Something there is that does love a wall

4 Nov

My wall

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall

One hates to argue with Robert Frost but I find that there is something in me that does love a wall. That loves it very much. We salvaged these stones from a job that Greg is doing in Palo Alto (tearing down two old ticky-tacky houses and building a monster lot-filler house but, thankfully, one with soul). Greg carted them into the backyard today and I placed them against our fence. They aren’t really a wall. They aren’t meant to keep us safe or keep our animals in or keep wild beasts out or do anything more than please the eye. That they do nicely. I like that they are mis-matched and odd combinations of rock. It looks haphazard which is how I looked while I was placing each one. “This one goes here and maybe this one should be here and oh look at this one how nice it will be here. ” A most haphazard inner monologue.

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6 Responses to “Something there is that does love a wall”

  1. mon@rch 4 November, 2007 at 6:04 pm #

    Does look wonderful as is for sure!

  2. amarkonmywall 4 November, 2007 at 6:43 pm #

    I’m very fond of big stones and big stone walls. Who knows where this could go over the next number of years? And it is quite pleasing to the eye just as is.

  3. Draftnik 4 November, 2007 at 7:07 pm #

    It breaks up the line of the fence at the ground. Very nice!

  4. jayne 5 November, 2007 at 4:16 am #

    I like the “rocks as decor” idea and I’d put them out just as you did Liza. Haphazardly and in no particular order! Lovely!

  5. robin andrea 5 November, 2007 at 7:14 am #

    Beautiful rocks and a very good wall.

  6. mary 5 November, 2007 at 4:27 pm #

    A very natural looking wall. Anything to protect the animals is good. Walls can be decorated as well as being decorative. Nice job!

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