Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Of Nature’s Artistry and Man’s ‘Inukshuk’ at the Lakeshore

Driftwood sculptures abound along the shorelines of the Arrow Lake. While canoeing on the lake south of Fauquier, I discovered some more, which I would like to share with you. There are also man-made structures that campsite visitors have set up following their artistic urges. Viewing them, I felt inspired to build an ‘inukshuk’ myself. Strictly speaking, these stone structures are not inukshuks. The latter have their origin in the monuments of the Inuit people in the Canadian Arctic. Among the stones, I found one that appeared to have a smiling face and in a precarious balancing act, I managed to put it on top of two other bigger stones. Enjoy.

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36 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake”

  1. Peter, you captured the beauty of the rocks and driftwood on a clear, sunny day, which really appeal to me. At night, I bet they’re the type of things nightmares are made of.

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  2. Lovely. People in the Himalaya commonly stack rounded stones like this. It has spiritual implication and considered auspicious. Thanks thanks for sharing this from your part of the world.

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  3. That face is a great find.

    I have mixed feelings about stacked stones. Sometimes I appreciate the artistry. However, in some scenic places I’ve encountered so many stacks of stones it was impossible for me to take a photograph of unadorned nature.

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