Saturday, June 18, 2016

Lowest Row of Stones

Touching the Nonnewaug Trail

     Another row of stone that I thought all these years was Colonial in origin turns out to be Contact Period Indigenous. The first course of stones, where the entryway path, the present driveway, meets the original Nonnewaug Trail greatly resembles another snake. At some point in time someone with a great fondness for cement perhaps over ambitiously  pointed at the least or this remaining section of stone wall, in a way preserving the original construction...

This stone appears to have been humanly enhanced: 

It is a little disturbed at the top, but something familiar stands out,
no reason to draw in an eye...
A couple "easy to make" snakes farther up: 

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