The garden fairy in my front yard always makes me smile. I have many yard ornaments, most of which are frogs, but the fairy always makes me take a second glance and feel a weird sense of rightness. I'm not sure why. It doesn't have a particular story behind it. I saw her on a "gardening supplies mission" at Wal-Mart, and just grabbed her on a whim. It was during the period where my mom and I were doing a lot of landscaping on the house, in the first 2-3 years of the Millennium. (That sounds funny, doesn't it?) Anyway, I normally just purchase frog things for the garden, but this fairy struck me in some way, and I recall just grabbing her without even really stopping my momentum as I walked by. I think my mom even made a comment along the line of, "That isn't a frog."
She sits in the front garden on the northwest side of the house, stuck around the corner of the garage such that she only gets sun in the late afternoon. She faces the sun at that time of day. I don't recall giving that any thought at the time I put her there, but she's at an angle to the walk, almost like she's waiting for the sun to peak around the corner.
That's a nest of baby birds she's holding. It seems like a weird scale. She must be a model of a six foot fairy. Nevertheless, she always makes me smile. I should walk in the front door more often.