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.