There are quite a few fairy gardens on the various paths that I walk each day. Some at the edges of the sidewalk, two different ones in big pots, one on a tree trunk. My favorite though is a large one near Lake Harriet that wraps around the bushes along the front sidewalk. It has just about everything you can imagine including a teeny tiny yard side for Black Lives Matter (in the upper right corner). As you probably can figure, I think this is charming.
I come by my love of yard signs naturally. My folks usually always had a sign up for some candidate or other at election time. The year my dad was the campaign manager for a friend running for city council, one whole side of our yard (that faced the busier street) was lined with them. They even let me put up a “No Nukes” sign when I was in college, although our house at that point was at the end of a cul de sac so I’m sure the sign didn’t get seen by too many people.
I’ve been thinking about adding a yard sign for my presidential favorite almost every morning when I’m walking the dog, but then I get back to the house and promptly forget about it. After seeing the little fairy garden yard sign, I sent myself an email to remind me, then drove up to Northern Sun (I love them – I was SO happy when I realized that I had moved to the city where their store is located!) and picked up my sign, which is now in my yard, along with my BLM sign. Somehow having two signs feels quite natural – guess I’ll have to find another sign after the election so I will still have two!
Are you a yard sign person? Or a fairy garden fancier?