Friday, September 28, 2007

Fairy Photos?

These pictures were taken by photographer Tokihoro Sato.
Fairies or not?
Actually, here's how he did it:
"Using an 8 x 10 inch camera fitted with a darkening filter, Sato makes lengthy exposures of up to two hours. During that time, he moves through the landscape, pausing periodically, counting to ten, with a mirror to reflect sunlight back at the camera. A reflective triangular frame is mounted around the camera lens so he can see whether the light is being accurately reflected at the camera. Because Sato remains in slow but constant motion throughout the long exposure, he is invisible in the photograph. Only the points of light testify to his movement. "

Thursday, September 13, 2007

What the Tooth Fairy Left Behind

Is this where she washed the tooth (it was bloody)?

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My Garden Fairies

I have fairies in my garden.

I've never seen them, but using a seeing stone I think I have caught glimpses of them.

Well, anyway, their names are:

  • Peaseblossom
  • Milkweed
  • and Mustardseed.

I know that they live in my garden because they leave me things. Usually they leave me things that I can use to make them something. I made them this house, and I think they like it because the day after I put it in the garden there was a path of glass leaves leading up to it!

After I read The Spiderwick Chronicles, I wanted to really study fairies. When I started first grade, I found a friend called Alfie (or Alfred) who helped me study them. And with a little help from Care and Feeding of Sprites, I learned a little bit more about how to see them and study them.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Fairy House 2 (January 2007)

First Visit to Fairytopia (December 2006, Fern Dell)

A Fairy Play at Descanso Gardens (August 2006)

What the Fairies Brought (May 2006)

Fairy Hunting by Flashlight (January 2006)

At the begining of Pre-Kindergarten, we had a new student. Her name was Lily. I'd been looking for somebody who believed in fairies and who would help me make things for them, and Lily seemed like the right sort of person.

She came to my house for a playdate and we decorated a fairy house made from two big clamshells, and left it in my garden. We also hunted for fairies with flashlights.

And sure enough, Lily started leaving things for the fairies in her neighborhood, and they began leaving her little treasures too! Later, Lily moved to a house in a canyon, where she was really out in nature and where she saw all kinds of birds and animals, and the fairies in my garden would send messages to the fairies in her canyon using their friends the birds!

New Fairy Friend? (November 2005)

First Fairy House (November 2005)

First Fairy Craft 1 -- July 2005