Today we took Our Dog and Our Friends’ Dog out for a walk. The route was very familiar and well-used, but the last time I’d taken it I’d noticed a side trail that I wanted to explore. So I suggested that we venture off on the side trail—which really was a trail, distinctly more than a deer trail, though not nearly as emphatic as the main trail—and see where it went. But Our Friends’ Dog had recently had problems with a sore on his tail, and had worried at it and made it worse, and his tail had been shaved, and, well, after a little while it seemed to me that taking a sensitive- and naked-tailed dog down a brushy trail with intermittent stinging nettles probably was not a good idea. So we decided to leave the exploration for another day and turned around. And found this.
So… now I’m curious. Is it a trail marker? Or art? Or… well? What do you think?