Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Stone Wall

When I moved in to the house on Jordan Cove, half the back yard was overrun with bittersweet. It took a backhoe to rip it out. Under all those vines was an old stone wall. I think this is what they called a "rubble" wall, but I'm not sure of that. I love yellow flowers and there were a lot of Black-eyed Susans along the side of the lane leading to the house. I kept gathering seeds and scattering them along the wall. Eventually, they took hold and apparently liked being there. In a year, they blossomed and I got this snapshot. I don't know if they are still there, or if the bittersweet came back. That's bittersweet you can see just the other side of the stones. It took some effort to get grass growing here because it was a constant battle to keep it from sprouting up in my newly claimed lawn.

There is a wonderful web site by a very talented photographer. It is He has beautiful photographs of New England stone walls. A cousin told me about this fellow's work and I take a look every so often.
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1 comment:

San Diego Farmgirl said...

I just love black eyed susans! They grow along the highways back home in Kansas, though I think the highway department scattered the seeds.

Do you know how old that fence is? I wonder who built it?