Our 'grotto' is still there today -- still covered with ferns coming out of the rocks. Rocks that have moss and lichen covering them in interesting designs.
Even in the heart of summer this bit of 'forest' is with us -- my thanks to the first owners of this house who did not blast away every bit of rock but left us with such a marvelous gift.
"Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul." - Thomas Merton