Thursday, December 15, 2016


Gaultheria procumbens

pencil/watercolour/gouache/rose-gold gild

Wintergreen - a native northwoods wildflower

As we welcome Winter in this part of the world, thoughts turn to the winged ones.  It is a Winter Solstice tradition for us to make sure the feeders are full - to give thanks for a warm and loving home - to welcome the return of the Sun's gradually increasing Light.

May you have a most wonderful season and
Blessed Solstice!


Friday, March 11, 2016



"Starflower" (Trientalis borealis)
A Native Northwoods Wildflower -
Typically blossoms in mid/late Spring here in northern Michigan (which is May/early June).  It's a dainty little wildflower and usually has seven petals, but I have seen some with eight.   

Monday, February 15, 2016

Amongst the Bunnies


Somewhere sits a fairy boy
In the grasses and the weeds.

Amongst the bunnies taking special
Care of everything he needs.


Somewhere sits a fairy boy...

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Morel Mushroom Fairy


The Morel Mushroom Fairy

Snow is thick on the ground here at Snow Fairy Cottage.  I imagine the wee morels are sleeping peacefully just now and dreaming, and waiting for Spring to come so they can pop their little heads up and make everyone giddy with morel joy.  : )

We've had such a late start to Winter this season, however, that I'm truly not ready for thoughts of Spring just yet.  It has made me realise just how much I depend on our deep Winters... for creating and tucking away, and even just how much I depend on "getting through" our five to six month winters - it always feels like an mesmerizing accomplishment to make it to Spring!  

Here's to bit more Winter here in the Northwoods, with prayers for our Earth Mother and all her creatures, who may find themselves a little bit confused, and perhaps even scared, with the many changes happening in our world.

Peace             Love           Morels