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For three years (2008, 2009 and 2011), sisters Patricia DeLisa and Mary Stewart Adams created and produced the delightful Fairy Tale Moons calendar (which resulted in this website, as well!). Each month's full moon was named for a traditional folk or fairy tale that connects to the stars overhead, for ease of starry storytelling. All of the original water color artwork has recently exhibited at Bonifas Gallery, Escanaba, MI, The Ann Arbor District Library, the Mackinaw Area Public Library, and the Charlevoix Public Library. We love exhibiting in libraries because it allows us to emphasize the role of storytelling and stars, and libraries are excellent community resources! Art, stars, dark sky advocacy, poetry, and storytelling. For information about Patricia's incredible design work, press here; for Mary's work as Program Director for the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, press here.

Summer of 2013 under the stars...

 1097097-10200561559341755-794862670-o.jpgA poet and a scientist. L Axtell      photo-95-.jpgAugust Blue MoonCruise. PMH Adams          1150180-10151569950826453-545128039-n-1-.jpgPerseid Meteor ShowerCruise. K Scott

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Don't miss the final night skycruise of 2013 on the Straits of Mackinac with Mary Stewart Adams and Shepler's Ferry Service on Thursday, 19 September to catch the Straits-area rising of the Full Harvest Moon.

We depart from Shepler's Mackinaw City dock and head toward Mackinac Island, then West under the Mackinac Bridge toward the Sun as it sets into Lake Michigan.  We turn back along the shores of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park andcruise back East to watch Moon rise over Lake Huron, an unparalleled opportunity with starry narration and story telling, poetry, music, shooting stars and more! Email Mary Stewart Adams for more information and visit www.sheplersferry.com  


Tune in for Stories of the Starry Skies with Mary Stewart Adams on Interlochen Public Radio each Friday at 7:35 a.m. during Morning Edition. Listen online by clicking here!


Summer picnic with the stars at Headlands International Dark Sky Park. Photo Lorie Axtell