Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

Dry Stonewall building is a meditative interlude from work. A stonewaller is an agent of the stones. He or she has all he needs right in front of him. He need only to pick up a stone and its place in the wall will become obvious to the trained eye; stones choose the place. Not the place it last occupied but the right place for this wall.

The hard part is gathering the stones to see them clearly and close enough to minimise the effort of picking up a stone, locating its place and reaching for another.

It’s a bit of choreography really and it helps if you name is Jackson…


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2 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    These are very flat and why are they a different colour to the wall being repaired, any idea?
    Have a very Happy Christmas Tony x 🙂 x

    • 2far2shout says:

      I don’t know the answer but:
      The stone is quarried within a few yards, soft sand stone.
      The wall is made of two parallel walls filled with bits and pieces of stone waste.
      This means some of these stones have loved on the outside and have weathered. Others that were on the inside and natural colour, have been promoted to the
      outside, with a view of rolling hills.

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