The girls and I are back on the cape for a few days.
Rebecca and Lily love to play outside here. Our backyard at home is a green and fake bricked rectangle. We have a few trees and a few bushes. There is nothing mysterious about it.
Nana and Pepere's yard is a woodland fairytale. Their house is tucked in the woods. The woods are mostly pine and create shadows and hide-aways. There are many shade loving flowers around the house and in the garden. There are dapples of sunlight which create small bursts of color in the flowers that it reaches.
Rebecca and Lily spent about an hour outside this afternoon as the shadows grew. They collected pine cones, moss and flower petals.
They created this fairy sculpture.
Lily told me that this is the fairy vault where important things are stored.
I was so happy to come and spy the fairy offerings. Once I had my camera out I saw so many things to photograph.
This just-being-born hydrangea caught my eye.
This peony is from their garden.
I love nests. You must know this about me. They are so womby, you know?
After a while the spell ended and the children came back in the house demanding snacks and tv. They were calmed with nectarines and a game of cards. I know what I witnessed though, the gentle chatter, the purposeful creation in their play. I know who they really are, when they are at their most inspired, at their most divine. It's my favorite secret to hold.