The theme of this year’s Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme is Faerieville, U.S.A. I think we spent the most time mesmerized at the Underwater Academy for Seafaeries!
Sadly, autumn seems to be very late in arriving this year. But Janet and I stopped for lunch at the museum’s Café Flo, and since it was chilly and we weren’t sitting in the sun this time around, we had two cups each of mulled warm apple cider.
Can you feel the wind blow? Even the wee smallest of towns requires more power than the resident fireflies can provide, so these fairies, in keeping with changing economic times, retrofitted one of their ancient grain-grinding windmills to be a power plant that turns wind into energy. The other two windmills continue to work in their traditional function; one for grinding grain for faerie bread and the other to pump the water from the river to all the homes and businesses in Faerieville. Our motto: When the wind blows, we all win.
…more to follow
6 thoughts on “Faerieville, U.S.A. ~ 1”
Love the stone wind mills … These faerie villages are a new thing to me. Went to my first one just last month … again lots of kiddies with wings …
The stone wind mills were amazing. I’m not sure how many years this annual exhibit has been going on but I started going in 2011. I look forward to it every October. 🙂
What a fun exhibit! It’s wonderful that students from a local school are involved in the activity.
It was an interesting mix of individual efforts and group efforts. Some of the artists return year after year.
What a fascinating place! Thank you for sharing your visit.
You’re welcome, Tiny! 🙂