Mihashirano’s Tea House

10.12.12 ~ Old Lyme, Connecticut
Mihashirano’s Tea House created by Anita Walsh ~ 10.12.12 ~ Old Lyme, Connecticut

Mihashirano, the faerie goddess of green-growing things, works hard alongside her mom, Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess, to help things grow along the river. The plants work hard purifying the air and water as well as supplying food and shelter for many creatures. Their work also benefits the artists in many of the same ways, including natural beauty that inspires their paintings. The location for Mihashirano’s tea house was chosen by a bird.
~ Wee Faerie Village: Land of Picture Making

10.12.12 ~ Old Lyme, Connecticut
10.12.12 ~ Old Lyme, Connecticut

Janet, all bundled up to brave the elements, located the mystical bird and Mihashirano’s sailboat at the tea house out on the water by using binoculars provided by the fairies on the shore. It was a very wet, raw and windy day especially down by the river.

We didn’t feel anything here in southern Connecticut, but last night at 7:12 pm there was an earthquake centered in Maine, 4.6 on the Richter scale, which was strong enough to shake homes as far south as northern Connecticut. Auntie is supposed to come home from the hospital today – I wonder if they felt the tremor up north there last night… And today would have been my mother’s 81st birthday – Happy Birthday, Mom!

12 thoughts on “Mihashirano’s Tea House”

    1. It was such a sweet Wee Faerie Village to visit – it’s fun to remember it one dwelling at a time. When I talked to my sister yesterday I forgot to ask her if they felt the earth move up there…

    1. Apparently earthquakes can and do occur everywhere.

      In August 2011 the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia was felt here in Connecticut, and some buildings in New Haven were evacuated. Tim and our son felt it at work and called me, but I didn’t feel a thing.

      We had a little 1.3 magnitude earthquake not far from here in March 2011, which prompted me to write this post: http://www.ingebrita.net/archives/4846

  1. Earthquakes shouldn’t happen over in your part of the world. Glad to hear you’re OK.
    Did your Auntie come home?
    I send nice birthday thoughts for your Mom.

    1. Thank you, Rosie! Yes, Auntie is home now and up to her old tricks – sigh…

      The largest earthquake recorded for Connecticut was a 7.0 on May 16, 1791, near Moodus. So anything is possible!

  2. As you probably know, we don’t usually get earthquakes in Australia, but many years ago there was a devastating earthquake in Newcastle, N.S.W. We lived in Sydney at the time and I felt the tremor of the earth, which was very frightening. I do hope there wasn’t any damage from this one near to you Barbara.

    Sending you a hug as you think of your mum at this time. I’m sure she is still there, alongside you.

    1. I can only imagine how frightening it must have felt to feel an earthquake like you did, Joanne. Somehow I keep missing them, even when we lived in Greece there was a small earthquake in Athens when I was away on a field trip. I’m not complaining, though, it would be fine with me to go through my life without ever experiencing the uncertainty of how bad it could be.

      Thank you for the hug – it’s so comforting knowing Mom is there keeping an eye on things…

  3. Hugs, Barbara. Glad to hear your Auntie is home (I’ve been reading comments). The faerie world you’ve been visiting is wonderful. 🙂

    1. Thank you Robin – and so much time has passed – time enough for Auntie to fall again and be hospitalized again and then go to rehab this time, and now she’s home again. Going up to see her and Dad tonight. It’s nice to have memories to mull over in the midst of all this chaos!

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