Monday, June 1, 2009

more fairies...

One of my favorite things in the world is people who do things Just Cos It'd Good. Not to make money, not to raise their profile, just because they thought it would be good.

One of these such things is the Fitzroy Gardens Fairy Tree.

From 1931 to 1934, the tree was carved by Miss Ola Cohn. She says in the foreword to her book "The Fairies Tree":

"I have carved in a tree in the Fitzroy Gardens for you, and the fairies, but mostly for the fairies and those who believe in them, for they will understand how necessary it is to have a fairy sanctuary - a place that is sacred and safe as a home should be to all living creatures."


  1. Aw, you make me miss Melbourne! I was born in Oz and want to come back sooon! There are so many of my favourite things in your blog: trees, fairies, roadtrips, photos, penguins... Thank you for the morning smile!

  2. Wow, that is so pretty! I would love to see Melbourne...

    xox, mavi