The outer appearance of a spirit changes with the seasons, especially those that have a more plant-like demeanour. Some end up rather bare and spindly in the winter months, but summer often sees the spirits at their most vibrant and colourful.
This meadow spirit is usually quite a plain and simple creature, with brown and gold fur and only hints of mossy green, but come the long days of summer she changes into something rather more resplendent, bejewelled with flowers and vines and leaves. It is around this time that she rarely sleeps, and spends all the day and night tending to the meadow, cutting back the grasses to let the wildflowers bloom to their fullest. In a few weeks she’ll shed all of her foliage and become the plain keeper of the land again, golden and warm for the coming autumn.