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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rock Wall

The houses in our area are built on hills and gullies - slopes and slants - ups and downs, and since land is precious, the houses are often built in these areas, there isn't much level ground to build on.  So we need rock walls - lots of rock walls.  The new rock walls are dry-built - and they use big machinery to lift the boulders in place.  This old rock wall was probably built by hand.

It helps to level out a very slanted yard

The rock placement makes interesting designs

And a dandelion in the rocks - you know how I love the dandelions

It must have taken a lot of work to gather all these rocks - and to lift them into place.


Pondside said...

I like rock walls too, and there are plenty of them up here. They gather moss and succulents in every nook and cranny and add wonderful interest to the landscape.

Debra @ Homespun said...

When you consider the work involved in building THESE, and compare that to the pyramids and other unsolved mysteries ( how did that happen back then ) it just makes for brain fodder :)

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

This reminds me of the poem by Robert Fox, "Mending Wall".



Jeanne said...

I love rock walls. The old ones especially. Thay have a story to tell and generations of use. These are nice shots of the old wall.

Kay said...

I hadn't thought til now about the work that must go into something like this. Those rocks look not only heavy, but sharp-edged, too. Hard work!

Karen Frost said...

What a nice rock wall! Love the moss, too! This one looks nice and sturdy. xx

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love all the moss here & there. so fun!! we see lots of stone fences here in VA. using what we have. or recycling i guess you could call it. enjoy your day. ( :