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Recap:

Some interesting urban fairy happenings downtown. Some miniature posters advertising "A Midsummers Night's Dream" started showing up in various locations, including near the fairy doors. I did some googling and it seems ligit. Shakespeare in the Arb is performing "A Midsummers Night's Dream" on every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of June in Nichol's Arboretum (the Arb) at 6:30. Pretty cool! Cool poster art too, apparently the original, human sized, poster was designed by local artist, David Zinn. Some more googling and I got to see some of his previous poster designs...NICE!

I missed the Old Westside children's Festival this year. A bummer, because the weather was great and it is usually a lot of fun!

Too busy.

06.01.10>

Yesterday was a fabulous day:

Dexter, MI. Beautiful day. I went to a field of dreams. I took photos of a fairy door that I discovered. Very curious.

This is not what I would call an "urban fairy" fairy door, though it does have some similarities > Size and proportion. However, this door was NOT attacted to any human building. The door sat about two and a half feet above the ground at about the same height as the grass there.

06.17.10>

It has come to my attention that a local candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives from the 53rd District is using the fairy doors as a campaign tool/gimmick.

I would like to post my disclaimer:
I am NOT endorsing ANY political candidate via the fairy doors.

further:
The urban fairies do not vote, most do not read or write and definately do not give a frog's bottom about human politics.

06.18.10>

A new (?) fairy door! OR another location for an "existing" fairy door. Perhaps it moves! It certainly WAS moving when I first saw it.

I think I now know what was through the "Field of Dreams" fairy door... I think it was the interior space of Generations Together, the multi-generation daycare facility a couple miles away.

06.21.10>

I hope the discovery of a new fairy door is a sign of expansion, but sadly, there has also been more damge to existing fairy doors. The recently repaired fairy ticket window has been damaged yet again... the upper wooden trim was broken off.

The railing at the Peaceable Kingdom was broken as was one of the windows to the Peaceable Kingdom fairy annex.

06.22.10>

Just ten days until The Rolling Sculpture Car Show!

06.29.10>
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