Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ridgetop

Boulder, perched on the bedrock, in Sept. 2012 
Looking to the right, there's some suggestion of stones stacked on the bedrock, as if the large almost level area of the ridgetop just above here might be encircled by stones - which turns out to be almost the case and cause for me to wonder about all sorts of possibilities. There isn't a solid unbroken ring of stones - are they now missing or was the encircling row being built and never finished? Were the gaps intentional and part of the whole deal? These are probably things I'll never be sure of unless I find that 3 or 4 hundred year old Pootatuck man that could tell me...
Another bunch of photos to open in a new window or tab, this photo was taken looking back toward the colorful boulder, which would be to the extreme left. There's a stretch of stone row toward the left in the photo above, boulders and cobbles that in a way is like a barrier that also makes a little walkway along a cliff side, on the cliff side of the stone row...


Above: outside looking in, below: inside looking out...
The three photos below are of some sort of possible effigy...
At its most northern point this row blends into the outcrop, you might say...
...and walking to its south it blends back in again (note the cobbles placed in the gap).

Then the row seems to dissappear - or something...  
...another walk along this eastern edge of the ridge is certainly something I intend to do.
I want to look at this "not too short stretch" of stone row again, as well as this one below that is orientated East and West - and how did I walk by that boulder without looking at it more closely???

This boulder hidden by the tree that my photo merge chose as a focal point, cropped from the original:

There are tangles of barberries and those invasive roses I can never remember the name of as you head to the southern border of this piece of land trust property, hiding more stone work. Some is zigzag and some is not, including that linear property line with its posts and wire...


...a little modern shrine (with a stone pile in front of it?)...

...and a wild life (or curious unintentional tresspasser) cam:
I smiled and waved, of course, and then waded back into the brush, following this low stone row that can't be seen all that well really, but eventually led to the "Short Stretches" from that first post:
http://wakinguponturtleisland.blogspot.com/2012/09/short-stretches-for-pw.html


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