Friday, March 22, 2013
In hiking terms these rock piles are called "cairns" and are used to mark a trail. This pile, found along Dove Mountain Trail on a bench near the boulevard, caught the light just right.
I like the natural texture of the stone. The dark edges of the bench and the dark background set off the neutral gray surfaces. While this cairn is along a busy street, one can imagine the importance of these rock structures out in the wilderness where they serve as a sign that someone was there before you came.
Wanda Hayes Eichler