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Monday, August 17, 2009

Fun Garden Project
Nancy Swanson, winter resident in Zephyrhills, sent me this photo of her homemade "rock art." She created this particular piece in her Pennsylvania garden where she lives for part of the year. The official name for this piece of art is a Cairn.

According to Wikipedia.org - "A cairn (carn in Irish, carnedd in Welsh, càrn in Scots Gaelic) is a manmade pile of stones, often in a conical form. They are usually found in uplands, on moorland, on mountaintops or near waterways."

She created this second piece which is an Inukshuk (created in the likeness of a person). She did a good job, as it really does look like a person.

It's a great idea for a really different piece of natural art for the garden that is easy to create. For Nancy, it was inexpensive because there are plenty of rocks in Pennsylvania, but it shouldn't be too expensive to create one here in Florida. Thanks for sharing it with us, Nancy.
If you have an unusual piece of "garden art" you've created, please email a photo to me and I'll be glad to post it.