June 14, 2006
An Inukshuk is a stone landmark or cairn that resembles a human. In Innuit it means I was here and serves for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for hunting grounds, or as a food cache. As a point of reference the arms are aligned along the north, south axis. These are common landmarks along the northern regions of the Bruce Trail and in northern Ontario. They are always built of stone and usually serve the purpose of not only marking but saying I was here without resorting to graffatti. I had an Inukshuk in my last garden that served the purpose well. I did not duplicate it in this garden but likely will in the next garden.