At Wildacres I found this mysterious arrangement at the base of a tree in the parking lot.
My first thought was of the Yunwi Tsundi -- the Cherokee Little People I've written of before.
Then I decided it might be a charm of the sort my friend Byron Ballard (Asheville's Village Witch) works. The wrapped sticks could be prayer sticks; the pretty rocks, barred off by twigs, could represent wishes being kept safe . . .
What do you think?