Saturday, September 13, 2008
Sierra Highway Revisited Part 1: Roadside Shrine - Saturday 9/13/2008
I headed down Sierra Highway Saturday morning to interview the good folks at my favorite produce stand for an article I want to pitch. Stopped at what I thought was a roadside memorial back in January (click for a comparison shot.) As it turns out, someone saw an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the blackened tree.
One of Hydra's coworkers told us that it had since been painted, so there could be no doubt about the miracle.
People carve their names here, and ask the Virgin to watch over their families, from what I can gather.
In spite of being right off the two-lane highway, it is a contemplative place.