Monday, December 31, 2018

Lenape Rattlesnake Squamation (SE PA)

Or: Just a a psychological phenomenon called Pareidolia, right?
Photos used by the kind permission of John Martinwho posted them at
12/31/2018




Saturday, December 29, 2018

Just after the Winter Solstice 2018

First snow dusting and some older photos in other seasons...
  



























Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Returning (Everywhere)

Returning to a "site" where the Ceremonial Stone Landscape speaks, I hear something old and new each and every time. I see something I've seen and haven't seen before, I observe something I hadn't observed before, and I learn a little bit better that there's so much I don't and never will know...

The sun casts a shadow on a Stone and suddenly the Stone becomes much more than a Stone. A cloud casts a shadow and suddenly that Stone becomes something else, that's part of something else that's part of everything...

Standing by a Stone, I've watched the sun sets over another Stone on more than one Equinox but never on the Summer Solstice, just a glimmer through the trees and a million green leaves above a Standing Stone. It took a hundred or more visits to realize just where to stand to place myself in the middle of something that's part of something else that's part of everything...

Friday, December 07, 2018

Eastern Egg Island (ME)


     What we observe depends on what we look for. I look for and observe Stones or combinations of Stones that resemble Turtles to a remarkable degree...
His foot is on a very realistic nuchal notch of an Indigenous Sea Turtle...
https://mlcalliance.org/2016/06/21/guest-column-keep-an-eye-out-for-sea-turtles-this-season/

 The rhomboidal Healing Diamond, as the Mohegan call it, is also something I look for, even just when (virtually) passing by:
Sometimes often in other people's photos:



Thursday, December 06, 2018

Somewhere in Greater RI

I just saw this, this morning:

Greater Rhode Island Ruins
October 25, 2018
Courtesy of a reader ... unfortunately, I could not find his name ... BOO!

I just observed this, this morning:
If you asked me if I thought this might be an Indigenous-made Stone Chamber, I might say very possibly because the stones are stacked like this:
I might even say it might be a "Pesuponck"
 because many people translate the word like this:
Pesuponck Washington County, R. I. Narragansett, "a hot house." 
Roger Williams tells of such sweathouses where the men 
went "first to cleanse their skin, secondly to purge their 
bodies. ... I have seen them run (summer and winter) into 
brooks to cool them without the least hurt." Several such 
place names are found throughout Connectitut, Rhode Is- 
land and elsewhere in New England... 
  That's John Huden from here:
I'd copy and paste this:
"The earliest description of sweat-houses in New England was from Roger Williams, who lived among the Narragansett in present-day Rhode Island.
Pesuponck; an hot house. This hot house is a kind of little cell or cave, six or eight feet over, round, made on the side of a hill, commonly by some rivulet or brook. Into this frequently the men enter, after they have exceedingly heated it with store of wood, laid upon a heap of stones in the middle. (Williams [1643]1968:236)
Lifted from this, this morning:
 http://www.storiesandstones.com/2016/12/new-england-sweat-houses-new-england.html