Saturday, June 6, 2009

A New Look at a Classic Landmark

When we visited Devil's Tower, I had hoped for clear skies,
or dramatic clouds,
but we got flat gray overcast.
Nevertheless, there was something there that I had not seen
my last visit (in 2003)-
though I may have missed it-
and that is the prayer scarves and bundles
tied around the trees by American Indians.
There's a sign up asking people not to disturb them,
so I was careful not to move them or touch them at all,
but they made great dramatic accents to the photos...
and made me think about the monument in a rather different way.


Birrd said...

What do they leave them there for, exactly?

Dr. Croc said...

I'm not exactly sure. It's some kind of devotional/ respect thing, evidently.