I was talking on the phone to an old and dear friend, someone from long ago and far away. He was telling me that he is catching glimpses of animals and other spirits from the corner of his eye as he is working in his garden these days.
The last few years have been a series of one medical emergency after another for him, including a dream or a vision wherein he spoke with someone exceedingly dear to him who has already crossed over. The veil is thin for him now and he does not have to be in medical crises to perceive these secretive inhabitants of this world, (or those of the next). He and I have always believed in mysterious experiences, in those precious few times when the truly sacred reveals itself. It is partly why we remain friends six decades on.
As we were talking, I was looking through the window where I spend an amount of time every single morning watching the sunrise, watching the birds and rabbits, greeting my day. This strange plant, one I do not recognize, had became noticeable just a day or so before this photo. It was brown, apparently dying, unlike all the plants around it, and it caught my eye.
Our conversation turned from my friend's new-found perception of animals or energetic entities to Findhorn, Perelandra and other sources of serious discussion regarding fairies and elves and nature spirits. The very unusual multicolored plant began to gently wave and sway in the breeze, but not in unison with the other vegetation surrounding it. It seemed to take on a life of its own. Of course, I knew it was a plant, though an odd one. As I watched, it transformed and appeared to be motioning to me. I acknowledged my Westernized scepticism but also refrained from any judgement as to what I was experiencing because it was delightful.
As soon I hung up, I took this photo through the screen. I put the phone directly up to the screen hoping to get a clearer photo but the phone would not focus at all then. I was a bit shocked when I looked at this photo close up. I can see a distinct face, clearly an elven ear, and a crown with a bright "light" above her face. She is bent forward with her right arm and hand forward, and appears to be wearing a gown or at least a long, full skirt. I see a pair of wings behind her, and I see a silhouette of a smaller figure behind her.
I sat watching through the window for a while - until the plant became just a dying plant, waving in the breeze like the other plants you see in the photo. The next day the yellowed leaves had all fallen.
I do believe I was visited by a fairy.