In this episode, we'll explore the magic of spring.  I'll share two stories: one from Europe and one from China in which the beauty of the natural world is both honored and rewarded.  It's a message we all need to be reminded of after a long cold winter and an even longer pandemic.  In these stories we see the creation and protection of the flower-elves who bring forth pure pleasure and joy.


  • "Goldenrod and Aster," in Phyllis' Field Friends: Flower stories, by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets  ( Boston, MA: L.C. Page & Co., 1903).
  • "The Flower Elves,"  in The Chinese Fairy Book, ed. by Dr. R. Wilhelm (New York: Frederick A. Stokes, Co., 1921).

 Cover illustration:   Vogue Magazine cover, 1913.
Music:  The Snow Queen Kevin MacLeod (  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. 
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