An especially interesting appearance! A few days after discovering the Field of Dreams fairy door, the same (or similar) door has appeared at the multi-generation daycare facility, Generations Together, in Dexter.
Inside Generations Together are many murals of the Dexter area by artist, Jan Stebbins, signed: "Ruvido • Stebbins" (Jan's hypenated name)
One wall is titled:
"Judge Samuel Dexter House"
With a depiction of what is now known as HIstoric Gordon Hall.
This is the same field where I saw a fairy door with no building attached...
or...a "dettached" ? fairy door, just a few days prior.
The rustic fairy door is flanked by baskets filled with grasses.
The grass seems to be both decorative & functioning as a bit of camouflage. Neither this door or the one in what I called "the Field of Dreams" is what I would call an "urban fairy" fairy door. One is QUITE rural. I think, considering the rustic design, that these are some sort of transitional fairies. They have a solid-ish foot in the world of field fairies as well as one in the human realm.
|* "Mystic Portal"~ with thanks to the Aliens of Toy Story.|
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This is where it (fairy doors) all began the concept, the phenomenon. This site is all about the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan (the original fairy doors) and what illustrator, Jonathan b. Wright , certified fairyologist, discovers about them. It includes photographs of the Fairy Doors, comments in the Fairy Journals, Observations and speculations about the Fairies. Tiny Doors, Urban Fairies®, Faery, Faeries, Fairy, Fairies, miniature doors, tiny doors, little doors, tiny fairy doors, little fairy doors, little faery doors, tiny faery doors, weensy doors, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Peaceable Kingdom, Jefferson Market, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Framing Company, Selo Shevel Gallery, Lakewood Elementary Kindergarten, Fairy ticket window, Found Gallery, Mott Children's Hospital, The Michigan Theater, Google Offices, Nicola's Books, Found Gallery, Flying Pumpkin Cottage, fairy entrances, fairy windows, fairy spaces, fairy store, fairy shop, Flat Fairies, Clarence the Bridge Troll, fairy droppings. The site will be updated frequently with new excerpts from the Fairy Journals, New fairy sightings, Specifics about each location a fairy map. Any new knowledge of the fairy activity will be passed along by Jonathan. Also on this site are some hidden fairy surprises and a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Fairies. There is a brief history of how Jonathan became involved with the Urban Fairies®. There are links to local publications about the Urban Fairy® phenomenon. Jonathan is currently writing several books on the fairies in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen, who coincidentally has found a fairy door in her kindergarten classroom. Hopefully it will be fun and informative to come back and see what's new with the Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor.
THESE ARE THE ORIGINAL FAIRY DOORS
of the turn of the (last) century