When the random rock cairns in the Patapsco River in Ellicott City failed to reappear this year I thought it was simply a case of loss of interest. What I didn't realize is that the man who inspired this river art had suddenly passed away back in June.
According to this story by Shannon Baylis Sarino in The View some of those who admired his creations, "equated them to rock formations found in other places, including Hawaii and Barbados. Many cultures have used stacked rocks to honor their gods, Betts said, quick to point out he was not the person to "invent" the practice."
All I know is that they made me smile.
Thank you to commenter "Cathy" for alerting me to his passing.
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