Saturday, January 31, 2009

Totem Pole

I'm not sure what to say about this image. While "the hunter" does go on one, annual deer hunt, this is not one he shot. He found this specimen while quail hunting. The head was hanging around the place, moved from one location to another by myself or the hunter, always in a place that the dogs couldn't reach it. Eventually, he quietly mounted the head on this apple tree branch planted into the ground and bound it with a length of old baling wire.


Dalesings said...

In Native American circles, Deer medicine is connected with love, compassion, gentleness, and healing.

Thus I associate it with your loving care for your father, and the gentleness with which you touch his mind and heart.


Vance said...

This is an excellent photograph, an interesting subject matter, and a great mini story!

Also I miss you! :)