Forest Fun and Folly

Forest Fun and Folly

During our walk through the forest last week, we built this inuksuk, and a few others to keep her company.

(In case you were not aware of it, this is the Inuit-preferred spelling. And the plural is inuksuit.) According to Wikipedia, “the word inuksuk means “something which acts for or performs the function of a person”. The word comes from the morphemes inuk (“person”) and -suk  (“substitute”).”

Also according to Wikipedia, “in architecture a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration. In the original use of the word, these buildings had no other use, but from the 19th to 20th centuries the term was also applied to highly decorative buildings which had secondary practical functions such as housing, sheltering or business use.”

Hmmm. Or maybe even as a landmark to decorate a corner of my forest?

This entry was published on November 30, 2012 at 9:52 am. It’s filed under My Forest and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Forest Fun and Folly

  1. magicinthewoods on said:

    Now you’ve given me the challenge of trying to find them.

  2. Wonderful! I can feel the tranquility around her.

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