Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fit for Fairies

When downtown I often drive by a couple of hippies who have created a marvelous but tiny garden in the roots of an old tree.  I always enjoy seeing what they've created. 
 
Little herbs are tucked into crevices.
 
Painted rocks, and rock gatherings, are arranged in patterns.

The tree itself boasts a number of paintings with added decorative leaves.

Now all it needs are for the fairies to come.
Readers, don't you just love stumbling upon folk art in the community?

39 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

Hum, I'm getting some ideas about my two huge Maple's on Brandon....but I need some, umm, artistic talent first...

Blackberry Lane said...

What a great find, Lisa. I have a blog friend, Celestina Marie, who paints on magnolia leaves! Hope you have a good day.

Buttons said...

Oh Now that is a garden or two fit for a wedding if you know what I mean:) Hug B

Cat said...

Where is this?

Lin said...

Do you think kids did this?

Roan said...

How cool! Looks like fairy land to me!

Jacquelineand.... said...

What fun! Leave it to a couple of old hippies to have such creative fun. =)

Mila said...

They did a good job!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

There used to be a guy who molded cow manure in the shape of turtles and you put it in flower gardens to fertilize. They would fit here if kids would leave them alone. They were called turdles.

cobie en bas van Es said...

Ja maar dit is wel leuk.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think that is just so darn cute. I also love that you typed the word Hippies. :)

Out on the prairie said...

One greenhouse near me has an entire section devoted to fairy gardens

Michaele said...

I would just love stumbling upon Hippies! One doesn't find many of those in rual NE.

TexWisGirl said...

they obviously enjoy it.

Michelle said...

I do love folk art. This is a nice find!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Lisa, There are some very creative people in your community.. I love folk art... NEAT!

Been busy this week... Haven't been blogging much.. Let me know if I have missed one you want me to specifically see!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Kerri Farley said...

OH i LOVE LOVE LOVE!

mail4rosey said...

That is pretty cool!

Rob-bear said...

What lovely folk art! Glad you found it, and enjoyed it, and shared it.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is so cool. I love when people do funky things like that.

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, you have found a treasure! Come to think of it, this may be a good and cheap project for you and the boys this summer. I especially like the painted feather and the painted knot in the tree.

Laura Lee said...

That's awesome! Very creative.

Gail Dixon said...

Yes, I do love folk art! We have an area near the Capitol that has handmade signs from an elementary school, complete with misspelled words. Anyway, this is so much cooler!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Oh, I would love to play there in the garden! What creative people.

Sally Crowe said...

I love that, Lisa. I've never stumbled across anything like it. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

A Quiet Corner said...

If it is like this, I do!!!!! A town only a few miles from here is very artsy...I should go and bring my camera one of these days...I do love some of their ideas!...:)JP

Endah Murniyati said...

So creative. I love the idea.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That is total gorgeous!! And happy!
love Tweedles

Bee Lady said...

I love this idea! And I think the fairies are already there! You can't see them!

Gauri Kulkarni said...

This is terrific... LOved the painted rocks... never really thought of that! Thanks for sharing this art

troutbirder said...

Now that is one really neat little garden...:)

Linda said...

So cute! I've come across places in Virginia and West Virginia that see to attract hippies. Amenities seem to be local agriculture, an art community, and outdoor recreation!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Well, how COOL is that!! Awesome.

alissa apel said...

That's a cute little garden!

Slamdunk said...

Looks fairy friendly to me! I have to steer clear of the creative gardens in our neighborhood as my male yellow buffalo dog tends to want to give them his signature shower.

Enjoy your weekend, Lisa.

Lady Lilith said...

That is such a fun idea. I bet it gets better and better each year.

Chatty Crone said...

I just love to look at things like that - makes me happy - bet the kids loved it.

Michael Manning said...

I had took a "double take" at the radiance of these colors and wondered if you used a filter. Just natural and very nice!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love it!