Just one more reason to love willow trees....
A few sheets, some clothes pins, and voila--you've created your own world.
Remember how much you loved making forts as a kid? I think I probably had a dozen standard forts around the yard and neighborhood plus all the temporary ones we'd make with some sheets and heavy books around the house.
Why not recreate the magic a little bit? I loved sitting in this "Willow Retreat" as much as my girls did. :)
P.S. In that first picture, yes that is a real scarecrow about to be implanted into the vegetable garden and yes, that is a real chicken strutting around my mother's back yard who randomly decided to take up residency. That is, until it decided to help himself/herself (I'm not a chicken gender expert) to my mother's vegetable garden. He was led, crumb-by-crumb, out the back gate which was promptly shut behind him. Free rent is one thing. Being a produce theif is quite another.
P.P.S. So as not to get disheartened or discouraged or to get the wrong idea that I spend my days making Lemon Lavendar Cookies and sitting peacefully in sheet forts with my two angelic little girls, let me be candid and say that about 5 minutes after that last image was taken of my youngest, she vomitted--right in the middle of our fort. Then my oldest cried. And that was the end of the Willow Retreat.