Summer Solstice

June 21st: The longest day of the year, when the sun reaches its most northerly point, a time when that thin veil between the human and fairy world disappears. For fairy-house builders, you can stay outside longer. The dark cool nights won’t turn you away. In...

Fairy Houses All Year

Did you know that May is, in fact, fairy month? May 1st, also known as May Day, is when fairies bring presents to the fairy queen and have a giant celebration. Often, people associate fairies with summer and warmer weather, but fairies actually love this in-between...
X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

“Who likes to look for treasures?” I ask a room full of three to five-year-old children in a preschool classroom. Not surprisingly, each little arm shoots up. I explain to the children that treasures can be every day objects with unusual traits: a stick with a hole in...

Mud Pies

“You can use a tree stump for a counter. The sea makes a nice sink; so does a puddle at the end of a hose. For a stove there is the sun, or a flat stone. And ovens are everywhere. You’ll find them under bushes, in sandboxes or behind trees.” –Marjorie Winslow from Mud...

Sticks and Stones

March: that in-between month. We are inching away from winter but not quite yet into spring. It certainly doesn’t feel warm enough to head to the beach, but if you bundle up, you can still take a hike or a walk around the neighborhood to see what’s going on out...