The time had come to say farewell. Asarum was full of eagerness to see
his parents and neighbors, and to live once again in his beloved
woodland. But he had come to love his cousins and their town of
Summer. He would miss his little cottage, his garden, and even the
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012
Asarum's cousins stopped by to recruit him for a game of fairy stick. They
were quite surprised to find him raking up leaves. This was the sort
of thing the Big People did! Of all the chores Asarum might do, this
seemed the least likely. Compared to the town fairies, he kept his
yard wild and unkempt, but even the town fairies didn't rake
Published: Monday, September 03, 2012
Asarum's cousins were almost finished with their preparations for the winter. They just needed a little wax for their candles and a little honey for their cakes. "I guess we can't put it off any longer," said Dicentra. "Shall we
draw straws?" She grabbed three straws and they each pulled one.
Published: Monday, August 27, 2012
The nights were growing cooler, and the fairies in the town of Summer
began to make preparations for the long winter ahead. They loved to
play in the snow and skate on the ice, so they didn't mind the
onset of winter. Some of the more artistic fairies even made
intricate frost patterns on the windows of the Big People's houses.
Such art pieces drew fairies from far and wide. Yes, winter was a...
Published: Monday, August 20, 2012
Asarum stopped in to visit his cousins on a perfect autumn afternoon. He
found Levisticum hard at work trying to divide some plants. Levi
wiped his brow when he saw his cousin approaching. "Hello, Asarum.
I'm glad for an excuse for a break. Can I get you some tea?"
Published: Monday, August 13, 2012
Asarum's cousin Levisticum came knocking on the door one August day. "Time to learn all about apples!" Levisticum said brightly. "How
wonderful!" replied Asarum. His cousins had been telling him all
summer about apples. In his native woodland, they didn't have any
of this fruit, but it seemed very important to these fairies in the
village. He was eager to find out how they tasted.
Published: Monday, August 06, 2012
Asarum and Nymphaea decided to do a little fishing one fine afternoon at the
pond near Asarum's cottage. They perched on an old wooden bridge
over the channel that fed the pond, chatting and laughing in between
checking their lines.
Published: Monday, July 30, 2012
A heavy July rain soaked everything in the town of Summer. Pools formed
in the low places, connected by rivulets of runoff. Perfect timing to
try out the canoe Asarum had just carved from a tree limb!
Published: Monday, July 23, 2012
Asarum and Nymphaea had spent the day working in the garden and were looking for a way to relax. "Have you ever played golf?" Nymphaea asked. "Isn't that the game that the Big People are always talking about? How is it
Published: Monday, July 16, 2012
One warm summer day, Asarum was bringing his cousins some sumac to teach them how to make a tangy drink with it. When he arrived at their
cottage, he found Dicentra staring forlornly at her rose bushes.
Published: Monday, July 09, 2012