Out of an old stump,

appearing out of nowhere, 

a small elfin house.

My neighbors went out of town and after getting an okay to create an elf house out of their tree stump, I went to work. With moss, wood and a little paint, I transformed the stump into a residence suitable for elves and gnomes. The door swings open and shut. Inside I'll place a note for the three children whose surprise I hope to witness. They'll never know it was me...or will they?