This little hut came from a dream I had a while back. I saw a wee house with leaves for a roof, and was completely enchanted with the idea. The leaves worked beautifully. Here we have Hazel, Beech and Yellow Birch leaves forming the canopy over a white birch twig frame. The two windows are made from willow twigs and it took me several hours to make the pair. I discovered that if you found just the right shaped willow branches, and bent them slowly and carefully, they could form rather nice heart shapes.
We have had so much rain here. Some places have had severe flooding. Yesterday it finally stopped and for a few hours the clouds lifted and the sun shone in-between the remnants of the gloom. To see the sun shining again, even if for only a few minutes here and there, it felt like hope was returning to our valley. I gratefully received the afternoon as I could finally go out and shoot this little house up in the mountains by the swollen river.
Then, an added blessing that I never could have dreamed up ... the sun peeked out from behind the clouds one last time before disappearing behind the ridge. And when it did, the angle was just right to show a heart shaped light into the interior of the house, perfectly framed in the doorway ! The camera was already aimed and focused, I just had to shoot to get this one incredible frame. When magic like that happens, I feel so blessed to be doing this work. This is not a Photoshop trick...it really happened. I could not have planned it if I had tried, there were so many variables....this is just the grace of the Universe and the Faeries doing their magic for all to enjoy !!
Have a great week, everyone !