This rock spirit Fish King reigns over a section of the dancing brook that wends through the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in New Hampshire.
I love his ornate accoutrements – the various colors of moss and lichen that decorate his granite face, his pronounced mouth and eye. His mossy Mohawk hairdo – short on the sides, long on top – is held back nicely by the pine tree trunk. He has a very regal air about him – king of his own turf, and pleasantly in control!
The Fish King is one of my favorite stops on my visits to Lost River. The Lost River Gorge itself is a favorite spot of mine…there are so many poetic rocks in this scenic Gorge, which has put on a show of sheer beauty in response to the admiration bestowed on all its parts throughout the centuries.
Long ago it was a home to Native Americans. Today it is a protected site enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.
The dancing brook is called Moosilauke Brook and is a tributary of the Pemigewasset River.