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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Stone Walls Along The Countryside

There is something about a stone wall.  It defines property.  Divides one plot of land from another.  It provides a place to pile up stones cleared out for future planting of crops.  But it is also a strenuous labor of human hands.  Each rock carefully placed in position, leveled, balanced, aligned with the others, for the harmony of the whole wall.  A good place for squirrels to frequent.  A base for eventual moss coverings.  In time, a surprise find when overgrown with trees. Humble monuments to the farmers of yesterday.  Fading demarcations with the passage of time...