Be encouraged by the humble Inukshuk

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Home Stager with GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography

The Olympic Winter games are just around the corner, hosted in the beautiful Canadian city of Vancouver, British Columbia. The official logo . . .

Olympic Winter Games 2010

reminded me of some photos I shot on a family vacation in Newfoundland, 2008.

Little inukshuks

We stayed in a little cottage in Conception Bay, and there were rocks everywhere. It inspired us to have an Inukshuk building event (the rock figures are called Inukshuks). We made large ones and really small ones, then had fun photographing them at different angles and in different lighting conditions. The two above were only a few inches tall.

Inukshuk at Sunset

Sunset, of course, made for the most beautiful photos.

An inukshuk is one of the oldest objects found in the subarctic regions. They are made out of unworked stone for the purpose of marking a place, route or memorial. They are meant to say, "Someone was here" or "You are on the right path".

Kind of like little symbols of encouragement and fellowship, in such a vast and barren landscape!

Inukshuk at Sunset with flash

As my mind typically works, these little guys got me thinking . . . what markers are we leaving to encourage those behind us?

The ActiveRain Community is a lot like the little Inukshuk, with the ability to mark out the right path, and encourage those coming from behind. This morning I was reading a post by Diane Rice, about how we can help new members along in the Rain by giving them a day all their own. Wouldn't that be a great source of encouragement?!

Learn more about inukshuks here.

 

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Deena Cottingham

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Serving Calgary and Okotoks, Alberta

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Russell Lewis
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Deena, I stopped by to wish you happy holidays and thank you for commenting on my blog! I really like your part of the world and hope to visit there again the future. I have skied in Vancouver and always wanted to see the Calgary Stampede (We are fans of all sorts of Rodeos) While I am here  will subscribe to your blog!

December 27, 2009 11:11 AM
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Deena Cottingham
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Hi Fellows - thanks for stopping by!

Brian - it is a very fitting logo. There is a large an Inukshuk in the city of Vancouver that is a symbol to greet visitors.

Jim, I also prefer watching the winter Olympics! They are pretty exciting.

Hi Russell - If you are a fan of Rodeos, you would love the Stampede! It's quite a big deal, and has a colorful history! Thanks for subscribing, and you hope see you again soon.

 

December 27, 2009 03:21 PM
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Gary Coles
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Deena, Your post is fascinating.  I really enjoyed the information and the photos.

January 04, 2010 07:12 PM
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Very informative post, and great pictures too!  Your little inukshuks are cute!  I met a lot of Canadians today at my open house, but nobody from Calgary this time.

January 07, 2010 01:41 AM
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Deena Cottingham
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Hey Gary & Georgina! Thanks for stopping by. Canadians in Maui?? Unheard of. ;-0

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