Looking in the direction of the Fairy Garden after the leaves had finished falling to the ground, it seems there needed to be some tidying up done. A couple of years ago a tool was fashioned for just that occasion, click here to read that story.
At one time it was thought that the messy culprits were the devil squirrels that cause such rumpus around here, and they may play a part. But sitting in the loveseat with the binoculars pointed to the hill outside revealed the true destruction derby was executed by the birds, lifting moss and leaves in the hunt for tasty insect or seed treats. Caught in the act!
Taking the little long handled broom down from the wall where it hangs with the other home made brooms, click here for the broom story, out we go to the Fairy Gazebo and Fairy Hovel located on the right hand side of the pond on the steep slope.
I do hope the fairies will now enjoy the gazebo on warmer winter days, especially since the moss has filled in nicely between the stones on the floor, no thanks to the birds who were a problem early on. The little round concrete step stones were made with leftover mix from other fun cement projects. The furniture and accessories are gifts from friends and family, thanks especially Gail, Rose, The Brokenbeats and The Financier!
All is now well in the land of magic and make believe. It is hoped you will enjoy some imaginative play time there. For more stories about fairies and the building of structures just for the fey, see the sidebar for the page entitled Fairies, or click here.