The sun actually came out for a bit today, so my littlest gardener and I did a little cleanup. While she was collecting rocks I cut back a few mushy perennials. While doing so I came across this.
It may not look like much to most, but I remembered right away when I found it. This is the fairy house my daughter built under the cedar tree and beneath a sword fern two years ago. She was 8 then and just sure we had fairies in our yard. So, she built them this little stone house. Many summer mornings while school was out she would look for signs of the fairies. She would occasionally be sure they had been out lounging on a lily pad and watching the fish. I plan to leave that fairy house there. My littlest gardener may also begin to look for fairies as well. Maybe they'll even use the little garden tools we've left out for them!