Monday, July 17, 2006


Funny how I'm looking at things right in my yard.
Funny the things I didn't notice until now.

"What you see is an illusion of what you see until you learn to see what you see," is ancient wisdom from the Dagara people of Burkina Faso, Africa.

The coop is up on top of one of a series of retaining walls; my house is so old that all those people walking around etc. eroded the ground (the wall at the lowest point is the retaining wall of 1850 made out of the former central chimney).

Step up onto the next human built terrace and here are the mounds and turtles, where the chickens scratched them out. I used my leaf blower to clear leaves off the rock piles, did a little raking...


  1. That's great. You are so lucky to have a site in your yard. What is it for? I imagine it for astronomy or burial. Is there an up-hill horizon?

  2. Also, the piles are somewhat evenly spaced and there is a hint of a grid. Is that correct?

  3. I can answer all these questions very quickly, I am happy to report:
    "I don't know."

    I don't think they are burials, looking uphill would have been the Big Trees of the Mast Forest.
    They point toward the sunrise and other features I'd rather privately disscuss.

    There are at least two more piles above this hidden by Poison Ivy, not very evenly spaced really...

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