Fairy Influx


We have some new neighbors. I’ve not actually met them yet, but they’ve been busy, and seem a bit reclusive and perhaps, eccentric.

In early February, I noticed some changes in my urban back yard retaining terrace, which I like to call the castle wall.


A raised planting bed disappeared, and a rudimentary structure appeared.


Rocks and flagstone were relocated, and weed cloth laid down.


A pieced foamcore front appeared and disappeared several times, and then a front door!


The foamcore was replaced by MDF, and a gourd with a circular window.


What could possibly happen next?

10 thoughts on “Fairy Influx

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Marion, so glad it tickles your fancy! It was a campaign sponsored by HBS/miniatures.com, and I wanted to experiment with an outdoor installation. Baby raccoon season is coming up, so we’ll see how it fares with those hooligans :)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thank you, Joyce! It’s a work-in-progress, as I learn what survives our weather and and urban critters. Maddie Lou has seen it, rearranged things a bit, so that’s a good start :).

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Siobhan, hello, and I’m so glad you like it! I’m going for an urban fairy scavenger look, and it will be very interesting to watch the scene evolve.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Yay Blake, I just saw that you did a fairy garden too! Looking forward to seeing more pictures. The tiny cakes look enchanting in a garden setting.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Jodi, I’m not sure what the protocol here is. I’d trade the goodwill and influence of fairies any day for… pretty much anything. Well except my firstborn, soul, etc. These seem to be industrious, tidy and quiet. I’ll keep you posted!

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