Monday, April 14, 2014

Catfish Trail Marker #2

 MIZI(UK) - Catfish

I have been lucky enough on my lunchtime walks while visiting with my husband (still in Southlake Hospital, Newmarket) to find two of 10 trail markers.  Last week  I posted  another (Gookooko'oo(g)i Owl) HERE.

The metallic medallion is by artist Donald Chretien, of the band Nipissing First Nation.  Jim Menken is the chainsaw carver.

 Longer View

On the plaque beside this it says: MIZI(UK) - Knowledge. Creativity. Courage
Water holds ancient symbolic meaning dealing with the subconscious and depth of knowledge. Water contains all the mysteriousness of the unknown. Fish, the underwater dwellers, are masters of learning and instruct that the land and all its inhabitants are purveyors of learning and teaching.

FYI: I took this photo a couple of weeks ago. so that's why there's still snow.

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

36 comments:

Revrunner said...

Nicest trail marker I can remember seeing.

Hilda said...

These are fantastic trail markers! I like the owl medallion, but this catfish is pretty striking too. (But the first thing I thought was, "Yum!" :p)

Carole M. said...

nice trail markers too; creative and no doubt have some special meaning ...

Roan said...

Love these trail markers. Hope your husband is doing better.

William Kendall said...

It's such beautiful work.

The Furry Gnome said...

EGCG, I keep wondering about your husband every time I see your pictures. I hope he's doing well and the long term prognosis is good!

see you there! said...

The trail marker and the bit of history you gave is very interesting. Really like the cutout fish.

Darla

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! really love it!

Sandra said...

I did not realize your hubby is still in the hospital. Hope he is better soon and back home.these markers are really cool to me and a great find within walking distance of the hospital.

ladyfi said...

How unique and lovely.

Linda W. said...

Love these trail markers! Super-cool.

Maggid said...

What a gorgeous gift.
Thank you for sharing - the wisdom, adventure, learning and the art.

I hope all is well in your world.

Karen said...

That's real art EG!

RedPat said...

I wondered about the snow! These are such a great idea for the trail, EG!

Stuart said...

Wow. A trail marker that makes you think. What a concept.

Gail Dixon said...

I never thought of water that way before. Interesting! Love the carving.

Judy said...

You've captured some interesting trail markers.

cieldequimper said...

Okay, now I want to walk these trails... This is the second time you post these markers and I adore them.

Jack said...

I am hoping to visit your blog soon and learn that your husband is convalescing back home. Good luck to the two of you.

Jim said...

How interesting.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

That's really a pretty neat marker...you are finding some cool things to photograph around your husband's hospital. I hope he comes home soon!

Sylvia K said...

You do find the good captures, EG, thanks for sharing!! I do hope your husband is able to come home soon and that all is going well! Holding good thoughts for you both!!

Photo Cache said...

what a nice trail marker. i don't see anything like that around here.

here's hoping your hubby is home soon.

Randy said...

That's a wonderful marker.

Stephanie said...

Love these markers.

Kathy said...

This begs the question: Are there catfish in Ontario? We have big ones here in Texas! (You probably wouldn't even believe how big!)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest EG CameraGirl;
What unique trail markers, never seen like that before♡♡♡ Hope your husband get better perfectly soon!!!

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Fun60 said...

With markers like that you just want to follow the trail to see if there are any more.

Indrani said...

Neat captures of the trail markers.
Hope your husband is doing fine now. Best wishes to him!

eileeninmd said...

One of the prettiest trail markers, I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing, have a happy day. I hope you hubby is feeling better!

Rajesh said...

Very interesting trail marker.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The art work is incredible!!!
How nice to have a trail to walk for the lunch break...but, your husband is in the hospital?!!!!

Carver said...

Beautiful trail markers.

Judy said...

I hope your husband is out of hospital now!
And I think I like this medallion better than the other...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh the sculptures are beautiful -- I am behind on reading and did not realize your husband has been ill. I wish him (and you) the best.

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