Hart & Soul

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It's Monday

 

Time to get all our ducks stones in a row again?

(a dry-stone wall somewhere in England...which astounds me to no end!)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

Time to get all our ducks stones in a row again?

(a dry-stone wall somewhere in England...which astounds me to no end!)

 

 

 

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Sep 2018, 03:24
A fine example of druystole work,
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. I can just stare at it!
Bien fait ce mur, j'aime les pierres irrégulières.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Martine. Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Sep 2018, 06:29
Yes, this is so typical for England (but also for Ireland) - I love your witty title!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Philine. It's definitely not something we see in America...or Hollandshire!
  • Astrid
  • Hollandshire
  • 10 Sep 2018, 06:47
Isn't it amazing how these stones are "stuck" together and "never" let go. I love it that you captured a detail of the many many miles of walls we saw in England.
Ginnie Hart: It IS amazing, Astrid, and I notice it every time we're there! Bedankt.
C'est vrai que ces murs ainsi batis sont toujours fascinants de part leur construction qui traversent les temps
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: France also has stone to use and I'm fascinated by all your stone there, too, Claudine. But these walls in particular always inspire me.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2018, 07:22
I remember your fascination with our dry-stone walls, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Lisl. It happens every time I'm there!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 10 Sep 2018, 07:30
The Cotswolds are full of this wonderful practical workmanship..
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chris, and I admire it greatly!
I am a drystone waller,
All day I drystone wall,
Of all appalling callings,
Drystone walling's worst of all.

Pam Ayres
Ginnie Hart: It's a sweet ditty, Bill, but does NOT fit my estimation of it!!!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 10 Sep 2018, 08:02
Un travail de taille extraordinaire
JP
Ginnie Hart: It's wonderful workmanship, JP.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Sep 2018, 08:02
Who needs mortar when you can just pile stones on top of each other Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I've discovered, Chad!!!
Voilà  un mur de pierre sèches admirablement construit !
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Pascale!
that must take a LOT of talent, to make a wall like that!! amazing picture, mesmerizing!
Ginnie Hart: Mesmerizing is a good ord, Elaine, because that's how I feel every time I see it in England. Who would have thought you didn't need mortar to build a wall!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Sep 2018, 08:36
Typically Cotswold; different from those say in Yorkshire. Before I retired, I always felt that I would like to learn how to build dry stone walls. Now I am retired, though, I don't have the time!
Ginnie Hart: I would be fascinated enough to help you, Alan, in case you ever DO have time! smile
A well-made wall - "Something there is that doesn't love a wall" says Robert Frost, but he'd love this one!
Ginnie Hart: THIS kind of wall I can live with, Tom, and believe Robert Frost could, too! smile
My day is stacked with chores after being away for almost ever.
Ginnie Hart: Take it easy, then, Mary. One step at a time. Don't overdo it!
That's a fine wall Ginnie. Did you know that dry stone walls differ in style and design and construction round the different areas of our country.
Ginnie Hart: No, I did not know that, Brian. I'd love to see all the examples set up side by side! smile
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 10 Sep 2018, 12:31
Beautiful patterns and textures captured in this stone wall!! We'll see what "piled" up over the weekend today. Thankfully, no snow. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! No snow makes me laugh, Steven. Let's get through the hurricanes first and then talk about snow!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2018, 13:03
HOW do they do that?! Pretty textures.
Ginnie Hart: You can see why it so fascinates me, Bonnie!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Sep 2018, 13:45
Whenever I see walls like this, I think about the weeks, months and maybe years that the farmer toiled away to gather these stones. Maybe they were clearing land for tilling (all stones to just beyond plough depth has to be removed) and the wall started as a stack of stones. Very hard work - I have done it, when I was 11. We ended up with a huge stack of stones, but built no walls. Among others we did build a driveway of about 100 metres - nice, broad and thick.
Ginnie Hart: So, you know a lot about this and what it involves, Louis. Good for you.
I like the patterns and textures here. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Ruthie. Thanks.
they did a fine job with these stones Ginnie... good shot....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they did, Peter. Thank you.
I would love to see a wall of this caliber when I visit the Cotswolds next month, Ginnie. It takes a very special talent to construct something as wonderful as this.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling you will find them everywhere, Beverly!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2018, 01:19
They are a delight in the English countryside smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they are, Cherry!
  • olivier
  • Belgium
  • 11 Sep 2018, 11:25
simply rock! and good!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Olivier!
  • Robin
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2018, 02:38
OH, I totally agree you with you Ginnie. Whenever I come across walls like these I'm in total awe.
Ginnie Hart: We're not in Kansas anymore, Robin, when we see them, right?! smile
I do love these walls!!
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Elizabeth. But bless you for backtracking to all these posts. You humble me.

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