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.
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.
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!
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