, The Secret Garden!

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