The endless beauty of nature, an expansive imagination and a passionate heart can become powerful tools of inspiration. All are meant to bring warmth and lightness to the heart of those who witness it. And sometimes, those touched by it experience a kind of magic like no other.
A magical forest in Overland Park, Kansas was brought to life by these three things. Popularly known as the “Firefly Forest,” the forest trail in Overland Park became a highly visited place after mysterious “gnome houses” first appeared.
Members of the community were intrigued when the small community emerged. What makes it more interesting is that there appears to be unseen creatures who live in the little gnome homes. While magical creatures like gnomes and fairies are far from being real as far as we know, the gnome houses look like they are being inhabited with signs of activity added to them every single day.
One family who recently lost someone very close to them took to nature to ease the overwhelming grief they felt. Kelly Fisher thought that going out into the forest to breathe fresh air would somehow ease the grief they felt for the loss of their 3-year-old daughter Allie. Allie, whom they lovingly call “Little Owl” died of a rare case of brain cancer.
During Fisher family’s first stroll, they noticed little doors propped into hollows of the trees. Amazed at the view, the family decided to put messages into one of the gnome houses for their beloved Allie. Quite magically, the messages of love and longing they left for their Little Owl did not go unnoticed.
One day, during the Fishers’ regular stroll in the Firefly Forest, they noticed a new turquoise door. Embellished with an owl, the door features the words “Little Owl.” Upon realizing what this meant, the family suddenly felt the wave of compassion from the creators of the gnome houses and realized that these people– whoever they are– understand their grief and feeling of loss.
Little Owl Gnome Home
After a while, the Gnomist was finally identified as Robyn Frampton. Being a mother of two boys, Robyn decided to create the gnome houses to help her children get over their parents’ divorce. But after a while, she realized that not only do the gnome houses give her family reprieve from their own loss, it is also a good way to let others feel that they are not alone in their struggles.
Robyn "The Gnomist" Frampton
After she shared her story, she became a sort of celebrity in Kansas City and gained an entire community of helpers to maintain activity in the Firefly Forest. She even has a Firefly Forest Watcher who documents activities in the magical place via a blog.
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Definitely not recommended for the faint of heart!
Cellphone cases, for the most part, look plainly boring. Sure, you may have a cute Panda case and a nice wallpaper but in the long run, yours still isn’t much of an attention-grabber as the ones you will see below.
A former dental technician of more than 20 years, Morgan Loebel put his expertise with teeth to good use by artistically blending it with horror elements to create these terrifying 3D-style cases for smartphones. These monstrous things sure look like they’re props straight from a horror or a fantasy flick – I can imagine them moving and talking - but no, they’re cases for sale and Morgan sells them online via Etsy.
Whether you are an iPhone or Android user, Morgan has the perfect case for you – that is, of course, provided that you have a taste for dark, scary stuff....
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A photo series from Current Solutions, a sexual assault awareness media website, aims to remind survivors of sex crimes that what happened to them is not something that they should be blamed for.
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Must-See! White Ink Tattoos are Marking on the Tattoo World!
A new trend is making its mark in the tattoo world. It can give one a fun scar look and it goes beyond the usual thick, heavy outlines drawn on the skin.
It's called White Ink Tattoos. The main goal of White Ink Tattoos is to give a look more discrete than black-inked and intricate-colored tattoos.
It is hardly visible at first glance but it can still make one stand out from the crowd. What makes it a truly beautiful artwork is that it is a kind of a loud subtle statement....