Saturday, April 25, 2015

Burnt Orange

Cheater!
When you construct stonewalls in New England you do it without and adhesive or concrete to hold the rocks together. The post of rocks here looks to be held up by some cement. Even the best of wall builders would have a task upon their hands if they tried to keep these round rocks at the crown from rolling about. We've got a few stonewalls running about up back on property. Not pretty. Just boulders stacked upon boulders. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.

17 comments:

  1. Haha! That would be tricky Birdman, maybe he has a touch of super-glue on each round boulder :)

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  2. Haha! That would be tricky Birdman, maybe he has a touch of super-glue on each round boulder :)

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  3. When you have rocks in the field
    and rocks in your bed
    Where in the world
    would you lay your head
    when you tried to sleep
    through a snowstorm?

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  4. A facade, maybe, anchored inside to some kind of structure?

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  5. That is cheating!

    The Sens kicked some tail last night and lived to play another game. That should keep Boston fans happy.

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  6. We still see a few almost identical stone walls around here, mostly in the countryside, but also in parks...

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  7. Stone walls are so wonderful!

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  8. That orange lichen has provided some striking colors for your stone wall photo. Are you stone walling us?

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  9. At our old house here in Tulsa, right down the street our Russian neighbors had somebody vandalize their rock mailbox. The guy went out there and rebuilt it himself with sacrete to hold it together. It was the ugliest darn thing I have ever seen for a mailbox but last time I drove by it is still up.s

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  10. Heretics! They're always lurking among us!

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  11. They should be ashamed of themselves.

    Hey! Weren't you going to Florida some time around now? No pix? (It is pretty hot down here at present.)

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  12. One of my many favorite things of New England is the stone walls. I try to imagine the history (if stone walls could talk) that they hold.

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  13. I am coming to this post late after being gone for several days on family matters. Love this photo and amazed that after all these comments no-one has mentioned " The Mending Wall"—I know you are more than familiar with it so I will spare the quotations, but I love the strong images in the poem—like the strong stone images in your photo.

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