Turtle/Bird Solar Observatory Enclosure Boulder
This is incorporated/nearby to the Earthen Mound site. The boulder, a Manitou, which is slightly modified and worked-out ever so subtlely is on top of a small knoll where Earth, Sky, and Water meet, a ceremonial spot.
A view of the boulder-enclosure looking out towards the horizon. Note that from this angle the boulder is worked out representing a turtle:
Below the stone enclosure the brook opens up and runs through the area:
Close-up of the beak/ head profile, which is aligned with the energy of the sun:
The sun's energy. I would like to give thanks:
View of the stone enclosure from the other angle. From this side the fact that it is an enclosure is more obvious, and it also looks more bird-like, probably an Eagle or a Thunderbird. When inside the enclosure you are "under it's wing." Note how the boulder has been worked-out, again, most noticeably by the profile of the bird's-head. This is to get the angle and alignment of the sun/solar observation. I also think the dual bird/turtle symbolism represents a polarity- upper-world and under-world, again this is at a point where sky, earth and water meet:
Showing off the stone calander/ horizon marker (from a few posts back) that is down the street. Without modern housing and the tree-line this point actually lines up with the stone enclosure and serpent wall, probably a solstice point: