Cairns

 

Do you know this term, cairn?   Simply a pile of rocks, usually used as trail markers.  I’ve come across them in the woods.   But when we were at Mission Point, Michigan a few weeks ago, they were ART!

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They made the place mysterious and magical….

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Jeff went wading to get some close up photos…

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He couldn’t help but make one, leave his mark…..

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I can imagine that these piles are a collaboration with  the many visitors to the lighthouse.

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Or did a single person or group come and start this nature art project one day….

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Does this happen every summer?  I know the ice would not allow these monuments to stand over the winter.

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Intriguing.  And these cairns will be what I remember most about our quick little Mission Point visit.

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5 thoughts on “Cairns”

  1. Cairns have been on my mind all summer. There are some in Ann Arbor that I drive past all the time. I’ve been planning to make some at our cottage. Serendipity!

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