I spotted this yard shrine when driving to meet a friend for lunch. My first thought was that this is phenomenon unique to the American Southwest and would be a good post for Phoenix Daily Photo. After I thought about it more, I realized that it wasn’t just common in Arizona; I’ve seen these little home-made shrines all over the country. I certainly remember several from the city in Illinois where I grew up. They might have looked a little different but, they were there none the less. These shrines might represent a petition for assistance or it could be thanks for prayers answered. It might be to commemorate some event or simply to honor a lost loved one. You can decide what this one represents.