Colorado photographer Marsha Steckling sent us these special “Fairy Queen” photos starring her radiant mother Sharron Rhoads. Sharron will be turning 80 this fall and is our new idol. “We both have always loved the theme of the Fairy Queen,” Marsha says, “and put together her costume and created the photographs in a park near my home.”
Áine (pronounced on-ya or awn-ya) is the Irish goddess of the sun and moon, defender of women, protector of cattle and the harvest. She is also the Faerie Queen, and in some myths credited as the mother of Merlin (disputed).