I was taking an early morning walk at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, admiring my favorite tree glowing green in the rising sun. As I circled the tree, snapping photos of its branches, I saw a bright flash at the base of the tree. I stepped closer and discovered a fairy door!
And as the seasons come and go, here’s something you might like to know. There are fairies everywhere: under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around – in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature’s things, you might just see a fairy’s wing. ~ Author unknown
Where did it come from? How long has it been there? I’ve been walking through the park for years and don’t remember seeing the fairy door there before.
Urban fairy doors have been appearing around the country for at least a decade. Perhaps the best known are the fairy doors in Ann Arbor Michigan. The Ann Arbor art installations are believed to be the work of Jonathan B. Wright, with the first one appearing outside Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea on April 7, 2005. There have been fairy door sightings at Normal Park in Ypsilanti and in Dexter; and fairy door treasure hunts in Saline and Northville, Michigan. Some of the fairies moved to California, with sightings at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and at Berkeley.
Now Miami has it’s own urban fairy taking up residence in Bayfront Park. It makes sense that these magical creatures are moving to the Magic City. I just wonder what took them so long. If you spot any more urban fairy doors in and around the City of Miami, be sure to share a photo and the location!