According to an Objibway elder, owls signify wisdom and foresight, and are keepers of sacred knowledge.
Eyes by artist Donald Chretien, of the band Nipissing First Nation
This is one of 10 unique kilometre trail markers in the Town of Newmarket.
Inspired by the environment
Finding inspiration in nature, faith and spirituality, Jim Menken is the chainsaw carver.
Closeup of owl's eye
The markers track a hiker's journey as he/she progresses along the trail.
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So that owl spying my movements from that tree branch is really just watching out for my welfare. Nice. I like that.
What a wonderful Ojibwe treasure!
Oh that is a beautiful trail marker Donald Chretien is truly a gifted carver. Great shots. Hug B
That is really neat. At first I thought the eyes were 'burned' into the wood until I saw the close up. Very nice artwork.
I like owl images and this one is terrific. How great for the people walking the trail.
Wow! That is incredible work!
true talent and i love owls, real or wooden.. used to have a collection of them years ago..
Impressive sculpture. Nice decorative eyes.
This is such a lovely sculpture of an owl that has eyes only for other owls. A smaller version of the circular artifact would make a nice pendant for a necklace.
Dearest EG CameraGirl;
What an excellent woodwork♡♡♡ Japanese people love owls as its name sounds like "luck" in Japanese.
Just in cae, I'll paste my post about owl. It is the link page (Etymology)from the home page.
Hope you will Have a wonderful new week♪♪♪
Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
Haha, I forgot to paste p;)
So sorry, silly me(^^;)
Fantastic marker, and wonderful carving!
What wonderful markers to have along the trail!
i loved the carving, but the use of another owl for eyes is quite clever!
Really nice sculpture to help you along the way.
I like that a lot!
Beautiful---I love Native work. The Coastal tribes from Washington up through British Columbia also do beautiful work. Thanks for the info . MB
It's wonderful, EG!
Owls are wonderful and fascinating and so mysterious! We had a couple in a big oak tree in our back yard once.
This must be chainsaw sculpture, right? Very well done and those eyes are great!
I cannot even begin to imagine the work that went into carving this. Just phenomenal.
Such unusual (but very cool) trail markers.
What a neat marker. He did a wonderful job carving it.
Great looking carving. Nice marker.
Oh, I love it!! Such a wonderful carving!! Perfect! You got terrific captures, too!!
Very beautifully sculpted work. Interesting to know details about this.
What a creative way to mark the trails. Beautiful sculptures!
What a great carving.
beautiful wood carving. i believe that owls are full of wisdom.
I love the image of the owl's eye!!! Like nothing I have ever seen before!
What a great way to mark a trail.
An unusual and tres 'wise' way to mark a trail EG :)
Beautifully carved and the owl eyes are cool too. Definitely a treasure to be appreciated.
I love it :)
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