“Blood red, a sign for folks coming down the road"
Other protective constructions stand or hang. In the woods a red jersey suspends from a forked stick, beneath which an inverted glass jar is embedded in the ground ("Red thing hung up like on a cross"). A bright red cloth is tied to a tree branch near the highway. ("Blood red, a sign for folks coming down the road. Say, 'Slow down, drive careful,' like a traffic light, you know. You go on green, you concentrate on yellow.)"