The Legend of Leelinau

While in the World Bird Sanctuary/Lone Elk Park area, we saw this…and it was really striking.

Our religion and mythology is replete with the spirits that infuse other things found in Nature, so I loved this legend:

Legend of Leelinau Lone Elk Park Fenton Mo

And then we looked up the tree on which this sign was, and there was Leelinau herself, her hair trailing down like Rapunzel’s….

leelinau in the tree fenton mo 260108

Here she is, a little closer:

leelinau figure 260108

That was lovely, though a little sad…I think the world is always against love that defies the “norms”…and often, people who love that way suffer for it.

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