Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Garden Oobos

At the bottom of my garden peace pole is a pile of prayer stones that my visitors bring. Today I ventured outside in the heat of the afternoon and built an Oobos with a few of them (it will only be temporary). Oobos is a Japanese word for a 'pile of rocks' that is obviously built by man, by its unusual configuration. Sometimes it is only three rocks, but it merely says "I was here". This is the photo of my 5 stone oobos. When anyone sees an oobos they are to approach it with a relaxed and curious mind. So, if you ever see one, enjoy it. If it is knocked down, don't worry, it can be built back up easily.

1 comment:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Interesting! Here we have something called an inukshuk which is also a pile of stones and, I think, has Inuit origin. We have a number of them around our garden built from stones found on our property. Guess I should take a picture of them!