The Unique Art of Rock Stacking

The Unique Art of Rock Stacking

History of Rock Stacking

The fine art of “stacking rocks” has been around for centuries. In fact, this practice has been in existence for so long that archeologists have no method of determining when it first began.

A small stack of meticulously stacked rocks is called a cairn, derived from a Gaelic term meaning “heap of stones.” One useful purpose of a cairn is to guide hikers by marking the trail or a turn in the trail or a mountain top. In North America, evidence shows that early Native American tribes used stacked rocks to mark burial sites or to create a memorial. Continue reading “The Unique Art of Rock Stacking”

What a Successful Trifecta Looks Like!

What a Successful Trifecta Looks Like!

horse racing

For horse-racing fans, you understand the importance and excitement of correctly naming a “trifecta” (essentially, three winners crossing the finish line in a particular order).

In the story that follows, you’ll discover an actionable, real-life example of a trifecta (although, in this specific case, the emphasis of the order isn’t the priority, but rather the focus lies within the three defined parties who cross the finish line).

Additionally, this “local trifecta”  is not found on a track filled with dirt, but rather in a community filled with encouragement. The three entities for whom “community” is synonymous with “kinship” and “cooperation” include Habitat For Humanity,  the award-winning landscape experts from O’Donnell Landscapes and the Bonita Bay Community Association.  Continue reading “What a Successful Trifecta Looks Like!”