Dancing Fairies


Art by August MalmstrΓΈm

Imagine rowing quietly over a lake a summer night. You are in the north and the sun is betwixt dusk and dawn, still giving off a mellow gleam of pale yellow and grey light. Above the water a mist has gathered, twirling in slow motion in the stillness of the night. And that is when you see it. Is it just a formation of white vapor gracefully leaping in the air? Or is it something else, something you thought only existed in your imagination?


Photo by: Ingolf Endresen

Ever since the first people came to Norway, they have been asking themselves this question. Of course, fairies are not supposed to exist, but how can mist move so intently and musically without even a breath of air? The tales speak of fairies coming out to dance in the mysterious light of the summer night, disguising themselves in the glamour of white mist upon water.

What do you believe? Perhaps you are not so easily convinced of the existence of fairies, but if you were there, rowing quietly over a lake a summer night…you would perhaps not be so sure…

Image credit: The beautiful photo is taken by the very talented Ingolf Endresen. You can see more of his incredible photos here: https://blog.ingolfendresen.com/

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21 thoughts on “Dancing Fairies

    • Thank you so so much, Paul! 😊😊. If you have time you should check out this photographer’s work. It is sooooo inspiring!! I’ve put a link to his blog in the post. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ». Have a magical weekend, Paul! πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦‹πŸŒˆπŸ‘‘πŸ¦πŸ˜Š

  1. Of course, the fayries πŸ’«β­οΈπŸŒŸ produce this lovely mist, there’s no doubt about it! 😊
    We’re in Norway πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄ right now and Siri and Selma spend a lot of time with the mist producing fayries on a nearby lake. πŸ‘πŸ» What a lovely photo and a great painting, Trini.
    Sending you warm and sunny β˜€οΈ hugs from Fredrikstad – the most attractive town in NorwayπŸ‡³πŸ‡΄ 2017β£οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

    • Oh, cool you are in Norway! I would loooove to spend time with the mist fairies too! πŸƒπŸŒ·πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸƒπŸŒ·. I love that photo too, I hope the photographer sees your comment 😊😊. I’ve sent him the link. 😊. And yes, I also love that old painting, it is one of the classics, isn’t it 😊. Lots of love and hugs back to you too! Hope you are having a magical Nordic fairy summer! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

      • Thank you, Trini πŸ’•, it’s lovely to be here❀️. Sending you a breeze of NorwegianπŸ‡³πŸ‡΄ air per fairy post ltd.πŸ˜β­οΈπŸ’«πŸŒŸ

  2. I’ve ‘seen’ things Trini…lots of things. And each magical moment asks us that one thing that you mentioned above Trini…’what do I believe?’…and another journey begins πŸ˜€ ❀
    I believe you have been sent to us to question that very thing πŸ˜€ ❀ πŸ˜€ ❀

    • 😊😊😊😊 Yes, I believe so too! πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ». Yeah, I love both the beautiful photo that this amazing photographer let me use, and the gorgeous classical painting from the Nordic Romantic Era. 😊😊😊. I’m so glad you liked them too! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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