Cairns, rock piles that are man made,
have always fascinated me.
While visiting Looking Glass Falls in North Carolina,
I turned to look downstream,
and saw this.....
It was standing there,
put together like children's building blocks.
About 6-8 ft. tall, it stood there,
a silent sentinal for my imagination.
One person, or many,
may have contributed to this flat rock pile.
David Williams, acclained nature writer,
has a book called....
Cairns, Messengers in Stone.
Cairns usually have some sort of purpose,
but some are just there for beauty and artistic reasons.
A few years back, I saw the very large cairn at
Henry David Thoreau's home site at Waldon Pond.
I contributed my stone, as I have to many other cairns.
Cairns have an ancient history,
at one time being built for protective energy.
There is a traditional
Scottish blessing, Cuiridh mi clach air do charn,
I will put a stone on your cairn.
Savor the Day!