Sugar Plum Fairies
Sightings. Very rarely seen and then only
at dawn particularly favoring the birdsong dawn chorus when
they have been seen resting singly or as dancing pairs working
as a team. These fairies were the inspiration for Peter Tchaikovsky
and his Nutcracker Suite when the famous Sugar Plum Fairy
and her attendants welcomed Clara at her court in the Kingdom
of Sweets. Beautiful costumes from Spain, Arabia and China
worn by delicate dancers representing coffee, tea, chocolate
and sugar candy with clowns and toy flutes dance delightfully
as The Sugar Plum fairy and her Beau, dance a Pas de Deux
to music now famed throughout the world. At the end of the
party The Sugar Plum Fairy and toy maker Drosselmeyer grant
Clara a Christmas wish to dance with the Prince.
Best Time. Early spring at blossom time
and at harvest time for the sweet ripe fruit, failing a sighting
in the orchards, it would be an encouragement for small children
to have ballet lessons so that Sugar Plums Fairies may be
seen throughout the year world wide and for lovers of music
and ballet beautiful Sugar Plum Fairies can be seen performing
in most cities.
Habitat. In orchards and plum groves world
wide and the court of flowers where friendly bees share the
apples and cherries blossoms.
Likes. Sweets, Bees, ballet dancing, making
jam and wine, organic cultivation, music and Christmas time.
Dislikes. Mice, and powdery mildew on the
Type. They vary in size blending in with
the color of the surroundings and the color of the plum fruit.
Generally they are never more that three to four inches high
and there is more chance to see them when the fruit is ripened
and falls to the ground.
Names. Victoria, Prunella, Mirabelle, Diva,
Damson, Ruby Sweet, Reine Claude, Angelina, Pearl, D’Agen,
Santa Rosa, Doris, Laroda, Queen Rosa, Kelsey, Ivanovka
Friends. Snow King and Queen, ladybugs,
Toy soldiers, The Nutcracker Prince, Dragonflies and Butterflies.
Warning: Should you see one, never approach
a fairy or take photographs, the fairies seldom show on the
prints. It is recommended to take a pencil and paper and quickly
sketch what you see. Please remember to note everything, i.e.
Time, weather, month of sighting, type of plum. Please advise
for our records