Mother Earth opened the door. Then out into the lovely warm spring sunshine came the stately procession of beetles, ladybirds and root children with their blades of grass and flowers
Old Father Sliffslak-Slibberslak came slowly creeping along...
"Ha, there you all are! Welcome to the big forest", he called to the children
The little violet looked at him shyly from her safe place behind her tree.
She had never seen such a creature before!
In the flower meadows, the root children were having a wonderful time. They danced nimbly in the warm sunshine.
Many, many heartfelt thanks to the wonderful Mel Orr from Etsy's Haddy2Dogs for creating such magical and beautiful figures for our nature table!
...and of course, Sibylle von Olfers for her beloved story that inspires us 100 years later