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Cosmic Portals | Cairns

Duck Cairn

On Tuesday I posted a blog about Rock Balancing with spectacular images of formations by Marty Grab. Today I wanted to show you some of the many rock balancing formations I’ve come across in my travels. I call them cairns. “Cairn” is a Gaelic term for a mound of stones built as a monument, memorial or marker. They can be serious or playful.

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From Our Friends | Rock Balancing

Michael Graba stone balancing

I love cairns – those wonderful constructions of stone that serve as way markers helping travelers to find a path through desolate areas. In my travels, I’ll often photograph cairns some unknown person or persons have created. Areas abundant with rocks seems to naturally call forth this urge of human and rock to work together in community.

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