Monday, June 6, 2011


Hoodoos are those columns of soft rock capped by a flat cap of harder rock that are plentiful around the Drumheller area. I was hoping to add a photo of them but it is not working today.
The word comes from West Africa and refers to a practice of magic similar to Voodoo that was imported to North America in the 18th century. The local native people believed the rock pillars represented giants that had been turned to stone for their evil deeds. Reminds me of Lott's wife who was turned to salt.
Today we are sitting on the picnic table under a fir tree by a nice log fire at our cabin property, enjoying a bit of sunshine, and awaiting the usual afternoon rain!
There are a lot of noisy birds about, like Yellow Warblers and Baltimore Orioles.
Hanne has been trimming off the lower branches of the fir tree over the picnic table, whilst I have been burning them....I have also been sawing logs for fun and exercise.
Yesterday we had hail in the afternoon!

1 comment:

Desiree said...

Thank you for alerting me to this earlier post I'd missed, Michael! Very interesting background to the Hoodoos and great to have seen your photograph in your most recent post.

Sounds as though you were having an enjoyable day.

Des xoxo