This compassionate log graces the woods at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, St. Charles, IL. Cascading down the hill around it is a carpet of bluebells.
Protection for Small Animals
In the middle of the fallen tree – its skeleton now the home for a variety of species – rests a somber but compassionate protective spirit. One eye is a well-defined heart.
Below him, on the downside of the hill, is the only bare spot around. Just perfect for a small forest animal to burrow in during winter storms. This is a protective spirit, offering love to the small animals of the area.
A Masked Wood Elf
Up the hill, the root of this tree is now shaped as a wood elf with a sharp nose, worthy of any of the fairy artist Freund’s detailed drawings of the elf kingdom. He is also quite happy on this sunny day!