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    Default Flower Fairies

    I have been reading about Cicely Mary Barker. She was from England and she was the first to write about Flower Fairies. There are many sites and one of them looks very similar to ATT site, the colors. Check them out. There is even mention in one of her poems about the dandelions telling time.

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    Trainor, you're absolutely right. I've been looking for my "Flower Fairies" book by Barker since your post.

    As soon as I find it, I'll post the poem.

    THANKS!
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    Is this what you're looking for?

    THE SONG OF THE DANDELION FAIRY
    by Cicely Mary Barker

    Here's the Dandelion's rhyme:
    See my leaves with tooth-like edges;
    Blow my clocks to tell the time;
    See me flaunting by the hedges,
    In the meadow, in the lane,
    Gay and naughty in the garden;
    Pull me up-I grow again,
    Asking neither leave nor pardon.
    Sillies, what are you about
    With your spades and hoes of iron?
    You can never drive me out
    Me, the dauntless Dandelion!
    "...you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you."

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    Wow that is really interesting...going to have to check this one out.

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    On Page 19, lower right, there is so something pointing to the word "clocks" that is contained in the Pickensrooters paragraph.

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    In response to Honey Bee's poem, could it be that the dandelions need to be "pulled up" or at least transfered on top each other like the A Treasures Trove leaf art puzzle in the puzzle book companion?

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