Never quite got out with Granddog Ellie this weekend, and we expect telephone repairmen on Monday. However, lucky us, Shelley at BurningBird did manage to get out for a lovely hike and blogged it for posterity. Even the Title is poetic: Pink and Shadows.
Note especially the reference to the Windigo. Kinda a little roundabout how it caught my eye. I'm a video game buff, and I especially like Role Playing Games, and I especially, especially like RGP's from SquareEnix. One of the most attractive features for a person who's into cultures and history would have to be their extensive use of mythology, and quasi-mythology. They use it in place names and their heroes' names. I like to trace them back to the originals. One creature that has always remained a mystery to me was Wendigo, apparently more correctly called Windigo. SquareEnix depicted a creature with no face (or even a head), very strong and unpredictable. Usually finishes me off in short order.
Now I know. Thanks, Shelley!