Thanks Mat.

Newtown Cemetery.

Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality.

Supernatural; unreal; enchanted: elves, fairies, and other fey creatures.

The history of the words fey and fay illustrates a rather fey coincidence. The word fey, “fairy, elf,” is the descendant of Middle English faie, “a person or place possessed of magical properties,” and first recorded around 1390, goes back to Old French fae, “fairy,” the same word that has given us fairy. Fae in turn comes from Vulgar Latin Fāta, “the goddess of fate,” from Latin fātum, “fate.” If fay goes back to fate, so does fey in a manner of speaking, for its Old English ancestor fǣge meant “fated to die.” The sense we are more familiar with, “magical or fairylike in quality,” seems to have arisen partly because of the resemblance in sound between fay and fey.


fairy, face, tree, home, nest, woods, faerie, fey


  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous little forest fairy, love those blues and greens, great face.

  • Thanks Sylvia…ah yes…the colour’s are right up your forest alley .)

    – Robert Knapman

  • sjcam
    sjcamalmost 5 years ago

    peek a boo. I love the colors. Nice work Rob :D

  • Ash180470
    Ash180470almost 5 years ago

    this is very Middle Earth … and so is he …

  • Teacup
    Teacupalmost 5 years ago

    very lord of the rings – and elijah woods look!

  • butchart
    butchartalmost 5 years ago

    great use of a gorgeous face… to be able to recognize the possibilities for it…. i like your thinking robbie…….b

  • Bruce Miller
    Bruce Milleralmost 5 years ago

    Interesting etiology. Thanks for the lesson! ;)

  • Leigh Nelson
    Leigh Nelsonalmost 5 years ago

    Featured in the group Sydney’s Inner West

  • Thankyou Leigh :):)

    – Robert Knapman

  • Leigh Nelson
    Leigh Nelsonalmost 5 years ago

    No worries Robert, it’s a great pic, interesting framing and cool DOF.

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8almost 5 years ago

    one of my favorite live plays is “a midsummer nights dream”.. this reminds
    me of that, but also of the fey folk of the woods.. lovely work

  • mikeyartscape
    mikeyartscapealmost 5 years ago

    the colours and tones all blend and harmonise beautifully into this image – wonderful art :)

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