When I was a child my parents would take us to the woods every Sunday afternoon, during the school holidays.
When we moved to the farmhouse, I decided that a woodland area would be my first project.
I have to say, it is the one area that has been a real success.
Why? Because the rabbits tend to leave it alone, so everything just gets better and better.
There is a faerie garden in the wood. Poppi and I started this when she was two. I treasure this, for it holds so many beautiful memories.
This little faerie was a gift from my father...........she is weathered and worn but has a quality that is so enchanting.
Ted the gnome, guards the wood..........he has been with me for forty years. I do not like garden gnomes but Ted is different, a bit special and he is very much part of the garden.
My mother made a remark the other day, that started me thinking. 'You do realise dear, that in a few years you will be living in a wood' The words came with a smile.............I have to say she is right.
The Robins breeding season has been extremely good. There are many juveniles in the garden. The parents have been trying their hardest to chase them away from the garden and some have left. The little chap in the image is reluctant to leave, I think they may have a fight on their hands with this one :)