Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dreamcatcher Shadow


  We saw this dreamcatcher at a footpath leading in to Zion National Park.  It had little locks attached.  I don't know the purpose of the locks but I suspect that people would purchase them and place it with the hope a wish would be granted, just my speculation.

   
Dreamcatchers originated with Ojibwa, a Native American people.  They have been adopted by other tribes as a symbol of unity.  I think it makes an interesting shadow.


You can find other interesting shadows at Shadow Shot Sunday, hosted by Tracy at Hey Harriet.

15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous shadow shot, Martha! I love dreamcatchers and this one is exquisite! Perfect shadow shot for the day!

Sylvia

Jenn Jilks said...

Not being Native, I built a Wishcatcher. I loathe white folks who steal this idea! Mine is made from a hula hoop!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

We gave each of our exchange students a dreamcatcher upon their arrival at our house. We considered the dreamcatcher a unique American-style gift.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the concept of dreamcatchers. This one makes a great shadow.

EG Wow said...

I like the idea of being able to catch dreams and this does indeed make a lovely shadow.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful dreamcatcher, even more beautiful shadow!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Barb said...

I have a woven dream catcher in my house. This one is intricate and casts a lovely shadow. PS Who turned on the chill here in CA? We are bundled up in Lake Tahoe!

Jeanette said...

What a great shadow!! And, a big dreamcatcher too. I have never see one that big. My daughter used to have a small one hanging over her bed.
Thanks for sharing!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I do so love the culture and the beliefs of the southwestern tribes. Well captured.

Mission Bells in Shadow

Have a great week.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very original and creative shot. I also wanted to mention that I love your header. Now that is the kind of place I would enjoy exploring.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Shadows at my page, have a blessed Sunday!

katney said...

A fascinating shadow. I will have to watch for this the next time we visit Zion.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Not only a beautiful shadow but also a beautiful magical thing to stumble upon. I love this!

Ms. Becky said...

I so agree with you, it does make an interesting shadow. I'm intrigued by the idea of the locks - the intent and hopes of people who've passed previously. I love this idea.

Joan said...

It does.
We have a beautiful one a friend made for us.