Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Low Water

Here I am back at  South Watuppa Pond, which is certainly not as clear as Lake Tahoe. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I returned to the large turtle effigy I have shown previously (7/31/13).

The back of this turtle has a few deep grinding slicks, which were probably used for acorns. 

The shallow clear water reveals a small collection of  hand tool sized stones in front of the turtle, forming a small circle surrounded by larger rocks.

It is tempting, but I resist the urge to move them. Perhaps this is where the Native women kept their grinding tools, or someone left donations for some forgotten purpose.
     On a rock besides the ring reposes a deceased clan member.

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